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A long, hard road (access required)

On Tuesday, the North Carolina Employment Security Commission issued the latest unemployment figures for the state’s counties. Mecklenburg County’s rate dropped to 9.8 percent in October from 9.9 percent in September. According to the commission, 44,919 people were unemployed in ...

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Going south (access required)

Bob Reid moved from the Queen City to Tega Cay, S.C., 22 years ago to escape the turmoil of the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system. His children are grown, but he considers York County a nice place to call home, with ...

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Neighborhoods brace for loss of libraries, schools, rec centers (access required)

Thanks to budget shortfalls, Mecklenburg County facilities, such as recreation centers, libraries and schools, have found themselves on the chopping block. In some neighborhoods, though, the impact is worse than in others. Some communities are losing multiple facilities, which could ...

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New plan hatched for the Penguin (access required)

A diner shutting down usually doesn’t create much reaction. After all, the restaurant business is notoriously tough, and restaurants close all the time. But when the Penguin was shuttered last month, a ripple effect was felt throughout the city. Known ...

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