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1 hr ago | WBTV

Sex offender charged for failing to notify sheriff of address

A man convicted of sex crimes in Mecklenburg County is now in the Rowan County Detention Center for failing to report his current address to the sheriff. Daniel David Brouillette was convicted of attempted rape in 1993, and sexual exploitation of a minor in Mecklenburg County in 2002.

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Related Topix: Rowan County, NC, Kannapolis, NC

5 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

Suspect charged in Charlotte shooting

Kwame Hakeem Crawford, 23, of Charlotte, was arrested early Monday in connection with a shooting Sunday, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Monday that they have arrested a man in connection with a Sunday afternoon shooting that left another man seriously wounded.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC

6 hrs ago | Freshnews

ICMA and SAS launch performance analytics tools to help local...

ICMA today unveiled ICMA Insights , a new performance management and analytics solution for local governments. Developed by ICMA and its members in partnership with SAS , a leading analytics software developer, ICMA Insights helps communities synthesize data they collect across the services they provide--such as police, fire, trash collection, building permits--to track performance metrics and drive improvements in service delivery.

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12 hrs ago | WCNC-TV Charlotte

AvidXchange to add 600 new jobs in Charlotte

AvidXchange to add 600 new jobs in Charlotte AvidXchange to add 600 new jobs in Charlotte Check out this story on WCNC.com: http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/local/2014/09/15/avidxchange-to-add-600-new-jobs-in-charlotte/15661437/ CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Governor Pat McCrory announced today that AvidXchange will expand its operations in Charlotte. The company plans to create 603 jobs in Mecklenburg County by the end of 2018 and invest more than $21.4 million.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors

16 hrs ago | WCNC-TV Charlotte

Residents experiencing low water pressure in southeast Mecklenburg Co.

Residents experiencing low water pressure in southeast Mecklenburg Co. Scattered reports of low water pressure in south Charlotte area Check out this story on WCNC.com: http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/local/2014/09/15/scattered-reports-of-low-water-pressure-in-south-charlotte-area/15654395/ CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Residents in Matthews, Mint Hill and parts of southeast Mecklenburg County are experiencing low water pressure or no water at all Monday morning, according to CMUD officials.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Financially troubled C.W. Williams health center reduces hours, patients seen

C.W. Williams Community Health Center, a federally funded clinic that's provided medical care for low-income patients in Mecklenburg County for more than 30 years, has temporarily reduced hours at its Wilkinson Boulevard clinic after closing its satellite clinic on East Boulevard. A notice posted on the door at the Wilkinson location says it remains open three days a week – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday – instead of the usual five, that it has one staff physician instead of three in the past and that only 25 adult patients with appointments can be seen in a day.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

State: Tourism up in Gaston, still room for improvement

Tourists spent a record $222 million in Gaston County last year, but Gaston's director of travel and tourism thinks the county has plenty of room to improve. "I'm happy with those numbers," Walter Israel said.

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Related Topix: Gaston County, NC, Gaston, NC, Pat McCrory, US Governors

The Charlotte Observer

Legal hurdles ahead for child refugees in Charlotte

Erika Portillo, 10, and her brother Nelson, 14, escaped abuse and hard labor in Honduras by setting out on their own to find their mother in Charlotte. They crossed the Rio Grande, turned themselves in to the border patrol and now hope a court will let them stay.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

The Charlotte Observer

CMPD officer wounds man who allegedly points gun

Franswa X. Crawford, 31, of Charlotte, was shot and wounded by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Friday night. Police said he pointed a gun at an officer, who fired his weapon.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Albemarle, NC

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte's homeless dads get little aid with housing

Chris Gause waits outside Crisis Assistance Ministry Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Homeless dads with children are the least cared for part of the community, with no shelter space for them.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Family, Kids

WIS-TV Columbia

Charlotte officer charged with assault for attacking handcuffed man

A Charlotte police officer has been arrested after police say he attacked a suspect in handcuffs and used excessive force. Officer Jason Van Aken was arrested by CMPD detectives on Friday and charged with assault inflicting serious injury and simple assault.

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WLOS

Mecklenburg commissioners delay smoking ban vote

Mecklenburg County commissioners have delayed their vote on two smoking ban ordinances that had been scheduled for next week's regular meeting. The Charlotte Observer reports that after the commissioners heard concerns from officials of the county's seven municipalities, they decided they needed to hear more input from the towns.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health

The Sampson Independent

Woman searching for birth parents

Courtesy photoAlison Uhlenberg, now 38 years old, is looking for her birth parents, who she says are originally from Sampson County. Courtesy photoAlison Uhlenberg, now 38 years old, is looking for her birth parents, who she says are originally from Sampson County.

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Related Topix: Sampson County, NC, Scotland County, NC, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

CPCC board backs sales tax increase as campaign launches Friday

Central Piedmont Community College's trustees have unanimously endorsed a proposed sales tax increase, becoming the last of four recipients to take a stand on the measure that will be decided by voters in November. The CPCC resolution follows similar support from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the Arts & Science Council and public library – the other three recipients authorized by Mecklenburg County commissioners to get money generated by a quarter-cent local sales tax raise.

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The Charlotte Observer

Commissioners delay smoking ban vote

Mecklenburg County commissioners delayed their vote on two smoking ban ordinances that had been scheduled for next Wednesday's regular meeting. After hearing concerns from officials of the county's seven municipalities, commissioners decided they needed to hear more input from the towns.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health

WLOS

Charlotte man arrested for sexual assault, theft

A statement from police said a woman told officers that she had been physically and sexually assaulted by an armed suspect in her home. She said the man took her car and other personal items.

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The Charlotte Observer

County program needs more volunteers to represent foster children

Almost one-quarter of Mecklenburg County children in foster care don't have a guardian ad litem, an adult who represents their interests in court. A new volunteer recruiter has been hired to combat the problem of fewer adult volunteers and rising numbers of children to represent.

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Related Topix: Kids

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Creative Loafing

Keep on truckin'?

On any other day of the week, it's a dusty cutout of land in South End that accommodates on-the-clock lunchgoers looking for a quick place to park and grab a meal. Price's Chicken Coop, Phat Burrito and Common Market are in close walking proximity.

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Creative Loafing

Grading Charlotte

I arrived in Charlotte in late 2007 and quickly became aware of the negative impacts of the city's rapid population growth. This, combined with a series of poor decisions, not only permitted but encouraged sprawl.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Teachers at cultural expo in Charlotte shop for classroom programs

Tom Pierce, also known as "Dr. Tom", balances a spinning plate on his chin at the Knight Theater Saturday. The Arts & Science Council hosted the ASC Cultural Education Expo on Saturday at the Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts in Charlotte.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Family, Kids

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