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Corps of Engineers grants permit for Monroe Connector-Bypass

The Corps of Engineers has given environmental approval to the controversial Monroe Connector-Bypass project, the North Carolina Turnpike Authority said today. But a lawsuit continues to hold up construction on the 19.7-mile, roughly $800 million toll road, which would be the second in ...

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Charlotte-area buildings receive funds for energy-efficiency upgrades

Some buildings in the Charlotte region are getting roughly $612,000 out of $1.8 million in federal stimulus funds from the North Carolina Energy Office to make energy-efficiency upgrades. The Packard Place building at 222 S. Church St. is receiving $307,840 ...

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Industry officials bash regulations during hearing (access required)

In 2005, the state Division of Water Quality slapped Karla Knotts and her husband’s Pineville-based real estate brokerage company, Knotts-Greylock, with a $57,816 fine. The basis for the fine: A tire rut in their Greylock subdivision development in Matthews. In ...

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Forsite closes on first phase of ReVenture Park property

Charlotte-based Forsite Development said Tuesday that it has closed on 304 of the 667 acres that ReVenture Park is slated to encompass. The company, which is developing the eco-industrial park project, made the announcement Tuesday. Also Tuesday, Tom McKittrick, Forsite’s ...

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Board calls for outside firm to ‘bring credibility’ to ReVenture review

Saying the review process for the ReVenture park energy plant “has been compromised by local political and financial interests,” the Mecklenburg County Waste Management Advisory Board wants an internationally known waste-management firm to study the proposed project. On Tuesday, the ...

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