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1 hr ago | Q-Notes

Democrats get green light in local LGBT endorsements

A local LGBT political action committee has given their nod to each of the Democratic candidates vying for seats on the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners.

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5 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

Matthews man faces DWI charges in Idlewild Rd. wrecks

Matthews police said Justin Reid Lawing, 29, of Matthews, faces DWI charges in connection with a series of wrecks Tuesday evening on Idlewild Road.

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Related Topix: Matthews, NC, Mint Hill, NC

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Agencies to link up to assist homeless in Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County charities plan to test a new homeless service system next month that will have them operating hand-in-hand for the first time.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater

WSOCTV

Parents up against deadline for child care funding

Hundreds of families that depend on money to pay for costly child care across the area are up against a major deadline in May. Many families use that money towards day cares and babysitters.

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Related Topix: Gaston County, NC

Creative Loafing

First Drip (4/23/14): Investigators subpoena Meck County, VICE journalist detained, more

The corruption case against Patrick Cannon didn't end with his arrest. The U.S. Attorney's Office has subpoenaed Mecklenburg County officials , seeking records relating to Cannon.

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The Charlotte Observer

Candidates express few differences in at-large commission race

The tiny cankerworms that hitched a ride into WTVI's studios on five Democrats running at-large for Mecklenburg County Commission received a harsher treatment than the candidates during a televised debate Tuesday.

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The Charlotte Observer

Patrick Cannon corruption investigation spreads to Mecklenburg County records

The U.S. Attorney's Office Tuesday issued a subpoena to Mecklenburg County's government, seeking records related to former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, County Attorney Marvin Bethune said.

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Related Topix: US Federal Bureau of Investigation, US News

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

4 candidates for Mecklenburg Sheriff square off

The Republican candidates for Mecklenburg County sheriff talked about changes they would bring to the office if elected, while the Democrats sparred over who was most fit to lead the 1,300-person office.

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Related Topix: US News

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Earth Day: - So the Earth can be prettier'

Mecklenburg County celebrated Earth Day by bringing people, tents, tote bags, fuel-efficient cars and brochures full of information to the corner of Trade and Tryon in uptown Charlotte.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Cornelius, NC, Huntersville, NC, Davidson, NC, Pineville, NC

The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte man gets life for a paybacka shooting death

James E. Currie was convicted of first-degree murder Monday in Mecklenburg County Superior Court and sentenced to life in prison without parole, prosecutors said.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Charlotte, NC

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Mecklenburg County to tighten campaign finance audits

Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, who now faces federal corruption charges, is among those who have filed reports that lack key information.

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Examiner.com

5 kid-friendly Earth Day activities in Charlotte

Earth Day is just around the corner and if you're looking for something to do in Charlotte, there are plenty of kid-friendly activities to fit the bill.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Family, Kids, Painting, Arts, Food, Vegetables, Home Gardening, Home

The Charlotte Observer

Fully disclose the salaries at charters

It's disappointing that officials of some N.C. charter schools are trying to evade full disclosure of who gets paid what at the schools.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Sugar Creek (Charlotte, NC)

Lincoln Times-News

Lincolnton police captain ending storied career

As a young girl, Cindy Monday dreamed of suiting up in a uniform representing one of the most difficult public servant positions - that of a law enforcement officer.

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Related Topix: Lincolnton, NC, Lincoln County, NC

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Mecklenburg boosts early voting hours, sites

The following sites open Thursday for early voting in Mecklenburg County April 25-25 and April 28-May 3. For specific times, visit the board of elections website at www.meckboe.org .

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Cornelius, NC, Gaston County, NC, Iredell County, NC, Union County, NC

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Vilma Leake faces challenge from Dondhi Burrell for Mecklenburg County commissioner seat

Bachelor's in psychology and sociology from Livingston College in Salisbury; master's in education from University of Buffalo and completed coursework for doctorate degree in organization and leadership at University of San Francisco.

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Related Topix: University of San Francisco, Charlotte, NC

The Charlotte Observer

5 Democrats fight for 3 at-large county commission seats in primary

Her family moved around: California, Florida, Iowa and St. Louis, as her salesman father was transferred.

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Related Topix: US News, Duke Energy, Energy, University of Charleston, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Some charter school leaders resist salary disclosure

Leaders of four Charlotte-area charter schools say they won't provide the same salary information that other public schools do, even though state education officials say the law requires it .

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC, Sugar Creek (Charlotte, NC), Davidson, NC

Watersblogged

Medic Recognized Among Top 5 Healthiest Employers

"We are very excited to participate and be ranked among the healthiest mid-sized employers in Charlotte for two years in a row," explained Linda Hendley of Medic's Human Resources.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Mecklenburg withholding county funds from Charlotte health center

Mecklenburg County is withholding its final payment of a $390,000 grant to C.W. Williams Community Health Center after learning the health center is in financial trouble.

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Related Topix: Charlotte, NC

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