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Few oppose revised project (access required)

The Charlotte City Council held a public hearing Monday night on a petition Synco Properties refiled to rezone 27 acres at Sharon and Colony roads from multi-family residential to mixed-use development with optional provisions. Photo by Mark Abramson

BY ROBERTA FUCHS AND MARK ABRAMSON Only one person spoke Monday night against a rezoning request by Synco Properties to redevelop an apartment complex at Colony and Sharon roads, after the company made more than three dozen changes in response ...

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Concord rezoning denied (access required)

Rose Beam, above, led a group of neighbors who successfully appealed a Concord Zoning and Planning Commission decision to rezoning 275 acres for a subdivision. Photo by Mark Abramson

The Concord City Council voted 5-2 Wednesday night to deny a rezoning request for a 551-home subdivision after neighbors appealed a Planning and Zoning Commission approval of the rezoning. “I’m so happy. The little guy prevails,” Rose Beam, who led ...

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Company’s drone technology takes off (access required)

Charlotte UAV designed and built a 50-pound plus carbon-fiber prototype that the company says can stay aloft for an hour (right). To the left is a 3-pound hobby-grade drone that can fly for about 15 minutes. Photo courtesy Charlotte UAV

The sky’s the limit for drone aficionados. Long considered a special-operations tool for the military, unmanned aerial vehicles have taken on civilian applications by law enforcement, the film industry, and news media. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg ...

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