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16 hrs ago | 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

20 hrs ago | 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

Yesterday | 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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jdsupra.com

An Important Tip On Appealing A Decision From The NC Business Court

The Business Court is electronic. Paper copies of documents are not filed with the Business Court.

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Business Journal

Two bridges in Charlotte among N.C.'s worst

According to AAA Carolinas, the state DOT estimates that it would cost $11 billion in repairs to bring all subpar bridges up to standards, and $16 billion to replace them.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC

Sun Jul 20, 2014

WSOCTV

Police arrest fourth suspect in Wynbrook Way homicide

According to a release from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, detectives have arrested a fourth suspect in the murder of Terrance Johnson.

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Q-Notes

PHOTOS: Charlotte Black Gay Pride

Organizers for Charlotte Black Gay Pride say their pleased with the success of their various events this weekend and say the annual celebration of the local African-American LGBT community is its largest and best ever.

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Related Topix: University of North Carolina Charlotte, Gay/Lesbian

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Honduran girl's border crossing brings her to Charlotte

Yessica Ochoa, 31, was reunited with her 9-year-old daughter Ligsdenis this summer.

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Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Pat McCrory

The Charlotte Observer

2 men, woman arrested in shooting death of Charlotte man

Eddrick Damon Davis, 29, of Charlotte, was among three people charged Saturday by police in connection with the June 22 shooting death of a man in north Charlotte, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Violent Crime

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