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A Charlotte attorney has begun serving a 10-year prison sentence for her role in the sprawling federal mortgage-fraud conspiracy known as Operation Wax House.
Expanding the federal Medicaid program in North Carolina would create 43,314 jobs in the state by 2020, including more than 4,000 jobs in Mecklenburg County, according to a study issued Thursday.
A former Charlotte attorney was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for her role in a mortgage fraud case, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Matthews police are reminding residents to protect their personal information after receiving reports that phone scammers impersonating Duke Energy officials are calling homes in the area.

For the past 15 years, Bill Halsey has helped spread holiday cheer with a Christmas display atop the roof of his SUV. The display, which includes lights and music, has been a fixture outside Blackhawk Hardware in Charlotte’s Park Road Shopping Center in recent years.

Charlotte Rescue Mission will continue the annual holiday tradition of opening its doors to hundreds on Christmas Day for a holiday meal.

A dead elderly man was found buried in his yard late Thursday night in Burke County, according to the relatives who made the discovery. Officials say an intruder was involved.

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