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Cornelius board goes back and forth on subdivision (access required)

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CORNELIUS – The town of Cornelius Planning Board on Wednesday took three very confusing votes on the long-embattled Barnhardt single-family subdivision plan. First the appointed Planning Board on Wednesday night voted to recommend that the town’s elected Board of Commissioners ...

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Coming Monday: Epcon Communities vs. Huntersville (access required)

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HUNTERSVILLE – The Huntersville town planning staff report released Wednesday on a proposed single-family senior-living subdivision pretty much says: “No way.” Repeatedly. For eight pages. The block lengths don’t work with the lot sizes, the front-loading garages are not recessed ...

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Huntington Green revitalization faces resistance (access required)

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HUNTERSVILLE – An “enterprise center” that would be a key component of a plan to revitalize the ramshackle trailer-park neighborhood of Huntington Green has run into opposition from a handful of the residents the nonprofit behind the project hopes to ...

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Cornelius is honing its zoning (access required)

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CORNELIUS – The town of Cornelius might be ready to switch rather than fight. The town’s elected Board of Commissioners and appointed Planning Board, operating under a land-use plan that dates all the way back to 1996 and a zoning ...

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Monroe Bypass supporters make presentation at Indian Trail meeting; opposition not invited (access required)

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For a portion of the Indian Trail Town Council meeting Tuesday night, it seemed like a sanctioned parade for the proposed Monroe Bypass. Officials from state, county and local organizations raved about how the 19.7-mile toll road that would run from Stallings to Marshville would boost economic viability on U.S. Highway 74. They made a good case for the bypass, spouting facts about long commute times, heavy tractor-trailer use and how local businesses would benefit. But the opposition to the scrutinized bypass proposal wasn’t invited to speak at the council meeting, making the job easier.

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News analysis: Controversy over Davidson school a lesson in self-governance

News analysis: Controversy over Davidson school a lesson in self-governance

DAVIDSON – Democracy is a funny business – both ha-ha and just plain weird. Writ large – as in the federal shutdown – the comedy and tragedy of our system of government fills the cable news network airtime. But on ...

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Monroe Bypass divides Union County communities: DOT suspends work but continues payments to contractors, including one facing unrelated felony charges (access required)

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State and federal transportation officials are putting the final touches on a second draft environmental report on the proposed Monroe Bypass, as nearby towns debate the project’s merits. Meanwhile, a lead bypass construction contractor continues to collect payments even though all work on the project has been suspended – and even as the company and four of its employees face federal fraud charges not related to the bypass work.

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Some property owners may soon receive tax refunds (access required)

Some Charlotte homeowners will soon start receiving corrected 2011 property tax evaluations as a county-hired appraiser just completed a first batch of revaluations in Myers Park. The completed revaluations by Pearson’s Appraisal Service of 247 parcels were approved by Mecklenburg County Commissioners on Tuesday.

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Historic designation would be grist for Hawthorne Mill (access required)

Louise Cotton Mill, now known around town as Hawthorne Mill, is one of several old textile factories that serve as a historic reminder of what became known as Charlotte’s first true industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But the redevelopment of Hawthorne Mill differs from new multifamily development in that developers can’t just come in and put up projects as they wish. There are strict guidelines governing historic properties that don’t apply to new projects.

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