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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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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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