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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Grady Parker (left), shakes hands with Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon (right), Governor Pat McCrory (center), Parker was presented The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Grady Parker, the legendary shoeshine man of Latta Arcade, is retiring on Tuesday.
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Governor Pat McCrory (right),presents legendary shoeshine man of Latta Arcade Grady Parker (center), with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, Mayor Patrick Cannon (left) on Monday Dec. 23,2013. Grady Parker is retiring on Tuesday after 30 years.
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Governor Pat McCrory (third from left),presents legendary shoeshine man of Latta Arcade Grady Parker (center), with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, Mayor Patrick Cannon (left), Speaker of the House Thom Tillis (far right), on Monday Dec. 23,2013. Grady Parker is retiring on Tuesday after 30 years.
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Governor Pat McCrory (right),hugs Grady Parker (left), before presenting Parker with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Grady Parker, the legendary shoeshine man of Latta Arcade, is retiring on Tuesday.
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Governor Pat McCrory (right),hugs Grady Parker (left),after presenting Parker with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Grady Parker, the legendary shoeshine man of Latta Arcade, is retiring on Tuesday after 30 years.
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Governor Pat McCrory presented Grady Parker with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Grady Parker, the legendary shoeshine man of Latta Arcade, is retiring on Tuesday after 30 years.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/23/11/50/1fMrAM.St.138.jpeg|414
    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Legendary shoeshine man of Latta Arcade Grady Parker shines Mayor Patrick Cannon and Speaker of the House Thom Tillis shoes on Monday Dec. 23,2013. Grady Parker is retiring on Tuesday after 30 years.
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Legendary shoeshine man of Latta Arcade Grady Parker (right), shines Mayor Patrick Cannon (left), Speaker of the House Thom Tillis ( center), shoes on Monday Dec. 23,2013. Grady Parker is retiring on Tuesday after 30 years.
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Legendary shoeshine man of Latta Arcade Grady Parker (left), shines Mayor Patrick Cannon (center), Speaker of the House Thom Tillis ( right), shoes on Monday Dec. 23,2013. Grady Parker is retiring on Tuesday after 30 years.
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Governor Pat McCrory (right),Mayor Patrick Cannon (left), both shine legendary shoeshine man of Latta Arcade Grady Parker (center), after Gov. McCrory presented Parker with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine on Monday Dec. 23,2013. Grady Parker is retiring on Tuesday after 30 years.
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Governor Pat McCrory (right),Mayor Patrick Cannon (left), both shine legendary shoeshine man of Latta Arcade Grady Parker (center), after Gov. McCrory presented Parker with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine on Monday Dec. 23,2013. Grady Parker is retiring on Tuesday after 30 years.
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