Friday Feb 28
The Charlotte Observer
Charlotte won't ask about convictions on initial job applications
Charlotte City Manager Ron Carlee has removed the box on city job applications that asks candidates to disclose their criminal records.
The Mountain Times
Riding the Blue Highway
They have won various International Bluegrass Music Association awards, including Album of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year, Gospel Song of the Year and more.
Kinston Free Press
Shopping malls: Survival of the fittest
Vernon Park Mall, which opened in 1970, has seen a decline and continues to struggle as Hallmark, Barnes Jewelers and Chick-fil-A recently pulled out and JCPenney plans to leave in May. Belk, however, is still holding strong.
Wrightsville Beach Magazine
The pianist, Elizabeth Loparits, takes a bow and then another and another, and still the audience stands; the cheers and clapping continue in unabated tribute.