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Corps of Engineers grants permit for Monroe Connector-Bypass

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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Industry officials bash regulations during hearing (access required)

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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Environmentalists challenge permit for Monroe Bypass

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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Is Wal-Mart Independence Boulevard’s salvation? (access required)

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 ...

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