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Taxi drivers call for investigation of Hospitality and Tourism Alliance

A union representing Charlotte’s taxicab drivers wants the city to seek an investigation of the Greater Charlotte Hospitality and Tourism Alliance by the FBI or the State Bureau of Investigation. Randy Conrad, organizer for Teamsters Local 71, told the Charlotte Passenger ...

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Fed up with government fees, developers turn to lawsuits (access required)

In Davidson, an ordinance is pitting developers against town officials. At the crux of the conflict is a section of the town’s planning ordinance that is requiring the developer of Summers Walk, a master-planned residential community, to cover the cost ...

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Advisers face scrutiny over project ties (access required)

It’s a question of conflicts of interest. On the one hand, some are wondering why two people employed by Calor Energy, a consultant for developers of a proposed plant that would burn Mecklenburg County’s trash, are allowed to sit on ...

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Nonprofits expect to profit from convention (access required)

Just hours after the Democratic Party announced that Charlotte would host its 2012 national convention, the Levine Museum of the New South got a phone call. A national organization wanted to book the museum during the convention for a sit-down ...

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To land DNC contracts, businesses turn to good old networking (access required)

Many Charlotte-area businesses are turning to the national Democratic Party in hopes of landing work during its September 2012 convention in Charlotte. But for savvy business owners in the hospitality industry, it is only one part of their strategy. Charlotte ...

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