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8 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

Overall crime rate down for 2014, CMPD says

Burglaries: decreased overall by 12.1 percent, from 3082 to 2708. Residential burglary decreased by 15.8 percent, from 2453 to 2066.

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12 hrs ago | Goldsboro News-Argus

Charges filed in inmate death

Christopher Montreal Phillips, an inmate at Neuse Correctional Institution, has been charged with one count of murder in connection with the death of Terry Houser, 58, of Mecklenburg County.

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Yesterday | The Charlotte Observer

NC Senate sends sales-tax cap to House

RALEIGH The N.C. Senate gave final approval Thursday to a statewide limit on local sales taxes, sending a measure that divided urban from rural counties to the House.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Mint Hill Times

Mint Hill tables vote on four town alliance

Four local Boy Scouts sat in for the July 17 meeting as part of their communications project.

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Related Topix: Indian Trail, NC, Stallings, NC

The Charlotte Observer

Todaya s traffic: New Johnston Rd. bridge open

This "flyover" bridge, carrying traffic from northbound Johnston Road to the inner loop of Interstate 485, opens to traffic Friday morning.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC

WSOCTV

NC Senate gives initial OK to sales-tax changes

Legislation that would alter how counties in North Carolina can raise sales taxes received initial approval from the state Senate on Wednesday following a debate that has reopened the old fault lines between urban and rural North Carolina.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Alamance, NC, Wake County, NC, Durham, NC, Raleigh, NC

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Plastics News

Sealed Air moving headquarters, 1,200 jobs to Charlotte

The move of the $7.7 billion company to Charlotte also will include "all or part" of facilities in Saddle Brook, N.J., Danbury, Conn.; Racine, Wis.; and Duncan and Greenville, S.C., according to North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's office.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors

The Washington Post

Michael Gayle, suspect in D.C. domestic killing, arrested in North Carolina

Police in Charlotte, N.C., have arrested a suspect being sought in the June 29 stabbing death of Eboni Domally , whose body was found in her Southeast Washington house that was occupied by her three young children, according to D.C. law enforcement authorities.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

WLOS

NC Senate considering sales tax changes

Some senators want to give more choices to most North Carolina counties in how they can generate extra revenues through local sales taxes, while scaling back authority for some of the state's largest counties.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

WRAL.com

Senate tax bill targets Wake, Mecklenburg

The measure, House Bill 1224, would make it easier for most counties in the state to raise sales taxes.

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

The Charlotte Observer

IT firm Spectra Group announces 250 jobs for Charlotte

Aditya Narra, right, president of Spectra Group, speaks with NC Gov Pat McCrory after the announcement of the creation of 250 jobs in Charlotte Tuesday afternoon at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce in Charlotte.

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WBTV

Charlotte doctor arrested, charged with indecent exposure

A Charlotte-area doctor has been suspended from a local hospital after he was arrested and accused of indecent exposure.

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WSOCTV

UNCC reviews policy on sharing students' personal info

After Eyewitness News uncovered the personal, sensitive information of students can end up in the hands of anyone who asks for it, University of North Carolina at Charlotte announced it has now changed its policies.

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Related Topix: University of North Carolina Charlotte

Business Journal

400 jobs coming to N.C.

Four hundred jobs are coming to North Carolina thanks to incentives approved Tuesday by the North Carolina Department of Commerce for companies coming to Granville and Mecklenburg counties.

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Related Topix: Granville County, NC, Oxford, NC

News Observer

NC bridges rank poorly for safety

Fourteen percent of North Carolina’s rural bridges are structurally deficient, a national transportation research group recently reported.

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Related Topix: Dare County, NC

The Charlotte Observer

Heavy storms drench Charlotte area again

Drenching thunderstorms pummeled the Charlotte area for the second time in less than a week Monday, dumping up to 6 inches of rain in spots and causing another round of flash flooding.

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Related Topix: Weather, Charlotte, NC, Natural Disasters, Flood, Matthews, NC

The Charlotte Observer

Senate finance committee delays vote on revised sales tax bill

The N.C. Senate finance committee on Monday discussed but took no action on a bill that would stifle Mecklenburg County’s ability to raise money from sales taxes for teacher raises.

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Related Topix: Matthews, NC

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WLOS

NC sales tax limit for counties reviewed by Senate

Senate Republicans have retooled a proposal limiting local sales taxes in North Carolina but could still stop two large counties from putting referenda on the ballot this fall.

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Related Topix: Durham County, NC, Wake County, NC, Garner, NC, Celebrities, James Garner, Asheville, NC

WSOCTV

Huntersville PD arrests man for exposing himself to mom, daughter

Huntersville police arrested a man they say exposed himself to a mother and daughter.

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Related Topix: Huntersville, NC

WSOCTV

Senate could cap tax for raising teacher pay raise

The Senate Finance Committee brought a controversial bill to the table on Monday that gives some North Carolina counties more leeway to raise the sales tax.

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