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Growing debate (access required)

When it comes to promoting Charlotte, economic developers like to point to the treetops. The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, for one, boasts on its website that Charlotte is known as a tree city. The city has been fighting to protect ...

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County’s budget battle heads into homestretch (access required)

Mecklenburg County’s 2011 property tax revaluation could result in the county raking in an extra $70 million in revenue for its fiscal 2012 budget. For some county commissioners, the money is already burning a hole in their pockets, and they’ve ...

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Project aims to raise $55M for west Charlotte schools

The CMS Investment Study Group has unveiled a program that aims to generate $55 million in private funding to improve the education for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students in the west Charlotte corridor. Under a five-year plan, Project Leadership and Investment for Transformation will ...

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Black business owners upset over boycott talk

A call by the local NAACP to boycott the CIAA basketball tournament and other large sporting events is not sitting well with some black businesspeople in Charlotte who say it would hurt black businesses. During an executive board meeting Tuesday ...

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Closing, relocating schools could affect property values (access required)

With some public schools in the county set to consolidate or close after changes approved this month, many in the public are wondering about the impacts. But the changes, such as shifting popular and high-performing academic programs from one neighborhood ...

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