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5 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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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16 hrs ago | 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

19 hrs ago | 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

23 hrs ago | 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

Institute for Southern Studies

Black voter suppression in North Carolina: statewide numbers vs. local reality

In order to continue investigating voting rights and other progressive issues in the South, we rely on support from readers like you.

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Related Topix: North Carolina

Jefferson Post Online Edition

Serve a different plate

As often happens at the North Carolina General Assembly, the new fiscal year has begun with the House and Senate not yet finished with a budget-adjustment bill.

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Related Topix: North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Halifax, NC, Opinion

Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Police target Charlotte-area gangs, arrest 20

A joint effort by local, state and federal law enforcement officials has led to the arrest of 20 people on a variety of firearms and drug charges, authorities say.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Cabarrus County, NC, Concord, NC, Kannapolis, NC

The Charlotte Observer

Teacher's accused murderer due in Charlotte court Monday

Angelo Grayson Smith Jr. is scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon in Charlotte, on charges that he murdered teacher Bianca Tanner.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Violent Crime

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