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1 hr ago | WCNC-TV Charlotte

McCrory says he'd veto Senate pay plan

Governor Pat McCrory said in a statement late Thursday afternoon that he would veto any budget that would cut teacher assistants or throw "blind, elderly, disabled and those with Alzheimer's disease" off Medicaid.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

2 hrs ago | Free Republic

‘Missing’ North Carolina woman now held on $500,000 bond after jail surrender

The North Carolina woman who was the target of a land and water search over the weekend is now being held on $500,000 bond in a Mecklenbug County, N.C. jail.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

3 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

Emails show ties between Cannon and strip club expansion

Former Mayor Patrick Cannon's campaign finance reports show that he has long drawn financial support from the hospitality industry, including hotel owners and taxi cab companies.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC

11 hrs ago | Creative Loafing

Emails show even more dysfunction within Board of County Commissioners

The ink was far from dry on my story in this week's CL about the leadership challenges facing Mecklenburg County Commission Chairman Trevor Fuller and the dust up over the sales-tax referendum voters will decide on this November.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Complaint alleges Alexander County, NC, jail forced teen inmates to go naked

Jennifer Blue, managing attorney for the Safe and Humane Jails Project, an effort to improve conditions for North Carolina inmates Many N.C. jails appear to be running afoul of a federal law aimed at protecting young offenders from adults.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Alexander County, NC, North Carolina

The Gaston Gazette

Family mourns death of 4-year-old

After a day of swimming with friends and children on the lake, Ashley Martin of Mount Holly needed to replace a lost pacifier for her newborn son.

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Related Topix: Bessemer City, NC, Charlotte, NC, Belmont, NC

WSOCTV

Dozens rally for release of pastor

Dozens of people outside the Mecklenburg County jail Wednesday night demanded a North Carolina pastor be released.

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Pizza Marketplace

Papa John's agrees to cover hepatitis A costs from corporate store

A North Carolina-based, company-owned Papa John's location has been identified as the original source of a hepatitis A outbreak that happened in late March/early April.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Charlotte, NC

WSOCTV

Coyotes in uptown? Experts say 2 trapped in hear of Charlotte

The concern over coyotes is growing across the Charlotte area. As Channel 9 first reported Monday, a coyote killed a cat in the Selwyn Farms neighborhood.

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WBTV

Police: Man ran down greenway with no pants, exposed himself to woman

Police in Charlotte are investigating after a woman says a man was running with no shorts on down a Mecklenburg County greenway.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC

CBS 3 Springfield

Police: Missing Gastonia woman faked drowning to avoid court appearance

Police in North Myrtle Beach say a Gastonia woman and her husband lied about her drowning and filed a false police report so she wouldn't have to appear in a NC court.

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Related Topix: Gastonia, NC, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Creative Loafing

Teacher-pay tax divides county commissioners

Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners Chairman Trevor Fuller got off to a rocky start when he assumed the top position last December, given that he got the job only by way of Commissioner Pat Cotham's ouster and a tense 5-4 split vote.

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Related Topix: US News

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Mass Transit

NC: CATS Starts Capacity Expansion Project Along Lynx Blue Line

Federal Transit Administration Region IV Administrator Yvette Taylor, city of Charlotte Mayor Daniel Clodfelter, Mecklenburg County Commission and Metropolitan Transit Commission Chairman Trevor Fuller and Charlotte Area Transit System CEO Carolyn Flowers will commemorate the beginning of the Lynx Blue Line Station capacity expansion project on ... (more)

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WSOCTV

Some county leaders left out of sales tax discussion

Some Mecklenburg County Commissioners said Tuesday they are being left out of a discussion about a controversial sales tax hike that could fund teacher pay.

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The Charlotte Observer

County manager pledges help for frustrated builders

Diorio spoke Tuesday to the Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition, an influential public policy group whose members are often at odds with local officials.

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The Charlotte Observer

Census: Mecklenburg Hispanic population continues to surge

Mecklenburg County's Hispanic population continues to surge, new data show, far outpacing the growth rate for white and black residents between 2010 and last year.

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Related Topix: Albemarle, NC

Courthouse News Service

Mom Says Cops Killed Son Without Reason

A Charlotte, N.C. police officer shot to death a father of three "execution style" because he was black and was driving in a high-crime area, the dead man's mother claims in court.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC

The Charlotte Observer

Today's traffic: Congestion slows I-485

The traffic trouble spot in the Charlotte region at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday is on the inner loop of Interstate 485 in southeast Mecklenburg County.

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Related Topix: Providence (Charlotte, NC), Charlotte, NC

Mon Jul 07, 2014

WIS-TV Columbia

Body found in woods ID'd as Bianca Tanner

The Medical Examiner has positively identified the remains found in a wooded area of southwest Charlotte as Bianca Richardson Tanner.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC

Rock Hill Herald

Cross-Charlotte bike trail is proposed to span to York County

The whirr of bike chains and snap of gear shifts should become more common sounds in parts of Charlotte in coming years.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Sugar Creek (Charlotte, NC), Cabarrus County, NC, Pineville, NC

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