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​CBJ Morning Buzz: Trump due in NC as Florence losses mount, and how Charlotte thwarted flooding; Steele Creek retailers set to open

In local news: President Donald Trump is due today in North Carolina, where he’s expected to survey hard-hit areas in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Citing details from the White House, CNBC reports the president is due to arrive at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock around 10:30 a.m. 69 more words

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NCDOT chief on efforts to reopen highways after Florence

For N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon, the past few days have been a nonstop response effort as crews work to reopen the state’s highways for business. 79 more words

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Why North Carolina's solar power projects are a bright spot amid Florence damage

There has been almost no damage from the storm, say major solar industry players in North Carolina. And it appears that most, if not all, of the projects off line are out because the power grid — not the projects themselves — failed. 31 more words

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High-profile Charlotte figures, major companies pitch in with Florence relief

In the days since then-Hurricane Florence slammed into the coast of southeastern North Carolina, there’s been an outpouring of donations from some of the Charlotte region’s high-profile people and employers. 81 more words

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End of line for Dilworth restaurant

This Dilworth restaurant has closed after two years. Babalu Tapas & Tacos closed last week in advance of Hurricane Florence — and has decided not to reopen, the company said Tuesday. 80 more words

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Charlotte metro dusts Raleigh in GDP growth

The 2017 GDP numbers are in from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the trend lines show Queen City continues to contribute more to the country’s GDP than any other North Carolina metro. 31 more words

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High-tech Amazon warehouses — like the one planned in Charlotte — are a big step toward urban fulfillment center towers

A new wave of fulfillment centers brings Amazon closer to urban high-rise warehouses envisioned in its drone patents, and HQ2 bidders may have unwittingly helped. 31 more words

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