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Zoning ordinance could define new Council’s legacy (access required)

One of the more pressing issues facing the new Charlotte City Council will be a revision on the city's zoning ordinance. Photo by Payton Guion.

CHARLOTTE – Just about every political leader – a certain Canadian mayor notwithstanding – works to be remembered for fixing issues for their constituents and leaving their jurisdiction a better place. Whether that’s solving the poverty problem, vanquishing corruption or ...

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N.C. DOT to hold meetings on Monroe Bypass (access required)

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The state Department of Transportation will hold three meetings to receive comments on its revised analyses of the potential ecological impacts of building the Monroe Bypass, which it says is needed to alleviate traffic congestion in Monroe. The department was ...

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The end of the road maintenance in Union County (access required)

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MARVIN – Towns in Union County are scrambling to figure out how to fund the maintenance of future subdivision streets after the state recently alerted them that it will no longer be doing the work – something that municipalities in ...

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County: Levine’s $700M First Ward project to start in January (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Prominent Charlotte developer, landowner and visionary Daniel Levine’s much-ballyhooed, long-delayed $700 million public-private project to build an “urban village” in First Ward is now scheduled for a January ground-breaking. That’s according to W. Lee Jones, capital planning division ...

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Coming Monday to Cornelius: Car Wars Episode III: The Elantra strikes back (access required)

The plans for the proposed expansion of Lake Norman Hyundai calls for three new buildings to be constructed just to the left (or south) of the existing dealership on Interstate 77 at Catawba Avenue in Cornelius. The current building would become a used-car dealership. File photo by Tony Brown

CORNELIUS – If at second you don’t succeed, try, try again, again. That’s the latest tactic being taken by car czar Rick Zoerb in his yearlong battle to make a major expansion of his Hyundai dealership, prominently positioned at the ...

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