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Through the mill: Rehabs haven’t been 
easy in the Great Recession (access required)

The former Premiere Manufacturing Knitting Co. plant in Morganton has a new lease on life, since it’s now home to City Hall and residential and commercial properties. About 10 years ago, the 100,000-square-foot Burke County building was a decaying hulk ...

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On the Level: Tim Eldridge, VP of work force development for ABC’s Carolinas chapter (access required)

Tim Eldridge’s job gives him a front-row seat to the problems created by the shortage of workers in the construction industry. But he’s hoping some training programs will give the Carolinas a boost when the economy improves. Lives in: Mountain ...

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Roll 
fall: Charlotte real estate trade groups’ memberships take hit in recession (access required)

In 2006, before the recession, the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association had 8,152 members. Today, its membership is thinner by about 1,407, a decline that, no doubt, is a byproduct of the market’s downturn. It’s not as much of an exodus ...

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Heartbreak hotel: It’s almost time for last checkout at iconic Concord property (access required)

When Allen Craven’s father moved to the city of Concord, Hotel Concord was his home for months. It was around the 1950s, and Craven’s dad, who has since died, lived there while setting up a medical practice across the street. ...

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