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Mecklenburg County News

Charlotte makes finishing touches as DNC nears

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With the opening gavel of the Democratic National Convention less than two days away, Charlotte is finishing up months of preparations. About 6,000 delegates and alternates are expected for the event, along with some 15,000 credentialed members of the media.video Full story...
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Charlotte says it won't hide homeless during DNC

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Officials in Charlotte say they won't try to hide the city's homeless population during the upcoming Democratic National Convention. Full story...
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NC woman convicted of hitting 2 nurses; killing 1

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A woman has been convicted of hitting two nurses in Mecklenburg County with her car, killing one of the victims. Full story...
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Officials release details about DNC security

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With less than a month before the Democratic National Convention, the city has released details about what streets will be closed for security during the event. But Mayor Anthony Foxx promised the city will be open for business during the three-day convention that is expected to draw thousands of visitors. Full story...
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Presidential exhibit headed to Charlotte

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An exhibit giving people a glimpse of what American presidents see every day is opening in the North Carolina city were Democrats will nominate Barack Obama as their presidential candidate. Full story...
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NC man gets life for killing girlfriend & her son

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A Charlotte man has been sentenced to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to killing his girlfriend and her son more than three years ago. Full story...
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Charlotte OKs $8M for Knights baseball stadium

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The Charlotte Knights baseball team is a step closer to playing its games in a new stadium. The Charlotte City Council on Monday voted 7-4 in favor of giving the team $8 million toward the project. Full story...
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Charlotte Council close to baseball funding plan

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Charlotte City Council appears to be close to approving a plan to bring baseball downtown. Most city council members indicated Tuesday they could support a plan to provide the Charlotte Knights with $8 million to build a stadium uptown. Full story...
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Charlotte Knights want $11 million from city for new stadium

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The Charlotte City Council will hear Tuesday the latest proposal for a city subsidy for a proposed new uptown stadium for the Charlotte Knights. Full story...
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Charlotte seeks AG ruling on amendment, benefits

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Charlotte city leaders are asking the state attorney general to decide whether it's OK to offer same-sex partner benefits in light of the constitutional amendment that defines marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman. Full story...
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