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Mobile market plan meets zoning obstacle

A prize-winning idea for a mobile farmers market to take fresh produce to neighborhoods without grocery stores has hit a snag: the Charlotte zoning ordinance tightly restricts food trucks. Planners are working to create an exception.

Car-free in Charlotte? It isn't easy

We've lived car-free in Charlotte since 2012, and it hasn't been easy, though we're saving money. Instead of "transportation choices," why don't cities adopt a bolder long-range goal – to make car-free living more than a novelty?

Gold in them hills? Maybe it's in South End

Imagine a Gold Museum, homes, stores, offices – even a bowling alley and skateboard park – in a corner of South End. That's the vision of business and property owners in the area, which they've dubbed the Gold District.

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