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(Not) all shook up (access required)

The Charlotte area is not accustomed to the tremors it felt Tuesday when an earthquake rocked the East Coast. The quake was on everyone’s lips that afternoon, and for a second people stopped thinking about a hurricane named Irene and ...

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Off the menu (access required)

Michael Jordan might own a home in Charlotte, but the Queen City apparently is still not good enough for one of his steakhouses. This week, Jordan opened a Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse in Chicago at the Intercontinental Hotel on Michigan Avenue. ...

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‘Nightclubs’ 
seeking 
variances (access required)

The city of Charlotte’s Zoning Board of Adjustments will hear variance requests from two city businesses being labeled nightclubs during an Aug. 30 meeting. Lava Lounge, 4501 E. Independence Blvd., is seeking to bypass a requirement that it be located ...

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Same place, new cops … maybe (access required)

Some unincorporated parts of Mecklenburg County might have their police coverage come from different municipalities in 2013. During its most recent session, the General Assembly passed legislation to broaden Mecklenburg County’s authority to create law enforcement service districts. The legislation ...

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