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UNLV's Anthony Bennett visits Charlotte Bobcats, but can't work out - Charlotte Observer

Sat, 06/22/2013 - 23:27

UNLV's Anthony Bennett visits Charlotte Bobcats, but can't work out
Charlotte Observer
Back in 1991 the Charlotte Hornets drafted another undersized power forward from UNLV with the top pick. Larry Johnson became a huge star in Charlotte. Bennett is so frequently compared to Johnson that he went on YouTube to check him out. Then he ...

Charlotte Bobcats have money to add free agent, but need to find right one - Charlotte Observer

Sat, 06/22/2013 - 23:27

Charlotte Bobcats have money to add free agent, but need to find right one
Charlotte Observer
The Charlotte Bobcats had a great opportunity in the spring of 2010 to trade for point guard Kirk Hinrich and receive a first-round pick from the Chicago Bulls as compensation for taking on Hinrich's salary. But the team was so hamstrung by its used-up ...

Wesley Mancini's gifts quietly changed 'gay' Charlotte - Charlotte Observer

Sat, 06/22/2013 - 22:35

Wesley Mancini's gifts quietly changed 'gay' Charlotte
Charlotte Observer
Examples include a billboard campaign promoting aid for struggling LGBT youth in 2002; an appearance by a gay chorus in Charlotte's Thanksgiving parade in 2003, and helping stage a public forum on the “effects of labels” prior to the Democratic ...

Birmingham Barons pitchers Daniel Webb, Santos Rodriguez promoted to Triple ... - The Birmingham News - al.com

Sat, 06/22/2013 - 18:01

Birmingham Barons pitchers Daniel Webb, Santos Rodriguez promoted to Triple ...
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Right-hander Daniel Webb and lefty Santos Rodriguez have been promoted to Triple A Charlotte. In two corresponding moves, right-handers Dan Remenowsky and Michael Nix have been transferred from Charlotte to Birmingham, keeping the Barons roster ...

US Airways defends future of Charlotte hub - Charlotte Observer

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 21:52

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US Airways defends future of Charlotte hub
Charlotte Observer
US Airways has called a federal report that says Miami could be a better airline hub in the Southeast than Charlotte “completely false.” The Government Accountability Office wrote Wednesday in a congressional report about the potential for Charlotte to ...
US Airways Charlotte Hub Likely Safe in Merger, GAO Expert SaysTheStreet.com

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One injured in wreck on I-485 - WCNC

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 09:03

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One injured in wreck on I-485
WCNC
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- One person suffered injuries after a car crash during Thursday evening rush hour. It happened around 6:30 p.m. on the I-485 outer loop between Providence Road and Rea Road. Click here for photos of the crash. Troopers from the ...

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership and McColl Center receive ... - Charlotte Observer

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 04:07

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership and McColl Center receive ...
Charlotte Observer
The Charlotte skyline towers over the Brightwalk development on June 11, 2013. There will be environmental art installations built into the Brightwalk neighborhood over the next two years thanks to a new grant. McColl Center for Visual Art received ...

Charlotte Bobcats add shooting star Mark Price as assistant - News & Observer

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 03:33

Charlotte Bobcats add shooting star Mark Price as assistant
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bobcats0620_07. Charlotte Bobcats head coach Steve Clifford (center) and Bobcats General Manager Rich Cho (right), as assistant head coach Patrick Ewing (left) looks on during a Charlotte Bobcats pre- draft workout on June 19, 2013. David T. Foster ...

Activists march through Charlotte for Immigration Reform - WCNC

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 03:33

Activists march through Charlotte for Immigration Reform
WCNC
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Nearly 250 people marched almost three miles from east to Uptown Charlotte Thursday to support immigration reform. The march, sponsored by La Coalicion, began in Veterans Park. Demonstrators carried signs with the faces and ...

DAVID T. FOSTER III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com - Charlotte Observer

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 22:46

DAVID T. FOSTER III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
Charlotte Observer
Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Chris Canty, a former Charlotte Latin star, directs a group of kids during Thursday's session of the 2013 Chris Canty Camp of Champions at Charlotte Latin. Canty's camp helped 315 players, aged 8 to 16, brush up on ...
NFL star hosts Camp of Champions in CharlotteWCNC

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Charlotte Bobcats Hiring Mark Price as Shooting Specialist - SLAM Online

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 20:42

Charlotte Bobcats Hiring Mark Price as Shooting Specialist
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The great Mark Price will soon be tasked with teaching the Charlotte Bobcats how to shoot. Price is set to join the Bobcats' coaching staff. Per the Charlotte Observer: “The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of hiring former Georgia Tech and ...
Bobcats Coaching Staff Taking ShapeCBS Local
NBA News: Mark Price to join Charlotte's coaching staffWaiting For Next Year

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What will summer bring for Charlotte? - Charlotte Observer

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 17:31

What will summer bring for Charlotte?
Charlotte Observer
Charlotte has received 6.27 inches of rain so far this month – nearly 3.8 inches more than average. May's rainfall was close to average, but temperatures for the month were 1 degree below what we'd expect. The first three weeks of the month were cooler ...

Report: 22 % of Charlotte foreclosure homes vacant - Charlotte Observer

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 10:05

Report: 22 % of Charlotte foreclosure homes vacant
Charlotte Observer
The Charlotte metro area has a larger percentage of vacant homes going through foreclosure compared with the national average, according to a report released Thursday. While 20 percent of pending foreclosures nationwide have been abandoned by their ...
RealtyTrac: Charlotte saddled with abandoned foreclosed homesCharlotte Business Journal (blog)

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Charlotte Bobcats' Patrick Ewing: Big men face steep climb up NBA coaching ... - Charlotte Observer

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 01:19

Charlotte Bobcats' Patrick Ewing: Big men face steep climb up NBA coaching ...
Charlotte Observer
Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing wonders why 10 years as an NBA assistant, atop a playing career as illustrious as his, doesn't get him more job interviews. Ewing, seen above at Wednesday's Charlotte Bobcats pre-draft workout, will serve as lead ...

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GAO: Charlotte hub not guaranteed in airline merger - Charlotte Observer

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 00:57

Charlotte Observer

GAO: Charlotte hub not guaranteed in airline merger
Charlotte Observer
WASHINGTON Charlotte Douglas International Airport's status as a major airline hub is not guaranteed in the proposed American Airlines-US Airways merger, according to Senate testimony Wednesday. In its review of the $11 billion deal, the Government ...
Does merger put CLT's US Airways hub in danger?Charlotte Business Journal (blog)
Charlotte airport could lose hub in merger , says government reportWCNC

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Charlotte says Senate tax bill will cost city $31 million a year - Charlotte Observer

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 22:41

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Charlotte says Senate tax bill will cost city $31 million a year
Charlotte Observer
RALEIGH Charlotte is lobbying against the state Senate's tax reform bill, saying it would cost the city at least $31 million a year in lost revenue and possibly require a property tax increase. Cities and towns could lose nearly $150 million in ...
McCrory's got problems with House, Senate budgetsWCNC
NC superintendent wants teachers to avoid taxesWSOC Charlotte
NC highway money changes near final passageWBTV

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Veterans Administration considering site near airport for new Charlotte ... - Charlotte Observer

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 22:16

Veterans Administration considering site near airport for new Charlotte ...
Charlotte Observer
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is considering a site near Tyvola Road and Billy Graham Parkway for a proposed 295,000-square-foot medical complex that would be the VA's second location in Charlotte. The new health center, which has been in the ...
VA chooses site for Charlotte medical complex, to be one of three in NCThe Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area

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DNC: Nearly $500000 of equipment was lost or stolen in Charlotte - Charlotte Observer

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 21:40

DNC: Nearly $500000 of equipment was lost or stolen in Charlotte
Charlotte Observer
The Democratic National Committee said it recently sent the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department a spreadsheet detailing $496,000 worth of missing equipment. CMPD created an incident report in May. Among the missing items: MacBook Pro laptops, ...
Congressman Watt's confirmation hearing tentatively set for next weekWSOC Charlotte

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Charlotte's Polymer Group names new CEO - Charlotte Observer

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 21:36

Charlotte's Polymer Group names new CEO
Charlotte Observer
Charlotte-based Polymer Group Inc. announced Tuesday the appointment of J. Joel Hackney Jr. as its newest CEO and member of the board of directors. Hackney, 44, will begin his new role Wednesday as leader of the material manufacturer of everything ...
Polymer Group names Joel Hackney as new CEOCharlotte Business Journal
Joel Hackney Joins PGI as Chief Executive OfficerPR Newswire (press release)

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Meet Charlotte Golar Richie: The Only Woman Running For Mayor Of Boston - WBUR

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 19:06

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Meet Charlotte Golar Richie: The Only Woman Running For Mayor Of Boston
WBUR
BOSTON — Lack of ethnic diversity won't be an issue in this year's race for mayor of Boston, as half of the 12 candidates who've qualified for the ballot are people of color, including Charlotte Golar Richie. But Golar Richie, who stands out with a ...

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