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1 hr ago | The Charlotte Observer

Mecklenburg commissioners to hear from public on smoking ban Tuesday

Mecklenburg County commissioners are scheduled to hear from the public Tuesday about a proposed ban on smoking on government grounds and all tobacco use – including electronic cigarettes – at county parks, greenways and golf courses.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Katrina Watson named Meck chief magistrate

Katrina Watson, a member of the judicial system in the Charlotte area for nearly two decades, has been named chief magistrate for the judicial district covering Mecklenburg County.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

WBTV

Matthews Alive draws thousands

Crowds lined the streets for the Matthews Alive Labor Day parade Saturday morning.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

WCNC-TV Charlotte

CMS handing out controversial flyer

CMS handing out controversial flyer Flyer handed out at a high school football game on Friday.

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WBTV

North Carolina laws allow children to use automatic guns

A 9-year-old Arizona girl's accidental killing of her firearms instructor this week reignited the national debate over guns, but with an unusual focus: children using fully automatic rifles.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, North Carolina, Guns, Mooresville, NC

The Charlotte Observer

City, county increasingly look to sales tax hikes

Over the last few years, the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County have increasingly turned to similar "niche" sales tax increases like the transit tax.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC

Fri Aug 29, 2014

SFGate

Charlotte Fire Department captain arrested

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WSOCTV

Man who escaped custody captured month later

Rowan County officials said a man who escaped handcuffs at the Magistrate's Office in July has been captured in Mecklenburg County.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte quarantine over for missionaries exposed to Ebola

The Charlotte quarantine is over for the last of three missionaries who had been exposed to the Ebola virus in Liberia, Mecklenburg County health officials confirmed Thursday.

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The Gaston Gazette

Should school bells ring a little later in the morning?

Starting later could give students more time to sleep but it would make dismissal time later, delaying afternoon extracurricular activities at middle and high schools.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Education Etc., Teenagers, Gastonia, NC, Gaston County, NC

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Today's traffic: Congestion slows interstates

Congestion is slowing traffic at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday on most of the Charlotte area's interstate highways and other major routes.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Cornelius, NC, Huntersville, NC

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WBTV

Retirement payouts boost Novant execs' pay

Big payouts from Novant Health's retirement plan boosted compensation for the hospital system's top leaders in 2013, with some executives bringing home nine times what they made in the previous year.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance

Richmond County Daily Journal

Sen. Hagan rallies supporters

During a Saturday visit, U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan contrasted her work to boost employment and her support of education in North Carolina to the record of her opponent in the November general election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina, 2012 Presidential Election, Durham, NC

The Charlotte Observer

Today's traffic: Slow traffic on interstates

Motorists across the Charlotte region are encountering slower traffic and more delays this Monday morning because school is starting for many students, but the biggest problems so far are on the interstate highways.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Huntersville, NC, Cornelius, NC, Albemarle, NC

The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte man charged in Sunday shooting death

Michael Stephon Lineberger, 20, was arrested late Sunday and charged in connection with the shooting death earlier in the day of 26-year-old Kevin Crosson, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Charlotte, NC

The Charlotte Observer

FAQ about the first day of classes for the 2014-15 school year

Most, but not all. A check with several systems surrounding Mecklenburg County last week indicated there were only a few vacancies, about the same as usual.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Fox News

Hundreds of Central American minors in immigration limbo head to school in North Carolina

Hundreds of Central American youngsters arriving in North Carolina from the southern U.S. border, and who were part of the massive wave of immigrants that entered the country illegally over the past few months, are getting ready to start classes next Monday in hopes of beginning a new life.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Richmond County Daily Journal

Special Response Team raids room for wanted man

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team raided a room at the Budgetel Inn around 8:30 Friday morning to arrest a man wanted in Charlotte.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

The Charlotte Observer

Career Almanac

Spears was also named the 2015 Labor Law – Management "Lawyer of the Year" in Charlotte.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Small Business, Personal Finance, Matthews, NC

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Police: Teen-age girl fought off attacker in Charlotte park

A 16-year-old girl fought off a man who jumped from bushes Thursday at McMullen Creek Greenway and tried to assault the teen at knifepoint, police say.

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