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LEED certification challenges (access required)


LEED certification has risen in popularity across the U.S. and in Charlotte in particular: the city is home to 74 buildings with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design designations. So why isn't CMS striving for LEED status on all of its four new schools?

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Reese vows to continue Knights fight (access required)


Jerry Reese, practically a household name throughout the metro area because of his failed fights to stop the Charlotte Knights from building a stadium in Uptown, suffered a setback this week: Over the protests of Reese, the City Council OK’d $8 million to help cover part of the project’s construction costs. Despite that, Reese told The Mecklenburg Times Thursday that he's not backing down.

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Sticker shock: Owners must display contact info (access required)


To some in Charlotte’s rental-property industry, it’s a policy that just goes too far. Some say it would, in essence, turn owners of rental property into “second-class citizens” and that it might even force renters away from the Charlotte area. The police department, though, says it would help fight crime.

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