Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Observer
10:10 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Want To Monitor Private Cameras

The department is already connected to private cameras at Time Warner Cable Arena, Bank of America Stadium and bank buildings, police leaders said Monday. Police say expanding the network would help them catch more criminals and prevent crimes.
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  In a bid to expand its surveillance network, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police want to connect to private businesses' cameras, which would allow officers to monitor malls, gas stations and banks across the county. 
 Although Police Chief Rodney Monroe did not say how many cameras the department hopes will be linked to its network, the policy change would be an unprecedented expansion since the department started using cameras 12 years ago. 

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Charlotte Observer
9:38 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Firms Back Single Site For Outlets

Rendering of proposed Tanger Outlets
Credit Tanger Outlets

There will be no outlet mall war in Charlotte: In a twist Wednesday evening, rivals Tanger Factory Outlet Centers and Simon Property Group announced they will team up to build one project, in the Steele Creek area.

The move means Indianapolis-based Simon won’t build its announced 400,000-square-foot project in Stallings. Local officials there had said the project, at Interstate 485 and Idlewild Road, would have been the biggest retail development to date in the Union County town, and would have provided $175,000 to $200,000 in property and sales taxes.

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Charlotte Observer
10:11 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Council Rejects Dilworth Walgreens; Developer Warns It Won't 'Go Away'

A controversial rezoning request to build a Walgreens drug store and office building in Dilworth was rejected by Charlotte City Council Monday night, delighting neighbors who had waged an aggressive campaign of e-mails and yard signs against the project.

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Local News
4:35 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

End Of Full Access To Charlotte Observer Online For Free

There will no longer be free unlimited access to the Charlotte Observer's online edition starting later this year. In a call with analysts, the company that owns the Observer says it will install pay-walls before the year is over.

McClatchy Newspapers didn’t exactly how much they’ll start charging for access to Charlotte Observer.com. But the company did talk about a new combined digital and print subscription package it will offer and what it will include.

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