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The American Pit Bull Foundation is trying to find a home for 11-year-old Tina P, who has been living in a Charlotte kennel for nearly 4,000 days.

What do you get the NASCAR fan for Christmas? Lots of stuff, from race tickets to gear to tailgating supplies. And don’t forget tickets for the NASCAR Hall of Fame or the Richard Petty Driving Experience.

Check out these hidden shopportunities. That’s when you find something you like – and in my case, that’s always food – being sold in places you wouldn’t expect.

Readers helped us choose a winner and two runners-up, including a 9-year-old who would rather bake than do anything else.

Mobile devices, streaming tools and gaming are among top categories for technology gifts.

Gone are the days of wowing the community with a home holiday light display that takes an afternoon to set up. Now big light displays can take months to get right.

Snap a photo of your wonderfully tacky holiday sweaters. You could win a $50 gift card. Deadline: Dec. 26

Charlotte-area guide to Christmas tree farms

Send us your nostalgic snapshots and enter the contest for a chance to win a J-Lo Endless bracelet from Brownlee Jewelers.

There's a good bet your favorite Christmas movie or TV special will be on the next few weeks. Check out our guide to Christmas TV.

The world falls into two holiday camps: those who love receiving books as gifts; those who do not. Most of my friends (many of them inveterate book clubbers), are thrilled with such a gift.

For 29 years, The Charlotte Observer has worked with charities in our region to determine their needs and then published those for our readers during the holiday season.

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