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Sheriff’s deputies did not go to the scene of an all-terrain vehicle crash that killed a Florida man until two days after the incident, documents show.
For two decades local government has turned to targeted sales taxes to help fund special projects – a convention center, football stadium renovations, a new uptown arena, new art museums, a baseball stadium and a light-rail line.
Starting this fall, transcripts for graduates of UNC-Chapel Hill with include context about average grades awarded in each class. The practice is a response to the nationally acknowledged problem of grade inflation.

Lincoln County sheriff’s deputies detained a 27-year-old man wanted in California on a burglary charge, authorities said Friday.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police credit a Crime Stoppers tip with leading to the arrest of a suspect in three store robberies.

A Charlotte Fire Department captain has resigned instead of being fired after admitting he stole a prescription drug while assisting MEDIC on a patient transport, fire officials said.

In the U.S. Senate race, Democrat Kay Hagan is attacking Republican Thom Tillis’ four-year tenure as state House speaker, while Tillis is criticizing Hagan’s votes as a first-term senator in Washington. A better measure is a less noticed one: the 2007-2008 legislative session when both were state lawmakers, voting on the same bills.

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