In this July 17, 2012 photo a statue of a mother holding a baby is frame by the buildings at Independence Square in Charlotte, N.C. Much was made about Charlotte emerging on the big stage when ... more 
In this July 17, 2012 photo a statue of a mother holding a baby is frame by the buildings at Independence Square in Charlotte, N.C. Much was made about Charlotte emerging on the big stage when Democrats awarded their 2012 national convention to the city last year. But the tidy city of gleaming skyscrapers built with money during the flush years of banking is more in its middle age, trying to reinvent itself without cutting all the ties to its big cash past. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Chuck Burton
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 2:43 PM EDT