No tree on the Rankin property was more prized by those who lived there than the southern red oak known as the Rankin Oak. But its main influence was on the lives of those who lived under its massive branches. What became of the huge tree?
Planners and others say alcohol sales are a primary catalyst for attracting the development of restaurants and stores. Government officials like the extra tax revenue. But in some places, voters still say no.
Since the 2008 housing crash, there’s been talk of Americans downsizing and Millennials rejecting large houses. But recent U.S. Census data show that in the Charlotte area, homes only got bigger after 2000.