RALEIGH — Two companies are seeking approval to be the first to blast the Atlantic Ocean’s bottom with sound waves to find oil and gas deposits. North Carolina’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Friday one of the two companies starting ...Read More »
Waxhaw builder Russell Zavatsky hasn’t built a home in Union County in at least two years. It’s not because the economy has killed off demand. After all, he’s building a new home in Tega Cay, and he’s building and remodeling ...Read More »
The Corps of Engineers has given environmental approval to the controversial Monroe Connector-Bypass project, the North Carolina Turnpike Authority said today. But a lawsuit continues to hold up construction on the 19.7-mile, roughly $800 million toll road, which would be the second in ...
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In 2005, the state Division of Water Quality slapped Karla Knotts and her husband’s Pineville-based real estate brokerage company, Knotts-Greylock, with a $57,816 fine. The basis for the fine: A tire rut in their Greylock subdivision development in Matthews. In ...
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Union County knows what growing pains are. In the past 10 years, the population of Mecklenburg County’s neighbor to the southeast has exploded 62 percent, rising from 123,677 residents in 2000 to 201,292 in 2010. It’s the largest percentage increase ...Read More »
Two environmental groups are challenging a permit issued by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources for the proposed $800 million Monroe Connector-Bypass east of Charlotte. The North Carolina Wildlife Federation and the Yadkin Riverkeeper said the state ...
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Surrounded by vacant and decrepit-looking shopping centers, hotels, restaurants and car lots, Independence Park is one of the last places still showing signs of life along a blighted stretch of highway just minutes from uptown. But Alec Polites said the ...Read More »