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1 hr ago | The Charlotte Observer

Suspect arrested in SW Charlotte robbery

Decarlos Brown, 23, of Charlotte, was arrested Thursday in connection with an armed robbery off East Arrowood Road, police said.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC

3 hrs ago | Jacksonville Daily News

Governor McCrory Appoints Judge Lisa Bell to Court of Appeals

Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Special Superior Court Judge Lisa Bell to the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

N.C. private school vouchers ruled unconstitutional

A North Carolina judge has ruled that the state's plan to give vouchers to K-12 students to attend private school is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: School Vouchers, Education

The Charlotte Observer

Matthews man faces 13 drug charges

David Ray Robinson, 27, of Matthews, was arrested this week on a variety of felony drug charges, according to police.

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Related Topix: Matthews, NC

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

AAA study: 3 people die each day on N.C. roads

Mecklenburg County led the state in the number of pedestrian deaths and vehicle collision fatalities last year, but the 20th annual AAA Carolinas rankings of road safety says other parts of North Carolina are more dangerous.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Graham County, NC, Pitt County, NC

The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte to study ‘Pay as You Throw’ for garbage

Your water bill is based on how much water you use. Your power bill is based on how much electricity you consume.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Cabarrus County, NC, Harrisburg, NC

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Social Security turns 79 years oldSocial Security turns 79 years oldA ...

Social Security turns 79 years old The Alliance unveiled its most current report showing what Social Security means to people living in North Carolina.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Charlotte, NC

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

CMS completes $20 million security project

First-grade teacher Allie Smith prepares her classroom at Cotswold Elementary School Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Education Etc.

WECT-TV Wilmington

Brunswick Co. authorities charge Charlotte woman in death of infant son

Mecklenburg County authorities arrested a woman facing involuntary manslaughter charges in Brunswick County in connection to the death of her infant son in 2013.

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Related Topix: Brunswick County, NC, Oak Island, NC

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Fight breaks out in Charlotte courtroom

Fight breaks out in Charlotte courtroom The fight happened in a courtroom during an appearance for Raphael White.

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News Observer

NC House defeats sales tax cap and business incentives

With broad opposition, the N.C. House Tuesday defeated a bill that would have capped sales taxes in North Carolina counties and given state officials millions more money to lure companies.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, Huntersville, NC

WBTV

Wake County expects population to hit 1 million

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that demographic experts say Wake County adds about 60 people each day.

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Related Topix: Wake County, NC, Raleigh, NC

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Tax supporters regroup after surprise start

Before her board endorsed Mecklenburg County's upcoming sales tax referendum, school board Chairwoman Mary McCray hailed the effort, but wished her members had been included in the planning to get it to the November ballot.

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Related Topix: Guilford County, NC, High Point, NC

WBTV

Detectives: Teen arrested after stealing mother's credit card, spending $500+

A Mooresville teen was arrested after detectives say he stole his mother's credit card and spent more than $500 in two counties.

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Related Topix: Mooresville, NC, Iredell County, NC

The Charlotte Observer

Constangy to retire as Mecklenburg judge Aug. 31

William "Bill" Constangy, a Mecklenburg County judge for more than a quarter-century, will retired Aug. 31, court officials say.

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Related Topix: Duke University, Elon University

News Observer

David Writebol out of quarantine, visits Ebola-stricken wife

Charlotte missionary David Writebol completed his 21-day quarantine Sunday and traveled to Atlanta, where he saw his wife for the first time since she was evacuated Aug. 5 to Emory University Hospital for treatment of Ebola virus disease.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Emory University, Liberia, World News, Africa

Business Journal

New Truliant branches stretch credit union's reach

Truliant Federal Credit Union , the largest Triad-based credit union, is extending its physical reach with three new branches recently opened or in the works.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Winston-Salem, NC, Alamance County, NC, Mebane, NC

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Suspect in police shootings in jail

A young police officer keeps his eye on a gathering crowd near the location of a domestic shooting off Tom Hunter Rd. in Charlotte Sunday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Conservative group cancels NC ads, gives air time to Concerned Veterans for America

Charlotte viewers of next week's "60 Minutes" were scheduled to see a political ad sponsored by Freedom Partners, a group affiliated with the conservative Koch brothers.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Davidson, NC, Huntersville, NC

WSOCTV

Man wanted in corrections officer's murder turns himself in

A man wanted in connection with the murder of a corrections officer has turned himself in.

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