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Growing gap (access required)

It’s late on a Friday afternoon and the sun is starting to droop toward the horizon. Sitting on the steps of his rental house, Dante Jones takes a sip of his Mountain Dew. The 42-year-old man has, by his own ...

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Eye on Government (access required)

A look at happenings in local government Council OKs tree ordinance revisions After five years, the Charlotte City Council approved revisions to a tree ordinance Monday. The ordinance requires developers to preserve a minimum of 15 percent of trees in ...

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Answering the call (access required)

Bruns Avenue Elementary had the lowest reading and science test scores in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system during the 2007-08 school year, and its math score was near the bottom. Absenteeism, tardiness and disciplinary problems were rampant. There were bullet holes ...

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