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Burning issue (access required)

Most people flip a light switch or turn on their TV without ever considering what happens to the byproducts created when coal is burned to generate power. But coal ash, one of the byproducts of burning coal, has become a ...

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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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N.C. small firms get bigger slice of stimulus (access required)

By Caitlin Coakley Small contractors have had more opportunities in North Carolina than they have nationally, at least when it comes to reaping the benefits of the federal stimulus bill, according to data provided by the Washington, D.C.-based National Association ...

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