Catawba County

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You may soon be able to buy alcohol before noon on Sundays in Mecklenburg County. A new law now allows that, but it’s up to local governments to opt in. Leaders in Charlotte are moving quickly to make the change. 

Charlotte Councilman Kenny Smith has an August 13 deadline.

“The PGA championship is what I’m eyeing just because we’re going to have tens of thousands of people here and I hope they can have the complete brunch experience on championship Sunday,” Smith says.

Corning will expand its optical fiber plant in Midland, in Cabarrus County.
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Corning Inc. says strong demand for optical fiber and cable is bringing another expansion in North Carolina. The company said Monday it will spend $176 million in Catawba and Cabarrus counties and create 410 jobs over the next two years.