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If you think fried chicken is purely Southern, think again. The crispy goodness of this great finger food extends well beyond any single region.

The theft of nude photographs from celebrities' online accounts has thrown a spotlight on the security of cloud computing, a system used by a growing number of Americans to store personal information over the Internet.

Hoping to keep its three-year winning streak going, Charlotte’s United Way again set a conservative campaign goal, looking to raise $200,000 more than its 2013 goal.

Former Charlottean Jennifer Murphy has concocted a doozy of a plot in her debut novel, “I Love You More” (Doubleday, $24.95). Lawyer Oliver Lane is shot to death in his Outer Banks rental cottage, and the prime suspects are his three wives, each unaware of the others, but sporting the same haircut.

Callousness and nastiness toward people who have been victimized have become our responses to so many ugly events – excusing us from searching for systemic solutions or investing ourselves in the lives of other people.

S.C. baker Francine Bryson’s new book has pie recipe inspired by Bobby Deen. She’ll be at the Southern Women’s Show Sept. 12-13.

Use the Observer's annual database to search details of more than 800 summer camps in the region.

6 great places to go for ice cream treats

  • Get the scoop on some great places to go for ice cream in the Charlotte area.
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