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From Brooklyn to Ballantyne: The story behind Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis

A light rail train passes through New Bern Street at Rail Crossing Lane station heading to uptown Charlotte. Anyone who’s lived in Charlotte for a minute knows that the Ballantyne area, wealthier than Mecklenburg County as a whole, isn’t the...
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‘Land of Oz’ closed in 1980 — but the NC theme park will soon open for a limited time

‘Land of Oz’ closed in 1980 — but the NC theme park will soon open for a limited time

The North Carolina theme park Land of Oz will soon reopen for a limited time. The park opened in Beech Mountain, North Carolina, in 1970 but closed 10 years later, according WGHP. It offered guests the chance to meet characters,...
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‘Security Incident’ On JetBlue Flight At Charlotte Airport

‘Security Incident’ On JetBlue Flight At Charlotte Airport

(Shutterstock) CHARLOTTE, NC — A "security incident" on board an airplane at Charlotte Douglas International Airport has been cleared, an airport spokesperson said. The airport spokesperson said all of the airport’s partners worked togeth...
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A Charlotte man changed his habit and bought a cheaper lottery ticket. He’s glad he did.

A Charlotte man changed his habit and bought a cheaper lottery ticket. He’s glad he did.

Charlotte restaurant manager Michael Ferri changed his daily habit of buying a $30 lottery ticket in favor of some less expensive ones. He’s glad he did, as the switch won him a big prize, NC lottery officials said Wednesday. NC...
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Charlotte Metro Credit Union and Habitat for Humanity Charlotte Partner to Enhance Community Opportunities for Home Ownership

Charlotte Metro Credit Union and Habitat for Humanity Charlotte Partner to Enhance Community Opportunities for Home Ownership

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Charlotte Metro Federal Credit Union (CMCU), a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution based in Charlotte, today announced a three-year partnership with Habitat for Humanity Charlotte where CMCU wil...
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NC State’s Torin Dorn withdraws from NBA draft, will return to school | News & Observer

NC State’s Torin Dorn withdraws from NBA draft, will return to school | News & Observer

Torin Dorn will be back at N.C. State for his senior season. Dorn announced on Sunday he has taken his name out of the NBA draft and will play his final college season for the Wolfpack in 2018-19. “LAST RIDE,...
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Knock is the latest ambitious entry in Atlanta real estate

Knock is the latest ambitious entry in Atlanta real estate

Knock, Inc., a venture-backed start-up, has plans to disrupt the housing market, and it has picked Atlanta as one of its first two targets. The San Francisco-based company, which just set up shop in Atlanta, works with homeowners who wants...
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Decorating Ideas for a Fresh Look in Your Apartment

Decorating Ideas for a Fresh Look in Your Apartment

If you are bored with your apartment, you might want to make some changes to make it stylish and give it a fresh feeling. When you are planning to redecorate, you need to consider the landlord’s opinion about it if...
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Local commissioner remembers holding NC teacher rally in 1989

Local commissioner remembers holding NC teacher rally in 1989

(Mike Rode | WBTV) CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – Mecklenburg County Commissioner Vilma Leake remembers in 1989 when she led teachers to a rally in Raleigh. Before she was a county commissioner, Leake was a Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) teacher and presiden...
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Column: Housing Choices Are a Good Reflection of Political Divisions

Column: Housing Choices Are a Good Reflection of Political Divisions

There is a familiar kind of political argument that goes something like this: “I know we are politically divided. I think that partisanship has its place — but surely there is no need to make [fill in the blank] a...
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