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In Charlotte’s Chantilly neighborhood on Monday nights, young and old swing and stomp. A new generation is embracing centuries-old contra dancing.

If you were paying attention last week, you will recall that our first European vacation got off to a shaky start after I was given a thorough, and thoroughly embarrassing, pat-down after setting off the bomb detector thingy at my hometown airport. Here’s what happened next:

A 9-year-old Arizona girl’s accidental killing of her firearms instructor this week reignited the national debate over guns, but with an unusual focus: children using fully automatic rifles.

The Rev. Clifford Jones Sr. is one of five candidates to lead the National Baptist Convention. The vote is next week in New Orleans, where the denomination will hold its 134th annual gathering.

A couple of new cookbooks inspire home cooks to cook their food over wood.

For the third consecutive Labor Day, photographer Deborah Triplett invites Charlotteans to tap into their own creativity – and meet their neighbors in the process

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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