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Some companies find the grass is greener in S.C. (access required)

Robb Hudson was frustrated with Mecklenburg County. The North American vice president for Leicestershire, England-based Winbro Group Technologies had hoped the county would take more of an interest in the company when it began shopping this year for a location ...

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For people with disabilities, recession ups challenge of getting a job (access required)

For nearly a year in 2008, Edward Robinson looked for a job around his Huntersville home, applying everywhere from grocery stores and movie theaters to bowling alleys and home-improvement centers. He landed a few jobs, but they never worked out. ...

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Crowded house (access required)

(Editor’s note: Part of an occasional series on growth of communities outside Charlotte) Business owner Tana Greene remembers when the only place to eat in the Lake Norman area was the Ham and Eggs restaurant at Exit 28 off Interstate ...

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Losing speed (access required)

Morgan Ramsey’s longtime love affair with NASCAR ended badly. He grew up in Ridgeway, Va., just a few miles from the Martinsville Speedway and started going to races when he was 8. Family outings often consisted of traveling to regional ...

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Holiday job hunt could be hard work for teens (access required)

Having opened Dollar Plus in August, Doris Afam is excited about the upcoming holiday season and what will hopefully be a big boost in sales. But that excitement is tempered by the fact that she can’t afford to hire as ...

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Growing gap (access required)

It’s late on a Friday afternoon and the sun is starting to droop toward the horizon. Sitting on the steps of his rental house, Dante Jones takes a sip of his Mountain Dew. The 42-year-old man has, by his own ...

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