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Bail bondsmen fight proposed changes at jail (access required)

By Sam Boykin CHARLOTTE — As city and county officials revise policies that set bail amounts for defendants and determine who can be released from jail, local bail bondsmen are protesting that the changes will cut into their bottom line. Chief ...

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Skating rinks roll through recession (access required)

By Sam Boykin CHARLOTTE — Laura Hatley was still in diapers when her parents opened Hatley’s Family Skating Center in Monroe in 1956. She grew up around the business, from the heyday of the boogie-down 1970s and the inline craze ...

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Small business strategy in works (access required)

By Austin Light CHARLOTTE — The city’s Business Advisory Committee will recommend to the Economic Development and Planning Committee on Oct. 21 that the city create a strategic plan to support small businesses. The BAC, comprised of professionals appointed by the Charlotte ...

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