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“We are a group of local business folks and long-time Panthers Permanent Seat License owners writing to call a regrettable personal foul on the most tenured and venerable member of the Carolina Panthers organization — You!”
— The Perturbed Panther PSL Owners Federation in a letter to team owner Jerry Richardson that appeared as a full-page ad in The Charlotte Observer. The group of anonymous Panthers fans — upset by the team’s poor performance this season, which they blame on Richardson’s stinginess — published the letter in December.

Briefs

CHARLOTTEJELD-WEN, which makes doors and windows, will open its North American headquarters in Charlotte, investing $2 million and creating 142 jobs within two years. It employs 260 in Davidson and McDowell counties. The company’s global headquarters is in Klamath Falls, Ore.

SALISBURY — Beth Newlands Campbell replaced Cathy Green Burns as president of Salisbury-based grocery chain Food Lion, which is owned by Belgium-based Delhaize Group. Newlands Campbell was president of Scarborough, Maine-based Hannaford Supermarkets, also a Delhaize subsidiary. The company recently introduced lower prices and a new marketing strategy amid slumping market share.

CHARLOTTE Parkway Properties will buy a 19-story downtown office tower for $47.4 million. The Orlando, Fla.-based company recently bought the NASCAR Plaza building, also downtown.

MONROE Midway Aircraft Instrument will move here from Little Ferry, N.J., investing $2.3 million and bringing 36 jobs within three years. The company maintains and repairs aircraft-system components. Average annual salary will be $50,019, higher than Union County’s average of $35,048.

CHARLOTTE — Daniel R. DiMicco stepped down after more than 12 years as CEO of Nucor. President and Chief Operating Officer John J. Ferriola, who has worked for the steel-maker for about 20 years and led three divisions, succeeded him.

CHARLOTTE US Airways will begin offering daily direct flights from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Sao Paulo, Brazil, in May. The Tempe, Ariz.-based airline also will start flying daily to Heathrow Airport in London from Charlotte, its largest hub, in March.