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11 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

CMS completes $20 million security project

First-grade teacher Allie Smith prepares her classroom at Cotswold Elementary School Tuesday.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Education Etc.

Madden 15 Gameplay! (So Much Rage!!)

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

15 hrs ago | WECT-TV Wilmington

Brunswick Co. authorities charge Charlotte woman in death of infant son

Mecklenburg County authorities arrested a woman facing involuntary manslaughter charges in Brunswick County in connection to the death of her infant son in 2013.


Related Topix: Brunswick County, NC, Oak Island, NC

16 hrs ago | WCNC-TV Charlotte

Fight breaks out in Charlotte courtroom

Fight breaks out in Charlotte courtroom The fight happened in a courtroom during an appearance for Raphael White.


16 hrs ago | News Observer

NC House defeats sales tax cap and business incentives

With broad opposition, the N.C. House Tuesday defeated a bill that would have capped sales taxes in North Carolina counties and given state officials millions more money to lure companies.


Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, Huntersville, NC

Yesterday | WBTV

Wake County expects population to hit 1 million

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that demographic experts say Wake County adds about 60 people each day.


Related Topix: Wake County, NC, Raleigh, NC

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Tax supporters regroup after surprise start

Before her board endorsed Mecklenburg County's upcoming sales tax referendum, school board Chairwoman Mary McCray hailed the effort, but wished her members had been included in the planning to get it to the November ballot.


Related Topix: Guilford County, NC, High Point, NC


Detectives: Teen arrested after stealing mother's credit card, spending $500+

A Mooresville teen was arrested after detectives say he stole his mother's credit card and spent more than $500 in two counties.


Related Topix: Mooresville, NC, Iredell County, NC

The Charlotte Observer

Constangy to retire as Mecklenburg judge Aug. 31

William "Bill" Constangy, a Mecklenburg County judge for more than a quarter-century, will retired Aug. 31, court officials say.


Related Topix: Duke University, Elon University

News Observer

David Writebol out of quarantine, visits Ebola-stricken wife

Charlotte missionary David Writebol completed his 21-day quarantine Sunday and traveled to Atlanta, where he saw his wife for the first time since she was evacuated Aug. 5 to Emory University Hospital for treatment of Ebola virus disease.


Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Emory University, Liberia, World News, Africa

Business Journal

New Truliant branches stretch credit union's reach

Truliant Federal Credit Union , the largest Triad-based credit union, is extending its physical reach with three new branches recently opened or in the works.


Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Winston-Salem, NC, Alamance County, NC, Mebane, NC

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Suspect in police shootings in jail

A young police officer keeps his eye on a gathering crowd near the location of a domestic shooting off Tom Hunter Rd. in Charlotte Sunday afternoon.


Related Topix: Charlotte, NC

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Conservative group cancels NC ads, gives air time to Concerned Veterans for America

Charlotte viewers of next week's "60 Minutes" were scheduled to see a political ad sponsored by Freedom Partners, a group affiliated with the conservative Koch brothers.


Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Davidson, NC, Huntersville, NC


Man wanted in corrections officer's murder turns himself in

A man wanted in connection with the murder of a corrections officer has turned himself in.


Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Business incentives bill stumbles again in NC House

Rep. Paul Tine of Kitty Hawk, N.C. confers with Rep. Charles Jeter of Mecklenburg County during debate of Senate Bill 734 at the afternoon session of the House of Representatives on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C. Rep. Ruth Samuelson of Charlotte, left, confers with House Speaker Pro Tempore Paul Stam of Apex during debate of Senate Bill ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kitty Hawk, NC, Raleigh, NC, Apex, NC

Union County Weekly

Seminars to focus on property in bypass's path

After more than a decade of debate, it appears construction on the Monroe Bypass will begin in early 2015.


Related Topix: Wingate, NC, Union County, NC, Marshville, NC

Creative Loafing

Here's how much military-style equipment local police departments have received since 2006

If anything good has come from Ferguson, it's that we've all realized our police departments possess enough military-style equipment to take on an entire friggin' continent like, possibly, this one.


Brunswick County tourism spending saw increase in 2013

Brunswick County saw one of the highest increases in spending from tourists in 2013, according to numbers released by the N.C. Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development.


Related Topix: Brunswick County, NC, Pat McCrory, US Governors, New Hanover County, NC


InFocus: Charlotte - 2014 LGBT Newcomer and Community Resource Guide

Pictured Above: From our cover: Chad Sevearance, Nate Turner, Kendolyn Wright, Christine Robinson, Michelle Stephan, Tai Stephan, Jenny Richeson, Tonya Ashcraft, Clay Smith, Ashley Love, HollyJ, James Rice, Logan Smith, Gary Leake, Shann Fulton, Judson Gee, Ranzeno Frazier, Qumaine Goodman.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte shelter proposed for unaccompanied immigrant children

The Latin American Coalition is organizing a community effort to help immigrant children caught up in the border crisis.


Related Topix: Prison, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Island Gazette Newspaper Online

Seat Belt Usage Tops 90 Percent In North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. : August 7th, 2014 - Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Transportation Secretary Tony Tata announced that 90.6 percent of drivers and passengers in North Carolina are wearing their seat belts.


Related Topix: North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, Pat McCrory, US Governors