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Charlotte City Council Sept. 23 (access required)

The City Council on Monday took care of two business items that have stirred controversy over the past several months, among other issues. Council members were obligated to select four members to the newly formed but they yet-to-be empowered Charlotte Douglas International Airport advisory commission, and did so at Monday’s meeting. The Carolina Panthers also got a boost Monday night – following the team’s Sunday afternoon rout of the New York Giants – when council members voted to approve spending $28 million in public funds to help pay for renovations at Bank of America Stadium.

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Proposal would allow 
languishing Charlotte sites 
to generate income (access required)

Charlotte Knights General Manager Dan Rajkowski has homerun-sized plans for an empty, underutilized piece of property in uptown. The Knights lease a lot on South Mint Street from Mecklenburg County. For now, it’s just an open, grassy field with security ...

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The Tuesday Interview: Joel Matthews, East Coast Pyrotechnics event producer (access required)

Age: 48 Lives in: Rock Hill, S.C. Family: wife, Marie; children, Jesse, 7, Jake, 5 Education: bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Joel Matthews likes to blow stuff up. He’s been doing it for ...

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Some say concession prices at local venues are hard to swallow (access required)

Summer in Charlotte is in full swing, and that could mean good business for arenas and venues that offer a concert and a cool reprieve from the heat or just a way to unwind. But in these days of economic ...

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Will the Charlotte Knights be victors in their crusade for an uptown stadium? (access required)

The Charlotte Knights have slain the lawsuit dragon delaying their new stadium in uptown. Now, the Triple-A ball club must convince some skeptical Mecklenburg County commissioners that the project is still a good use of the land. In their pitch, ...

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Charlotte firm turns to fancy cars, models to sell houses (access required)

Frank Arooji was about halfway through the multimillion-dollar project when he started having serious misgivings. “I thought, ‘Why did I do it?’” said Arooji, co-owner of Matthews-based Persis-Nova Builders, which builds custom homes throughout the Carolinas. Arooji and his partner, ...

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