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To celebrate the opening of the new American Girl store in SouthPark, we're giving away 2 books.

Representatives of a maker of surveillance planes at Lake Norman Air Park tried to assure Mooresvile-area residents on Monday night that its operations are above-board and don’t put the community at risk. Residents of the park off Perth and Catawba Air roads have expressed concernsthat planes outfitted by IOMAX come with missile holders.

The campaign, running Monday through Friday, targets motorists who speed through school zones and pass stopped school buses.

North Carolina MedAssist, a free pharmacy based in Charlotte, will give away over-the-counter medicines and bandages to low-income children and adults from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Reid Park Academy, 4108 W. Tyvola Road. Free items will over-the-counter vitamins and drugs for pain and allergies. Anyone interested in volunteering at the event should contact Misty Moore, 704-350-3597 or mmoore@medassist.org. Karen Garloch

The Goodyear auto repair shop, for decades an uptown fixture at Stonewall and Tryon streets, is shutting its doors.

The collision was reported on Waxhaw-Marvin Road near Exbury Gardens Drive, according to authorities. Investigators said the cyclists – a 58-year-old man from Hickory and his 56-year-old brother from Charlotte – were northbound on Waxhaw-Marvin Road. They collided with a southbound 2007 Infiniti driven by a 17-year-old Waxhaw man when it turned into their path.

A federal regulator says government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have reached an agreement with major banks that could expand lending.

Charlotte’s grip on Electrolux’s North American headquarters remains strong as the company works to complete its $3.3billion acquisition of General Electric’s appliance business.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis will appear on a televised forum Tuesday night on Time Warner Cable News. Democrat Kay Hagan declined to appear.

A driver is dead after hitting a deer on Interstate 77 early Sunday morning.

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