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Author Archives: Caitlin Coakley, staff writer

City’s banking image proves hard to look past (access required)

In many people’s minds, Charlotte is still Banktown. So says a survey conducted as a starting point for a public relations campaign launched this year by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte Center City Partners and Charlotte Regional Partnership to ...

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Committee opposes ban on ‘predatory’ towing

Despite complaints from the public about so-called “predatory” towing practices in Charlotte, a committee has decided against outlawing the practice. The practice is also known in the industry as patrol towing, in which a towing company monitors a parking lot and ...

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James’ divisive comments raise worries about economic impact (access required)

Bill James could be bad for business in Mecklenburg County. At least that’s the concern of some in Charlotte. James, a Republican representing District 6, has been one of Mecklenburg County’s most polarizing and talked-about politicians, offending blacks, gays and ...

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