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Mecklenburg County commissioners adopt $1.39B budget

Voting along party lines Tuesday night, the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners approved a $1.39 billion budget for fiscal 2012. The budget, OK’d in a 5-4 vote, includes a lower property tax rate of 81.66 cents per $100 in valuation from 83.67 cents ...

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CATS loses ‘possibly hundreds of dollars’ in revenue on Speed Street night

Light-rail ridership levels tripled May 28 during Food Lion Speed Street compared with an average Saturday, and some of those passengers did not pay after they were let on trains when rail platforms became overwhelmed. Normally, there are approximately 10,000 ...

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Charlotte freelancers say career is nothing to write home about (access required)

With The Charlotte Observer struggling financially and laying off staff, reporter Greg Lacour took a buyout in October 2008, walking away from a 20-year career as a journalist. Over the years, he had garnered impressive accolades, including being part of ...

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