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Population surge fed housing frenzy (access required)

John Woodward entered the building industry eight years ago when Charlotte’s population was booming. Seduced by the influx of residents, Woodward became a licensed contractor and started a small residential construction company, Woodward Builders, in Charlotte. “There was construction on ...

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Latinos lead NC’s population surge over decade

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s population of Latinos has more than doubled over the past decade, leading a statewide growth spurt that involved nearly all 100 counties, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The state’s overall population ...

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City’s banking image proves hard to look past (access required)

In many people’s minds, Charlotte is still Banktown. So says a survey conducted as a starting point for a public relations campaign launched this year by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte Center City Partners and Charlotte Regional Partnership to ...

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CIAA renews Charlotte contract

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association last week said it is renewing its contract with Charlotte through 2014. Last month, the Charlotte chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People had called for major events, including the CIAA, to ...

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A gray area for business (access required)

Looking to drum up some business during the recession-pinched construction market, Wiley Brown, director of marketing at Edifice in Charlotte, started pursuing new opportunities, namely senior living communities. That led to the commercial builder landing a contract for a major ...

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