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End of the line? (access required)

As Republicans regain the majority in the U.S. and North Carolina House of Representatives and the state Senate, it’s not known what the political changes will mean for major transit projects in the Charlotte region. Some hear squealing brakes. For ...

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Neighborhoods brace for loss of libraries, schools, rec centers (access required)

Thanks to budget shortfalls, Mecklenburg County facilities, such as recreation centers, libraries and schools, have found themselves on the chopping block. In some neighborhoods, though, the impact is worse than in others. Some communities are losing multiple facilities, which could ...

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Looking for a happy ending in Borders, Joseph-Beth closings (access required)

After 18 years of owning and operating Bookmark in uptown, David Friese is worried. In 1992, Friese and his wife, Kathy, quit their jobs to open the bookstore in the Bank of America building. Things got off to a slow ...

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New plan hatched for the Penguin (access required)

A diner shutting down usually doesn’t create much reaction. After all, the restaurant business is notoriously tough, and restaurants close all the time. But when the Penguin was shuttered last month, a ripple effect was felt throughout the city. Known ...

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With schools closing come gang concerns (access required)

Much has been made of the potential negative consequences of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools closures and consolidations — whether they will affect students’ ability to learn or teachers’ ability to teach. But some members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Gang Intelligence ...

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