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County OK’s $317.7 million in capital expenditures through fiscal 2018 (access required)

CHARLOTTE – The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners gave final approval Tuesday night for $317.7 million in capital projects that were initially presented to the board last summer. The capital outlays, some of which will be paid out as late ...

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Cherry’s last stand? Historic neighborhood fights rezoning petition (access required)

1723 Main Street, a 1952 triplex with a view of the uptown Charlotte skyline, would be demolished to make way for The Grove at Cherry project, which would bring 39 market-rate single-family homes and four affordable duplex units to Charlotte’s Cherry neighborhood. Photo by Tony Brown

CHARLOTTE – Cherry was founded in the late 1800s as Charlotte’s first workforce housing, a neighborhood for skilled and unskilled black laborers. That’s the history, and history is key to the present and future of the city’s second-oldest traditionally black ...

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