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American Airlines’ hub in Charlotte has a new nerve center

Officials unveiled a new “Hub Control Center” at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Wednesday, which they hope will help cut down on delays and make handling hundreds of daily flights at the busy airport more seamless.

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Why millennial men are more likely to buy their groceries online

Buying groceries online is becoming increasingly popular – the launch of services in Charlotte like Shipt, Postmates and Instacart is a testament to that trend. Experts say it’s probably safe to assume grocery e-commerce won’t overtake in-store shopping, but it begs the question: Who is buying their milk, bread and produce online these days? Turns out, it’s more likely to be young men, who find grocery shopping to be ‘a necessary evil.’

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YMCA breaking ground on major expansion

The Dowd YMCA is breaking ground next week on a long planned expansion to the flagship building. The groundbreaking is scheduled for Tuesday. The $14.3 million project will add about 40,000 square feet to the gym facilities.

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Where’s the growth coming next? Just follow the beer

Want to know which Charlotte NC neighborhoods are about to be hotbeds for revitalization? Look at where the breweries are. They tend to be barometers of growth, from South End to NoDa, from Plaza Midwood to Villa Heights. Consider Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Blue Blaze Brewing, Triple C and others.

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American Airlines’ hub in Charlotte has a new nerve center

Officials hope center will help cut down on delays and make handling hundreds of daily flights at the busy airport more seamless
David T. Foster III The Charlotte Observer
American Airlines’ hub in Charlotte has a new nerve center 1:13

American Airlines’ hub in Charlotte has a new nerve center

Statesville Avenue developments 1:04

Statesville Avenue developments

CityLYNX Gold line extension and development coming to Elizabeth Avenue 0:47

CityLYNX Gold line extension and development coming to Elizabeth Avenue

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What's next for Eastland Mall