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Southern accent: Katy Perry, Emily Dickinson compete for memory space

Posted at 1:59pm on Jul. 22, 2014

Part of my educational philosophy is that atmosphere is crucial. What we read, watch and listen to will become the gallery of our minds. Now Pandora is gumming up the works.


Posted at 9:57am on Jul. 24, 2014

World Cup economics: The World Cup has an economic effect on participating countries, according to an analysis of 50 years of nations’ economic data that examined their World Cup success during the same period. Craig Depken, an economics professor in UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business, collaborated with Dennis Wilson of Western Kentucky University on the working paper “The Long-Run Impacts of the World Cup.” It details the loss of productivity in a country when its team is in the World Cup.

University City resident wins national Golden Gloves championship

Posted at 12:01pm on Jul. 22, 2014

Lynn Holmes took up boxing only two-and-a-half years ago as a way to stay fit; now she’s a Golden Gloves national champion.

Part of Ridge Road in University City to close for two weeks in August

Posted at 10:15am on Jul. 24, 2014

Between 100 and 150 feet of Ridge Road will be closed for up to two weeks next month as part of the larger $2.1 million Prosperity Ridge Road connection project.

Charlotte 49ers baseball players star for summer wood-bat teams

Posted at 10:56am on Jul. 22, 2014

Charlotte 49ers baseball players Des Roberts and T.J. Nichting made their respective league’s all-star teams this summer.