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52 min ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

Fri Jul 18, 2014

WSOCTV

Leaders concerned over sales tax bill

Leaders in counties all over North Carolina have major concerns regarding the Senate bill.

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Related Topix: Gaston County, NC

WCNC-TV Charlotte

AAA Carolinas releases list of substandard bridges

AAA Carolinas revealed their 2014 Top 20 substandard bridges Friday, and fortunately out of that list, only two of them are in the Charlotte area.

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Related Topix: Best of 2007, Charlotte, NC, Guilford County, NC, Forsyth County, NC

The Charlotte Observer

Arizona family stops in Huntersville to lend a hand

The Murset family is driving across the country doing household chores for families in need on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: Huntersville, NC, Family, Kids, Leukemia, Health

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Vote delayed on NC Senate bill that could stop sales tax hike

RALEIGH A bill that could scuttle Mecklenburg County's planned referendum on raising the sales tax was delayed Thursday when Republican senators couldn't agree on the proposed wording.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, Raleigh, NC, Wake County, NC

Jacksonville Daily News

45 prizes of $1 million or more won during record year for lottery

During fiscal year 2014,the games of the North Carolina Education Lottery, including drawings and scratch-off tickets, produced 45 wins of $1 million or more.

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Related Topix: Lottery, North Carolina, Forest City, NC, Wake County, NC, Guilford County, NC

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Two sides in film incentives debate

It's looking like the current film incentives program may be scrapped for a much different grant program for TV and movie production companies.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Wilmington, NC

The Charlotte Observer

More charges against driver in Huntersville crash

Jeffrey Wayne Greene faces additional charges in connection with a police pursuit that ended with the vehicle he was driving allegedly slamming into three other vehicles in Huntersville last Saturday, police said.

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Related Topix: Huntersville, NC, Cornelius, NC, Mooresville, NC

WPTF-AM Raleigh

NC Senate Seeking To Limit Sales Tax Rates

North Carolina counties would be limited in the sales taxes they could charge in a bill that surfaced Wednesday in the Senate.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Durham County, NC, Orange County, NC, Alamance, NC

Wed Jul 16, 2014

WIS-TV Columbia

Man faces charges after 17-mile chase injures 6 people, two officers

Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said his department has arrested a 26-year-old man accused of giving a 14-month-old child a bear hug which resulted in the toddler's death.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Cornelius, NC

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