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Owners of greyhounds say the dogs are loving, affectionate and gentle – all qualities of a desirable pet.

Big bass will eat insects, larvae, snakes, worms, frogs, crayfish, grass shrimp, rodents, baby ducks and even their own offspring, as well as bream, crappie and white perch.

Compiled by Erica Batten

A website where UNC Charlotte students can make anonymous confessions is building a sense of community among the student body, faculty, alumni and the greater Charlotte area, site administrators say.

United Community School, a kindergarten-through-second-grade public charter school on Idlewild Road in southeast Charlotte, will open for its first school year Aug.11.

Behailu Academy, a nonprofit in a 5,000-square-foot old art gallery in NoDa, provides an arts and community-service-based after-school program for 50 students who mostly attend Eastway Middle, Cochrane Middle, and Garinger High schools.

As I wander past empty rooms, I reflect on the fact that sending children off to college is as much a rite of passage for the parents as it is for their college-bound kids.

Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church is opening a new fine arts academy, with instruction in dance and music, in South End.

Mary Caten Cordes was this year’s recipient of the David Palmer Shannon Memorial Scholarship.

Belk employees wearing fancy hats and bow ties crowded around a makeshift racetrack in the atrium at Belk’s corporate office, as their jockeys – high-level executives including CIO Mike Laurenti –prepared for a stick-horse derby July24.

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