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Perking up: Are incentives helping 
to sell Charlotte homes? (access required)

The Kannapolis home had been on the market about eight months. The seller, Fred Waite, had lowered the price in September from $1.8 million to $1.5 million. But, still, not so much as a nibble, said the listing agent, Heidi ...

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In Charlotte’s mayoral race, Stone nails down the industry’s backing (access required)

Until he announced his candidacy for mayor in March, Scott Stone wasn’t a nobody, but he wasn’t exactly a household name in Charlotte, either. A former vice president of Merrick & Co., a Colorado-based engineering and architectural firm, he ran ...

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Welder shortage leads to bind 
for some Charlotte-area companies (access required)

Charlotte-based Shaw Power Group has multiple power plant construction projects under way in the area. There’s Cliffside Steam Station in Cleveland and Rutherford Counties, Buck Steam Station in Rowan County and Dan River Steam Station in Rockingham County. They’re big, ...

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When Charlotte’s real estate market collapsed, some fled the business. Where are they now? (access required)

The decline of Charlotte’s housing market made some real estate agents look long and hard at the business. After studying their options, some hung up their blazers and got out of the game or opted not to sell homes full ...

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Real estate execs pump cash into next month’s Charlotte elections (access required)

Charlotte-based Spangler Construction used to be in the commercial construction business. These days it’s known as a real estate investment company. And in the upcoming Charlotte City Council and mayoral elections, Spangler’s known as the company whose employees have donated ...

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Convention Tension (access required)

On April 28, former Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt stood behind a podium at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, addressing the crowd that had gathered for the press conference. The focus of the event was the 2012 Democratic National Convention, ...

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Green Gamble: Bill Thomas’ ‘Agriburbia’ project hasn’t taken root (access required)

As it sits there now, The Farmstead in Rowan County is just another failed and abandoned subdivision. Developers Bill Thomas and John Fletcher had high hopes in 2007, when they paid about $2.5 million for the 120 acres in Granite ...

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