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Chamber outlines goals for 2016 (access required)

Former University of North Carolina President Erskine Bowles accepted the 2015 Citizen of the Carolinas Award at the Charlotte Chamber’s Annual Meeting. Photo courtesy Chuck Eaton Photographers

Incoming Charlotte Chamber Chairman Ned Curran told some 1,700 members of Charlotte’s business community Tuesday night that job creation, passing bond packages and coordinating an economic-development strategy will be the chamber’s priorities in the coming year. Curran, who also is ...

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Company’s drone technology takes off (access required)

Charlotte UAV designed and built a 50-pound plus carbon-fiber prototype that the company says can stay aloft for an hour (right). To the left is a 3-pound hobby-grade drone that can fly for about 15 minutes. Photo courtesy Charlotte UAV

The sky’s the limit for drone aficionados. Long considered a special-operations tool for the military, unmanned aerial vehicles have taken on civilian applications by law enforcement, the film industry, and news media. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg ...

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