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Pineville’s Eli Shenise thought he was going to get a tour of BB&T BallPark on Sunday. Instead, the 12-year-old, diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma in May, was offered a contract to join the Charlotte Knights baseball team.

0 comments 'Homework Hotline' offers free support Posted: Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 Homework John Howard - Getty Images Store Students at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology are available five nights each week during the school year to provide free math and science tutoring for students in grades 6-12 through the college’s Homework Hotline. The hotline has been offering free sessions by telephone calls, online chats, and e-mail resources since the service’s opening in 1991. Rose-Hulman students are available between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. (Eastern Time), Sunday through Thursday, from September through May by calling 1-877-ASK-ROSE (1-877-275-7673) or submitting questions by e-mail and online chat at www.AskRose.org.

A Charlotte fire captain has resigned after admitting that he stole a prescription drug from a home where firefighters had been summoned to help transport a medical patient, authorities said.

A man was seriously injured in a Sunday morning shooting in east Charlotte, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Capt. Todd Lontz said.

Katrina Watson, a member of the judicial system in the Charlotte area for nearly two decades, has been named chief magistrate for the judicial district covering Mecklenburg County.

Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.

Authorities said the crimes took place late Wednesday night and early Thursday in the Midland and Bethel Glen areas.

And the Survey Says... Written by Nicole Sodoma, attorney, Sodoma Law, P.C. When you can no longer ignore your unhealthy marriage, do you wonder why you are inclined to stick it out while your neighbor has bitten the bullet and separated or filed for divorce? Is it because they live by the mantra “Life is Not a Dress Rehearsal” and they are seeking happiness for themselves in the next act? Is it for their children? Or is it financial troubles – as all the financial advisors will suggest?

The blaze broke out about 3:50 p.m. at a single-story frame residence in the 500 block of North Church Street, fire officials said. That is about two blocks from the downtown district.

A motorcycle crash has claimed the life of local businessman Don Tilley and left his wife in critical condition.

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