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Living off the grid (access required)

This off-the-grid house at 138 Kiser Street in Bessemer City features a metal roof and stone facade. A conversion system will allow the owner to store power from electric cars. Photo courtesy of Mike Stricklin

Joe Bowling attributes his longtime affinity to a self-sustaining lifestyle to his mother’s Depression-era childhood and her subsequent belief in the motto “waste not, want not.” The 49-year-old Air Force veteran and airplane mechanic even started a company 10 years ...

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Stormwater ordinance changes approved (access required)

storm water runoff

The Charlotte City Council approved revisions to a post-construction stormwater ordinance that city officials say will increase redevelopment project fees 9 percent while providing environmental benefits in area watersheds. No one opposed the revisions during a public hearing Monday night ...

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