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
6:05 pm
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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Charlotte Observer: CMPD Chaplains Told Not To Use
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Fri August 24, 2012

Charlotte Observer: CMPD Chaplains Told Not To Use 'Jesus' In Official Prayers

Joining a move toward nonsectarian prayer, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has asked its chaplains to stop including Jesus in their invocations at official department ceremonies.
The change, which applies to such events as police graduations, promotions and memorials, took place about a month ago, said Maj. John Diggs, who heads the department's volunteer chaplain program. The goal: greater sensitivity to all religions practiced by the more than 2,000 police employees.

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NC Zoo Elephant Getting Contacts?
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Fri August 24, 2012

NC Zoo Elephant Getting Contacts?

Csar. Photo courtesy NC Zoo.

C'sar.

If you can't see well, you get glasses or contacts. But what if you're an elephant? It may be the same solution. The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is looking at fitting its oldest elephant - who's name is C'sar - with a pair of contacts to correct his failing vision. WFAE's Marshall Terry went to the zoo to find out more.

DeVoe: I'm Dr. Ryan DeVoe. I'm the senior veterinarian at the North Carolina Zoo.

Terry: So these must be pretty big contacts we're talking about?

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AT And T Provides Cell Coverage For DNC
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Fri August 24, 2012

AT And T Provides Cell Coverage For DNC

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NC Education Budget Includes Small Raise And
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Fri August 24, 2012

NC Education Budget Includes Small Raise And Several Policy Changes

North Carolina lawmakers have passed a budget that includes a 1.2 percent pay raise for teachers. It also includes several parts of what Republicans in the Senate call a major reform bill.

The budget includes $27 million for a package of education changes. Among those is an emphasis on reading in early grades. Struggling students will get extra help with reading, but if they aren't reading at grade-level by the end of third grade, they'll be held back.

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