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homes stink (access required)

Lincoln County commissioners have declared two homes surplus property and said it plans to demolish them. One was adjacent to a landfill in Crouse; the other was behind a water treatment plant in Denver. The properties did not have much ...

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Disclosure is 
so last season (access required)

Transparency is a good thing in government, right? Well, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission apparently doesn’t think so. On Monday, the commission voted unanimously to revise its rules of procedure. Among the changes: doing away with a requirement for each commissioner ...

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REBIC rejection (access required)

Now here’s something you don’t hear about every day: a politician turning away campaign cash. Meckcetera has learned from the Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition that Mayor Anthony Foxx refused a $500 check from REBIC’s political action committee, Shelter ...

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Renter revenge (access required)

Landlord. Just the word makes some people’s blood pressure boil, conjuring up thoughts of perpetually broken air conditioners, neglected leaks and cockroaches happily breeding without fear of pesticides. If you have such horror stories, you might take vicarious pleasure from ...

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Cutting loose (access required)

You’ve got to admit, Hollywood is very green. After all, who else recycles more? Just look at “Footloose,” the latest in what seems to be a nonstop parade of movie remakes. Speaking of “Footloose”, Gaffney, S.C., native and actress Andie ...

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