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Trash is treasure to Charlotte businesswoman (access required)

The saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” holds especially true for Charlotte businesswoman Linda Holden. Raised by Depression-era parents who didn’t believe in throwing anything away, Holden applies her parents’ principles to her construction and demolition business, The ...

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Twilight Zoning (access required)

As Charlotte-area restaurant owners struggle to bring home the bacon in the current economy, some are adding entertainment as a way to bring in more customers. But by trying to rake in the dough, they might be breaking zoning laws ...

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Green house suspicions (access required)

When government officials convene in Charlotte next month to consider requiring new U.S. homes to be built to high energy-efficiency standards, Danny Kelly will be concerned. The green builder in him is happy about the proposed building code changes. All ...

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Turf battle (access required)

At a time when Charlotte is trying to save its diminishing tree canopy, some homeowners are questioning why the city plans to cut down mature trees in their yards to install stormwater-management devices. Trees are on the chopping block in ...

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SPECIAL REPORT: Tracking the stimulus (access required)

Eighteen months and $787 billion later, the final verdict on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as the stimulus bill, is still unclear, particularly for Mecklenburg County. According to the North Carolina Office of Economic Recovery and Investment, ...

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Mall sprawl (access required)

The foreclosure and sale of Eastland Mall has left many wondering about the property’s future. Houston-based Boxer Property Management Corp., Eastland’s new owner, plans to redevelop the site. Eastland shut down June 30 after business languished at the mall, which ...

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