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 2018-01-16 23:16 

Charlotte Observer

I want to make sure my vote counts...

Observer readers comment on voting rights, Trump's tax returns, GOP criticisms of Trump, immigration policy, DACA, and fixing Washington....

 2018-01-16 23:00 

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools closed Wednesday due to snow...

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed on Wednesday due to the snow expected to hit the Charlotte region....

 2018-01-16 23:00 

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Second Topgolf approved in new Charlotte entertainment district...

A new development for University City with a Topgolf won approval from Charlotte City Council....

 2018-01-16 22:35 

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Emergency shelter opens near uptown as snow nears Charlotte...

As snow nears Charlotte, an emergency shelter opens at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Grady Cole Center near uptown....

 2018-01-16 21:42 

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Longtime motorsports journalist Bobby Myers dies...

Bobby Myers, who chronicled motorsports in award-winning fashion for the Charlotte News and Charlotte Observer for nearly three decades, died Saturday in Concord. He was 84....

 2018-01-16 21:35 

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Charlotte eye doctor facing sexual harassment allegations files for bankruptcy...

A prominent Charlotte eye doctor who recently surrendered his medical license amid accusations that he sexually harassed employees filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 21:26 

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Observer-area high school basketball standings, schedule 01.16.18...

Here are Observer-area boys high school basketball standings plus league schedules for the week...

 2018-01-16 21:24 

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2018 Observer Summer Camp Fund scholarship grant application...

If you are a camp, use the attached link to download a grant application form. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2018....

 2018-01-16 21:19 

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Can Hornets salvage season, make playoff run? Here's what coach Steve Clifford thinks...

With coach Steve Clifford back from medical leave, the Hornets need a big surge in their five-game home stand. It starts Wednesday against Washington....

 2018-01-16 21:12 

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Islam provides some answers to our #metoo problems...

With sexual harassment in the news, Rose Hamid turns to her Muslim faith for answers....

 2018-01-16 21:07 

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The rise in uninsured isn't the only thing about to go up...

Health care insurance trend will get worse with elimination of Obamacare mandate. What that means to your bottom line....

 2018-01-16 21:00 

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Tough choices ahead for Carolina Panthers: Laundry list for free agency, NFL draft...

The Panthers had a dizzying 2017 season, and the start of 2018 was no different. Here's what's next for Carolina in free agency and the draft....

 2018-01-16 21:00 

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Former UNC star Kennedy Meeks among All-time N.C. McDonald's All-Americans...

Here are the all-time McDonald's All-Americans from North Carolina...

 2018-01-16 20:27 

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Providence Day's Devon Dotson named McDonald's All-American...

Providence Day's Devon Dotson is one of three Carolinas players named to the 2018 team...

 2018-01-16 20:21 

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Popular nursery to expand in the Charlotte area...

Pike Nurseries is opening its third Charlotte-area location soon near Lake Norman....

 2018-01-16 19:42 

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Three Observer-area teams reign in latest N.C. statewide media basketball polls...

Here are the latest statewide N.C. high school basketball rankings from multiple publications and the weekly statewide media poll...

 2018-01-16 18:27 

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Manufacturer known for ties to philanthropic Charlotte family to close local plant...

RSC Chemical Solutions is closing its manufacturing plant in Indian Trail, where 66 employees will lose their jobs as a result....

 2018-01-16 18:09 

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She was a baby left at Mother Teresa's door. Now she'll help all Charlotte kids rise....

Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter has been named executive director of Leading on Opportunity, which works to ensure equal opportunities for all Charlotte children....

 2018-01-16 17:58 

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Law firm that helps employers avoid discrimination complaints is sued for discrimination...

Ogletree law firm that specializes in helping companies avoid discrimination lawsuits had been accused of workplace discrimination in a $300 million complaint....

 2018-01-16 17:16 

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. responds to rumors about his involvement in Panthers ownership bid...

Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. told the AP on Tuesday that he is not one of the two drivers affiliated with a potential Carolina Panthers ownership group....

 2018-01-16 16:46 

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Healthful foods to get you over those post-holiday blues...

And so the holiday hangover continues....

 2018-01-16 16:45 

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This black bean dish will make you forget how cold it is outside...

There are black beans, and then there are black beans cooked with orange juice. If you haven't tried squeezing some in, trust me, it's a revelation — a Caribbean take that is especially appealing now that we're deep in winter's chill...

 2018-01-16 16:43 

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Random fridge treasures achieve craveworthy breakfast pizza...

The Scrabble scoundrel feigns respect for the rules. He's not the sort of lowlife who would stoop to sneaking peeks at the idle tiles or peering over the rim of a rack. He strikes a suave pose, shuffling his hand, as though an endless number of words ...

 2018-01-16 16:42 

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Check this to see if you can see through misleading food labels...

In the quest for health, many of us search for products that have an edge over their competition. If something is proclaimed to be "organic" or "natural," we often think it's healthier for us. Marketers hope these on-pack words will in...

 2018-01-16 16:39 

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They're not ribs, but they're rib-sticking: Country-style ribs, explained...

When it comes to pork, most home cooks know the chop, the tenderloin, the loin roast, even the Boston butt. But because I am a sucker for the underdog and the oddball, I have a new favorite cut of pork: the country-style rib....

 2018-01-16 16:23 

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Is this 1930s Myers Park shopping center historic enough for preservation?...

A Myers Park strip mall that opened in the 1930s is being considered for historic preservation...

 2018-01-16 16:06 

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Popular Block & Grinder chef joins Charlotte restaurant...

It may seem like a switch from the meat-focused menu at Block & Grinder to contemporary French cuisine, but Ben Philpott and Tom Condron announced Tuesday that Philpott is now the chef at Condron's restaurant Lumiere at Providence and Queens roads....

 2018-01-16 15:38 

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How can you turn a coat into a burrito?...

If you've got a spare winter coat, you can take it to today's grand opening of the newest Salsarita's Fresh Mexican Grill, on Prosperity Church Road, and donate it in exchange for a free entree....

 2018-01-16 15:10 

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A man was shot to death outside an IHOP in Hickory, police say...

A 26-year-old man was shot and killed at an IHOP in Hickory on Monday night, police said....

 2018-01-16 14:28 

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The last of Panther Cam Newton's designer hockey jerseys up for auction...

The last of those hockey jerseys designed by Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton for the Charlotte Checkers is up for auction on eBay....

 2018-01-16 13:42 

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Monday's holiday celebrated non-violence. It ended with 5 officers shot and 4 dead....

A holiday weekend that celebrated an icon of non-violence erupted into Charlotte-area shootings that killed one law enforcement officer and injured four others. An apparent murder-suicide claimed three more lives....

 2018-01-16 11:52 

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Charlotte has winter weather advisory in effect. When could snow start?...

Mecklenburg County has a chance of snow Wednesday, says the National Weather Service....

 2018-01-16 10:01 

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Three law enforcement officers reportedly shot in York County, say media outlets...

Three law enforcement officers were shot over night in York County....

 2018-01-16 07:10 

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Projecting the NCHSAA boys basketball playoffs...

Here's what the NC high school athletic association boys basketball playoffs would look like in 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A....

 2018-01-16 01:02 

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Monday's HS Roundup: Carmel Christian ramps up defense, beats Lincoln Charter at MLK event...

Carmel Christian beat Lincoln Charter in the feature game of the Phenom Hoops MLK event, plus area top performers, Elevator, recaps and Tuesday's schedule...

 2018-01-16 00:14 

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From driveway to Durham, Duke recruit Joey Baker keeps shooting...

Joey Baker said he wasn't much of a player in middle school, but hard work turned him into a top 20 national player and a Duke recruit...

 2018-01-16 00:01 

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Charlotte speakers say King's legacy is built through education and critical thinking...

Hundreds hear Charlotte speakers talk about Martin Luther King's call for educating youth 'to think intensively and to think critically.'...

 2018-01-15 22:54 

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Police investigating homicide in University City area...

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Monday they were conducting a homicide investigation in the 13300 block of Ashley Meadow Drive....

 2018-01-15 21:44 

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Police charge man in east Charlotte convenience store robbery...

Melvin Lorenzo Jones has been charged in connection with a robbery of a Circle K at 7225 Albemarle Road, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said....

 2018-01-15 21:03 

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Clemson is 0-58 all-time against UNC in Chapel Hill. Is this the year the streak ends?...

Clemson is 0-58 all-time against UNC in Chapel Hill, but 2017-18 Tigers team has the best chance in a while to break that streak....

 2018-01-15 20:51 

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Marvin Williams' 3s push Charlotte Hornets past Detroit Pistons...

Marvin Williams' five 3-pointers good for a Charlotte Hornets road victory in Detroit against the Pistons....

 2018-01-15 20:33 

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Monday's high school boys, girls basketball summaries 01.15.18...

Here are Monday's high school basketball summaries from January 15, 2018...

 2018-01-15 19:55 

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Choose Chinese paperbush for winter bloom...

This plant brings scent and beauty to Piedmont landscapes...

 2018-01-15 18:26 

Charlotte Observer

Fear the pump: A tale of overbearing government...

From Oregon, 17 reasons you shouldn't pump your own gas...

 2018-01-15 17:38 

Charlotte Observer

Teen charged with shooting 10-year-old in north Charlotte...

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said a 14-year-old boy has been charged with shooting a 10-year-old boy in the 2400 block of Cairns Mill Court....

 2018-01-15 17:16 

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Once shattered, former Charlotte Ballet dancer now returns in national tour of 'Phantom'...

Former Charlotte Ballet dancer Emily Ramirez recovered from dance-career ending injury and now is in Broadway tour of 'Phantom.'...

 2018-01-15 16:30 

Charlotte Observer

Immigrant families helped make this country...

Observer readers comment on Donald Trump, Thom Tillis, Richard Burr, Robert Pittenger, Mark Harris, 9th congressional district, GOP tax plan, Medicare, Medicaid, Russian meddling, DACA, Dreamers, and the Carolina Panthers....

 2018-01-15 16:15 

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Charlotte police release identity of man killed by light rail train...

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the person killed Saturday night after being hit by a light rail train is Laurence Burton Gray, 60, of Charlotte....

 2018-01-15 14:02 

Charlotte Observer

A cruel profit: Exploiting the vulnerable in Charlotte...

Mecklenburg Sheriff's Office partners with a billion-dollar company to exploit poor people on jail visits....

 2018-01-15 03:07 

Charlotte Observer

It's still North Meck in the Sweet 16, but one (old) new team joins in...

Here is the Observer's Sweet 16 boys basketball rankings for the top teams in the region...

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