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State senator says energy efficiency bill isn’t dead (access required)

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House Bill 201, a bill that would reinstate 2009 energy efficiency standards in commercial construction, appeared to be sailing through the North Carolina General Assembly in mid-June.Then, on June 24, it again was removed from the calendar and referred to a committe, casting doubt on whether the bill would receive a vote during this legislative session. But Sen. Andrew Brock said he thinks the bill will come out of committee and be back in front of the Senate within the next couple of weeks.

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Construction jobs increasing in Charlotte area (access required)

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The Charlotte metropolitan area added 1,000 construction jobs in May compared to May 2012, while North Carolina as a whole lost 5,000 jobs over the same time. A report from the Association of General Contractors issued in June shows that the Charlotte metro area gained by far the most construction jobs in the state in May over May.

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Renovation Report: Central Piedmont Community College City View Center (access required)

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This fall, up to 40 students at Central Piedmont Community College will start their studies in the school’s new cosmetology program. But before any of the aspiring stylists can begin cutting hair, doing nails or giving facials, Central Piedmont and Shiel Sexton had to do several months of work to prepare CPCC’s City View Center to house the new program.

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The straight-shooting (really) president of Get the Lead Out (access required)

The straight-shooting (really) president of Get the Lead Out <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

At 32, Kathryn Hubicki has been around. Now she gets around, running the family's Charlotte business, Get the Lead Out, a lead paint-, asbestos-, radon- and mold-testing company, which takes her all over the Carolinas and the Southeastern U.S. for, among others, the Federal Aviation, Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development departments.

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Commercial Confidential: James E. and Mary Anne Rogers Science and Health Building (access required)

Commercial Confidential: James E. and Mary Anne Rogers Science and Health Building <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

Every time students at Queens University of Charlotte sit down in the brand new, state-of-the-art science building on campus, they can thank Jim Rogers. Rogers, the CEO of Duke Energy, and the Duke Energy Foundation donated a cool $18 million to Queens so the school could build the 56,000-square-foot science classroom building. With the gift from Rogers and Duke, Queens didn’t have to borrow any money to fund construction, said Bill Nichols, vice president of campus planning.

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