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Struggling for support (access required)

As Charlotte and the surrounding area continue to grow, the region is seeing more urban problems — including a growing number of people with HIV. Despite efforts at prevention, HIV cases in Mecklenburg County are steadily increasing. Though the county ...

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Twilight Zoning (access required)

As Charlotte-area restaurant owners struggle to bring home the bacon in the current economy, some are adding entertainment as a way to bring in more customers. But by trying to rake in the dough, they might be breaking zoning laws ...

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Yellow with envy (access required)

Looking for some independence, many of Charlotte’s cabbies are pushing for a “medallion” system in the Queen City, similar to programs in other cities such as New York and New Orleans. It would dramatically change the way Charlotte’s cabbies are ...

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Green house suspicions (access required)

When government officials convene in Charlotte next month to consider requiring new U.S. homes to be built to high energy-efficiency standards, Danny Kelly will be concerned. The green builder in him is happy about the proposed building code changes. All ...

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