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Updated May 30, 2014: Listed in this database is total compensation from April 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014, for 18,515 employees of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. It is current as of May 2014.

Updated June 9, 2014:. Listed in this database are the salaries (or hourly wages) for some 6,800 full- and part-time employees of the city of Charlotte. It reflects base salaries but not bonuses and other incentives. The data are current as of June 2014.

Updated Aug. 13, 2014: We've posted salaries of public employees in Concord, Cornelius, Davidson, Gastonia, Huntersville, Matthews, Monroe, Mooresville, Pineville and Statesville.

Updated July 8, 2014: - Listed in this database are the salaries of 4,800 regular and temporary employees of Mecklenburg County. It reflects base salaries but not bonuses and other incentives.

Updated May 9, 2014:Search government salary information for the eight counties surrounding Mecklenburg County.

Updated July 1, 2014: The data contain salaries for state government employees. It does not include public school employees, university system employees or UNC Hospitals employees.

Updated March 2014 The University of North Carolina system database provides salary information on professors, administrators and other university employees.

Map: More than 160 North Carolina churches -- in some form or fashion -- have said that they do not believe homosexuality by itself is a sin.

See which of the state's roughly 18,000 bridges need constant maintenance or replacement, or that are too small for the traffic they carry.

North Carolina has 2,000 dams that could cause significant property damage or kill people if a breach occurred.

Search a Charlotte Observer database of salaries for Central Piedmont Community College employees.

For this guide, the Observer collected updated donation and volunteer needs for agencies from across the Charlotte region.

Use the Observer's annual database to search details of more than 800 summer camps in the region.

Homeowners and businesses in February owed more than $27 million to the Mecklenburg County, the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg’s six towns.

Hospitals within the same city or state sometimes charge tens of thousands of dollars more for the same treatment. Here's how expenses at North and South Carolina hospitals stack up.