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Cabarrus' Lomax farm faces uncertain future

An innovative, Cabarrus County-run farm to help fledgling farmers, one of only two in the state, lost its county funding – as well as its electricity – July 1. Can the incubator farm survive as a nonprofit venture? Its many supporters around the region hope so.

South End Rail Trail vision gets boost for art

A proposal to re-design the South End bicycle-walking path that now runs beside the Lynx Blue Line into an art-filled series of public spaces has won an almost half-million-dollar grant to support creative place-making.

Cherry neighborhood rezoning sparks gentrification study

After the approval of a controversial rezoning this spring in the Cherry neighborhood, one of the city’s oldest historically black areas, Charlotte officials are studying how to keep gentrification from forcing out long-time residents in older neighborhoods.

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