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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    The Charlotte region was blanketed by an overnight snow that began Tuesday afternoon. A group of sledders fly down a hill at North Stone Country Club in Huntersville Wednesday January 29, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    The Charlotte region was blanketed by an overnight snow that began Tuesday afternoon. Tori Whaley, 15, waves at friends as she glides down a hill at North Stone Country Club in Huntersville Wednesday January 29, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    The Charlotte region was blanketed by an overnight snow that began Tuesday afternoon. Anas Kaouss, 18, takes a spill while trying to slide down standing up at North Stone Country Club in Huntersville Wednesday January 29, 2014.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    The Charlotte region was blanketed by an overnight snow that began Tuesday afternoon. Horses at the Latta Plantation Equestrian Center graze Wednesday January 29, 2014.
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Cousins Jelerion Dickey 8 (left), Yazarhi Mason 10 (right), make snow angels in the front yard at their home in Gastonia,both attend Lowell Elementary School and are enjoying a snow day on Wednesday Jan. 29,2014.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Sledding at the hill at the corner of Sedley and Foxcroft Roads (Sharon Rd. area) where the icy conditions made for great sledding Wednesday morning.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    L-r brothers Peter and Jack Deering, 13 and 15 respectively, sled at the hill at the corner of Sedley and Foxcroft Roads (Sharon Rd. area), where the icy conditions made for great sledding Wednesday morning.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Danny Sullivan anchors the sled as he and kids Sophia (middle) and Aidan (front) take a ride down the hill at Freedom Park on January 29, 2014 after the first snowfall of the season.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    L-r Michael Witt and Daniel McIntyre wipe out on their sled while sledding at the hill at the corner of Sedley and Foxcroft Roads (Sharon Rd. area), where the icy conditions made for great sledding Wednesday morning.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Mac McCullough 5, gets excited as he rides the fairly covered snow slopes at Veterans Park
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Miles Ziemer 7, left, and Caroline Weeks 6, make the most out of the fairly snow covers slopes at Veterans Park, after Charlotte's first few inches of snow.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Kids and their parents came out today at Veterans Park, WednesdayJanuary 29, 2014 to enjoy Charlotte's first few inches of snow. The kids rode the fairly snow covered slops over and over.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Kids and their parents came out today at Veterans Park, WednesdayJanuary 29, 2014 to enjoy Charlotte's first few inches of snow. The kids rode the fairly snow covered slops over and over.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    After taking the plunge down the fairly snow covered slops at Veterans Park, Ollie Ziemer finds hit hard to makes his way back up.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Joe Tully 11, and his family enjoy the lite snow covered slops at Veterans Park.
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    T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
    Mac McCullough 5, gets excited as he rides the fairly covered snow slopes at Veterans Park
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Children walk up, and slide down a hill at Freedom Park on January 29, 2014 after the first snowfall of the season.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Robert Schuster hangs on while taking a ride down the hill at Freedom Park on January 29, 2014 after the first snowfall of the season.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Ava Zuyus (front), Isabelle Oxrider, and Renny Ingalls link up for a ride while sledding at Freedom Park on January 29, 2014 after the first snowfall of the season.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Sledders head up the hill while sledding at Freedom Park on January 29, 2014 after the first snowfall of the season.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Beth Feit pushes off while riding with her son Joshua during a ride down the hill at Freedom Park on January 29, 2014 after the first snowfall of the season.This was Joshua's first time sledding.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    A light blanket of snow covers Freedom Park on January 29, 2014 after the first snowfall of the season.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Pedestrians walk through the snow at Freedom Park on January 29, 2014 after the first snowfall of the season.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Chris Schaaf hangs onto his son, Brody, 18 months old, while taking a ride down a hill at Freedom Park on January 29, 2014 after the first snowfall of the season.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Chris Schaaf hangs onto his son, Brody, 18 months old, while slowing down after a ride down a hill at Freedom Park on January 29, 2014 after the first snowfall of the season.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Pedestrians walk through the snow at Freedom Park on January 29, 2014 after the first snowfall of the season.
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Sledding on a snow covered hill at Riverside Park in Cramerton,(L-R), Tim Bobo, Chanel Sutton 4, Sabrina Polk 4, all of Cramerton on Wednesday Jan. 29,2014. Gaston County schools were closed due to the winter storm.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    L-r Paul Gilbert,15, and Matthew Bernard, 11, sled at the hill at the corner of Sedley and Foxcroft Roads (Sharon Rd. area), where the icy conditions made for great sledding Wednesday morning.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    L-r Lindsay Pearce, 11, an Carson Weber, 10, sled at the hill at the corner of Sedley and Foxcroft Roads (Sharon Rd. area), where the icy conditions made for great sledding Wednesday morning.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    L-r brothers Jack and Peter Deering, 15 and 13 respectively, sled at the hill at the corner of Sedley and Foxcroft Roads (Sharon Rd. area), where the icy conditions made for great sledding Wednesday morning.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    L-r brothers Jack (back) and Peter Deering, 15 and 13 respectively, sled at the hill at the corner of Sedley and Foxcroft Roads (Sharon Rd. area), where the icy conditions made for great sledding Wednesday morning.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    L-r Sally Fonville, 8, and Baxley Smith, 10, sled at the hill at the corner of Sedley and Foxcroft Roads (Sharon Rd. area), where the icy conditions made for great sledding Wednesday morning.
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    Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    L-r Sally Fonville, 8, and Baxley Smith, 10, sled at the hill at the corner of Sedley and Foxcroft Roads (Sharon Rd. area), where the icy conditions made for great sledding Wednesday morning.
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    Serynity Puglia makes her first snow angel. - submitted by Jennifer Puglia
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    submitted by Briana Weicherz, who recently moved to Rock Hill from Florida
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    (bottom to top), Chris Weyrick, Jeremy Mandell, Jacob Mandell 9, Mackenzie Weyrick 9, Connor Weyrick 8, sled down a popular sledding hill at The Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Charlotte enjoying a snow day on Wednesday Jan. 29,2014,
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Myers Park High freshmen, (bottom to top), Juliana Vasconcellos 15, Lucy Murrey 15, Isabelle Bradberry 14, Libby Bridges 14, sled down a popular sledding hill at Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Charlotte enjoying a snow day on Wednesday Jan. 29,2014,
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    Robert Lahser - rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
    Andy Westmoreland (left), gives his son Jay Westmoreland 7, a push,while Jay sleds down a ice covered Elm Street in McAdenville while enjoying a snow day on Wednesday Jan. 29,2014, Jay is a first-grader at Costner Elementary School. Jay was sledding on a Rubbermaid container lid, Gaston County schools were closed due to the winter storm.
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