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The arts program at Charlotte’s Thompson Child Development Center, crafted by Jessica McQuillen, helps preschoolers develop social skills and manage behavior.

Our 5-month-old kitten, Jasper, went into kidney failure a few years ago. We had adopted Jasper for next to nothing from a shelter, but a few days of emergency care had cost us more than $3,000.

Sites like Groupon feature daily deals for new toys, treats, day care, dog walkers and even grooming services for the pampered pup.

In the worldwide search to learn more about plants’ role in fighting human disease, an unusual coalition has formed at North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis.

Charlotte Premium Outlets, the city’s first new mall in almost a decade, is set to open Thursday – a sign of a changing retail landscape that favors bargain-hunting and putting outlets closer to major cities.

Homegrown botanical dyes are in, part of the shift toward more natural and organic living. And you don't need a degree in chemistry to create your own.

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

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