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Skilled help wanted: Construction companies, county deal with worker shortages (access required)

Skilled help wanted: Construction companies, county deal with worker shortages <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

The economic recovery of the last few years has enabled a construction boom around Charlotte, but both contractors and the county department that inspects their projects are finding some qualified workers hard to come by. Under the Mecklenburg County budget ...

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Davidson defends ordinance: Developers seek refunds for payments made (access required)

Davidson defends ordinance: Developers seek refunds for payments made <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

Two developers have filed a lawsuit against the town of Davidson, claiming it exceeded the authority granted by the state Legislature in requiring homebuilders to include in their projects a portion of houses affordable to people making a less-than-median income. ...

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Huntersville to weigh Anchor possibilities (access required)

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HUNTERSVILLE – Following 15 years of abandoned plans and false starts, the possibility of redevelopment for the former Magla Mills property near downtown is back in play. The town Board of Commissioners last week instructed Manager Greg Ferguson to craft ...

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York County Council defers decision on lake overlay amendment (access required)

York County Council defers decision on lake overlay amendment <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

Editor’s Note: Corrected to accurately reflect proposed development by Walton South Carolina LLC, and comments made by company representatives at the meeting. The York County Council unanimously deferred a decision to amend its Lake Wylie Overlay ordinance for 30 days ...

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Eyes on the sky: N.C. policymakers ready to capitalize on the economic potential of commercial drone use (access required)

Eyes on the sky: N.C. policymakers ready to capitalize on the economic potential of commercial drone use <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

Some people hear the word “drone” and imagine militarized aircraft on combat operations too risky for human involvement. Others see dollar signs. In hopes of encouraging the latter, the North Carolina General Assembly recently approved new regulations regarding drone use. ...

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