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3 hrs ago | The Gaston Gazette

Charlotte man who drowned in Mountain Island Lake recovered

The search continued Friday for a 21-year-old man emergency officials say likely drowned in Mountain Island Lake.

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Related Topix: Gaston County, NC

15 hrs ago | Creative Loafing

Question the Queen City: The Battle for Hooch

Editor's note: We recognize how quickly Charlotte has changed over the years, so here's us trying to preserve its story.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Pineville, NC

Thu Jul 31, 2014

News Observer

Wake, Mecklenburg, can get extra taxing authority if voters approve in November

To get the extra quarter percent tax, voters in the four counties – including Wake and Mecklenburg – must approve the tax in a referendum this November, under a deadline in a bill approved 32-11 shortly after midnight.

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Related Topix: Guilford County, NC, Wake County, NC, Forsyth County, NC, Durham, NC

The Charlotte Observer

Report backs Cornelius police in July 12 pursuit

A final review from Cornelius police of the July 12 pursuit of a suspect that resulted in two crashes and eight injuries says officers operated within proper guidelines.

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Related Topix: Cornelius, NC, Iredell County, NC, Statesville, NC

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WSOCTV

Education groups criticize state budget plan

Education groups are criticizing a new state plan to raise teacher pay because they are concerned the amount state leaders promise to give isn't as good as it seems.

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WCNC-TV Charlotte

Jury returns not guilty verdict in homicide trial

Jury returns not guilty verdict in homicide trial A Mecklenburg County Jury found a Charlotte man not guilty in the death of a 21-year-old man.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Albemarle, NC

News Observer

NC House balks at McCrory's new incentive program for relocating businesses

Gov. Pat McCrory's push to create a new incentive program met stiff resistance in a House committee Wednesday, as lawmakers recommended rejecting the Senate-approved measure.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, Wake County, NC, Apex, NC, Hamilton, NC

News Observer

NC House committee spurns Senate bill that would curb urban sales tax authority

The Senate version of House Bill 1224 would change the options all counties have for levying new local sales taxes, and it would set the tax rate limit at 2.5 percent.

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Related Topix: Durham County, NC, Wake County, NC

The Charlotte Observer

2 men charged in CMPD officer injury

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers respond to the scene after a police officer was injured in north Charlotte .

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC

WMBF

NC elections board sets special judicial filing

Candidates may file during regular business hours at the board's office in Raleigh, beginning at noon on Friday and ending noon on the following.

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Related Topix: Alamance County, NC

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WBTV

Accidents rise but city puts off asking for safety changes

Otis Coffey has a name for his car. "Like a horn, 'Toot Toot'," said Coffey. Afterall it's been in the family a long time, about 30 years.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC

The Charlotte Observer

International House summer reading program aims to expand

Tutor Liza Veilleux works with a group of rising second-graders at Nations Ford Elementary School on Tuesay as part of the Youth English Tutoring Program sponsored by International House.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Family, Kids

The Charlotte Observer

Man critically injured in Mint Hill shooting

Sam Babb Clonts, 26, of Mint Hill, has been charged in connection with a Monday night shooting that left another Mint Hill man critically injured, police said.

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Related Topix: Mint Hill, NC

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WSOCTV

9 investigates: Cancer mystery in Huntersville

"I don't want to create a scare. But now there's five women that we know of in the area that have ocular melanoma," said Janie Blackstock.

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Related Topix: Huntersville, NC

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Larry's Look | Exploring Reedy Creek Nature PreserveLarry's Look |...

Exploring Reedy Creek Nature Preserve Mecklenburg County is home to 210 parks on more than 16,500 acres.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

Sun Jul 27, 2014

WBTV

Tornado watch for Mecklenburg County

It is bringing with it a chance for severe weather. This system has already produced severe thunderstorms in Avery, Watauga and Ashe Counties.

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Related Topix: Weather, Avery County, NC

WRAL.com

Cluster of storms could bring severe weather

"We're going to be keeping an eye on these storms and the potential for them to roll into our area and maybe some outflow boundaries ahead of those storms developing this evening," WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said.

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Related Topix: Weather

The Charlotte Observer

The Source

Among the North Carolina delegation, Foxx was the most active buyer and seller of stocks and bonds since 2012, with 89 trades, according to an Observer review of new data compiled by the campaign finance watchdogs at the Center for Responsive Politics.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Rocky Mount Telegram

Mecklenburg County searches for jury duty no-shows

A Mecklenburg County court official said he's heard about every excuse imaginable for people who skip jury duty, but the county said failing to answer the call may land those people in a courtroom anyway.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors

Burlington Times News

N.C. Medicaid deadline looming

County social services departments across the state continue to process a backlog of Medicaid applications ahead of an Aug. 31 deadline to get the job done.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Alamance County, NC, Wake County, NC, Cumberland County, NC, Guilford County, NC

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