Assessing Access To Public Records In NC
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Fri August 24, 2012

Assessing Access To Public Records In NC

CorneliusNews.net: Two Men Charged In Hit And Run
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Fri August 24, 2012

CorneliusNews.net: Two Men Charged In Hit And Run Death Of Cornelius Man

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Cornelius police confirmed Saturday night they have arrested two Winston-Salem men in the hit-and-run death of a Cornelius man who was struck while walking on Bethel Church Road early Saturday. Witnesses helped police identify a vehicle that was located later a short distance from the incident scene.

Shaw (left) and Kost

Police responded to the report of a hit and run around 1:56 a.m. and found the man "unresponsive lying in the roadway," according to a police report. Kevin Andrew Sweet, 22, of Cornelius was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Proposed National Wildlife Refuge Could Protect
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Fri August 24, 2012

Proposed National Wildlife Refuge Could Protect Appalachian Bogs

Service biologist Sue Cameron makes her way through a southern Appalachian bog May 2010

Service biologist Sue Cameron makes her way through a southern Appalachian bog May 2010 Photo: Gary Peeples/USFWS
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to protect 23,000 acres in western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee.

Agency biologist Gary Peeples says the area's bogs are home to some of the rarest plants and animals in the region. He says many plants have found ways to adapt to the poor soil of the bogs like the carnivorous pitcher plants that lure insects into their trumpet-shaped tube.

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American Idol Sifts Charlotte Talent
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Fri August 24, 2012

American Idol Sifts Charlotte Talent

The day before American Idol's Charlotte auditions, these hopeful performers ready themselves outside the Time Warner Cable Arena. Video: Tanner Latham

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Charlotte Observer: Mike Dunlap Is Bobcats' Choice
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Fri August 24, 2012

Charlotte Observer: Mike Dunlap Is Bobcats' Choice For Head Coach

St. John's interim head coach Mike Dunlap directs his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game won 81-59 by

St. John's interim head coach Mike Dunlap directs his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game won 81-59 by Kentucky in Lexington, KY., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. Photo: Charlotte Observer.

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CorneliusNews.net: ESPN Names Hough Womens Soccer
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Fri August 24, 2012

CorneliusNews.net: ESPN Names Hough Womens Soccer No. 1 In US

The W.A. Hough High girls' soccer team poses for a picture with their trophy and banner. Photo: Christina Ritchie Rogers / CorneliusNews.net)

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Gov's Office Changes DOT Letter To Push For Gaston
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Fri August 24, 2012

Gov's Office Changes DOT Letter To Push For Gaston Parkway Money

North Carolina lawmakers are looking into an instance where the Governor's Office did some creative editing or forgery depending on your view. The governor's deputy chief changed the wording and meaning of a letter from a state Department of Transportation official. The matter involves funding for two major road projects, one of which is the Garden Parkway toll road through Gaston County. The Raleigh News and Observer broke the story Tuesday.

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Eugenics Compensation Absent From State Budget
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Fri August 24, 2012

Eugenics Compensation Absent From State Budget

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Foxx Suggests Getting Rid Of 2018 Projects To
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Fri August 24, 2012

Foxx Suggests Getting Rid Of 2018 Projects To Reduce Budget

The Charlotte City Council has about a week to come up with an alternative budget. Last week, council unexpectedly voted down an 8 percent property tax increase in a 6-to-5 vote. Mayor Anthony Foxx Wednesday suggested trimming some projects from the budget that aren't scheduled until 2018.

A new police station off Independence, an upgraded intersection in east Charlotte, and improvements along North Tryon to make way for a light rail line are among the projects scheduled for 2018. All together they account for about $124 million.

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DavidsonNews.net: MSC Industrial Plans 'Co-HQ' At
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Fri August 24, 2012

DavidsonNews.net: MSC Industrial Plans 'Co-HQ' At Exit 30, Up To 400 Jobs

Property is off I-77 Exit 30, behind Homewood Suites.

The property is off I-77 Exit 30, behind Homewood Suites.

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