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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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Unwelcome visitor (access required)

Anticipating a bedbug outbreak, the North Carolina Division of Environmental Health hired an expert in 2008 to deal with the nasty critters. That person was Jung Kim, an environmental senior specialist who travels all over the state looking for the ...

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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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