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10 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

Vilma Leake faces challenge from Dondhi Burrell for Mecklenburg County commissioner seat

Bachelor's in psychology and sociology from Livingston College in Salisbury; master's in education from University of Buffalo and completed coursework for doctorate degree in organization and leadership at University of San Francisco.

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Related Topix: University of San Francisco, Charlotte, NC

16 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

5 Democrats fight for 3 at-large county commission seats in primary

Her family moved around: California, Florida, Iowa and St. Louis, as her salesman father was transferred.

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Related Topix: US News, Duke Energy, Energy, University of Charleston, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Some charter school leaders resist salary disclosure

Leaders of four Charlotte-area charter schools say they won't provide the same salary information that other public schools do, even though state education officials say the law requires it .

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Sugar Creek (Charlotte, NC), Davidson, NC

Watersblogged

Medic Recognized Among Top 5 Healthiest Employers

"We are very excited to participate and be ranked among the healthiest mid-sized employers in Charlotte for two years in a row," explained Linda Hendley of Medic's Human Resources.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Mecklenburg withholding county funds from Charlotte health center

Mecklenburg County is withholding its final payment of a $390,000 grant to C.W. Williams Community Health Center after learning the health center is in financial trouble.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC

The Mecklenburg Times

County revaluation turns up few errors in commercial property

Pearson's Appraisal Services Inc. is nearly halfway done with its part of the "redo" of the flawed 2011 Mecklenburg County property tax revaluation, and so far, few commercial parcel valuations have been found to be significantly inaccurate.

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WSOCTV

Million Youth March organizers work to raise more funds

The Million Youth March of Charlotte will be pushed back for a few months as organizers work to raise more money.

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WCNC-TV Charlotte

4 men, teen charged in east Charlotte robberies

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested four men and a teenager for their involvement in two robberies in east Charlotte this week.

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Related Topix: Gaston County, NC

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

As Mecklenburg County sheriff, Chris Hailey says he'd want jail substations

Chris Hailey has spent most of his adult life driving around in a patrol car, cruising the highways of North Carolina and the streets of Raleigh.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Wake County, NC, Pasquotank County, NC

The Charlotte Observer

2 charged with robbing woman of purse on Queens Road

Gerald Desmaratte, 42, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the alleged robbery of a woman's purse March 1 in the Myers Park community, police said.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC

News Observer

Talking about the "dynamics" of the NC General Assembly's short session

Kevin Leonard, deputy director of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners, briefed the Wake County Board of Commissioners on Monday about the "flavors and tones" of this year's upcoming short session of the General Assembly.

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Related Topix: Wake County, NC, Rockingham County, NC

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Business Journal

Cardinal Innovations signs 5-year lease for Charlotte operations center

The Kannapolis-based managed-care organization has signed a five-year lease for 13,465 square feet at 1100 S. Tryon St. The space is currently occupied by the Charlotte Business Journal .

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Mecklenburg Times

Mecklenburg County goes deep undercover - " and deep into the numbers

The operation's codename was Project Sunset, and John Allen was Mecklenburg County's agent on the case.

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The Charlotte Observer

Black belt put Irwin Carmichael on path to seek Mecklenburg County sheriff's badge

Owner of a chain of Kempo karate schools. : Carmichael, a ninth-degree black belt in Shorinji Kempo Karate, was inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2005 In a 1997 front page of The Charlotte Observer, there's a picture of Henry Louis Wallace, Charlotte's most notorious serial killer, being escorted to prison.

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Related Topix: Prison, Life, Self Defense

The Charlotte Observer

3 CMS schools included in hepatitis A advisory

The final schedule day of hepatitis A vaccination clinics was under way Monday in Charlotte, with the list of those possibly exposes to the disease including students, staff and parents at three Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Vaccinations, Charlotte, NC, Cabarrus County, NC

CBS Local

More Than 1,000 Get Hepatitis A Shots In Charlotte

Health officials say more than 1,000 people have been given vaccinations against hepatitis A after an employee at a Charlotte pizza restaurant was hospitalized with the disease.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Vaccinations, Cabarrus County, NC

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte’s C.W. Williams health center curtails hours, reduces staff

C.W. Williams Community Health Center, a federally funded clinic that has provided medical care for low-income patients in Mecklenburg County for more than 30 years, has laid off some of its staff and reduced hours in recent weeks as it navigates financial problems while under federal supervision.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Medicine, Gastonia, NC, Nursing

Island Gazette Newspaper Online

Holiday "Booze It & Lose It" Campaign Results in 3,164 DWI Arrests

RALEIGH, N.C. : Janury 14th, 2014 - Santa was not the only one who made a naughty list over the holidays.

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

The Charlotte Observer

N.C. gay marriage views are changing

A new Public Policy Polling survey looks like another harbinger of the end to North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

Sat Apr 12, 2014

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Thousands get Hepatitis A vaccinations

More than 1,200 people rushed to get vaccinations for Hepatitis A Friday and Saturday after the manager of a Papa John's restaurant was diagnosed with the disease.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Hepatitis, Medicine, Cabarrus County, NC

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