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It’s not easy staying green (access required)

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The city of trees is about to get less green. Pulte Homes has submitted sketch plans to develop a subdivision of 93 homes on 55 mostly tree-covered acres on Hugh Forest Road. According to a city ordinance, Pulte would be allowed to remove about 44.5 acres of trees to make room to build.

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From ‘Go away’ to ‘Go’ (access required)

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Phil Frankhauser just knew, even before he walked into a roomful of stone-faced residents in this generally anti-development north Mecklenburg municipality. The principal partner of the Columbus, Ohio-based Epcon Communities knew, even though he was greeted in the hallway on that Nov. 29 evening by fliers bearing two red traffic signs: “STOP Epcon Communities” and “WRONG WAY for Cornelius.”

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Addition by ambition (access required)

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The city’s leaders want more Democratic National Convention-like events, and some developers are planning for fewer Democratic National Convention-like gripes about uptown hotels. Construction has either started on or is planned for hundreds of new hotel rooms in Charlotte, including a 230-unit, 200,000-square-foot Embassy Suites hotel proposed for a site near the Charlotte Convention Center.

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Renovation Report: SouthLake Christian Academy’s football facilities (access required)

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SouthLake Christian Academy’s football team came within a touchdown of winning a state championship last year, losing 26-21 to Victory Christian Academy in November. This offseason, the Huntersville Christian school is overhauling its football field and field house in an effort to ensure that SouthLake will play next season in an environment matching the team’s excellence.

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