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Drive-thru reservations (access required)

Drive-thru windows have become a part of the shopping landscape in Charlotte, as they have throughout the rest of the country. A growing population — according to the latest census data, Mecklenburg County has 919,628 residents, up 32.2 percent since ...

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Redeveloping the area’s textile mills can come with snags (access required)

The Charlotte area could soon see two more historic textile mills undergo a facelift and go from vacant to back in use. Plans are under way to restore and renovate Mecklenburg and Johnston Mills, NoDa properties that have been eyesores ...

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Amid talks about cutting CMC-Randolph funding, Medicaid debate begins (access required)

In a move to reduce spending, Mecklenburg County is looking at cutting funding for the Carolinas Medical Center-Randolph mental health facility. Each year, the county provides roughly $16 million to support the center. Now, that funding is in the crosshairs. ...

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NASCAR still trying to recover after collision with downturn (access required)

For those who haven’t noticed, there are a few extra NASCAR fans in town this week. With Charlotte Motor Speedway hosting the All-Star Race last weekend and the Coca-Cola 600 set for Sunday, hotels are packed, roads are jammed and ...

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Just how bad is the foreclosure problem? That’s a good question, Charlotte experts say (access required)

Jim Kluth remembers in the 1980s when real estate agents, hoping to get first dibs on foreclosed properties, would hang around the Mecklenburg County Courthouse and regularly dig through public records looking for new foreclosure filings. Today, such information is ...

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Adult store stimulates nearby businesses (access required)

The billboard on Interstate 77 catches the eye, both for the blond in the French maid outfit as well as the incongruity of its location. Towering over Mooresville, the advertisement for lingerie and sex toy store Adam & Eve casts ...

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