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About 3,700 Army troops began pouring into the airport around 4 a.m. Saturday, most arriving by bus from Fort Jackson, S.C., where they are in basic training. The USO's annual event looks after solders as they travel home for the holidays.
Five UPS employees were taken to local hospitals for observation Friday night after getting sick at a UPS hub in north Charlotte, Medic confirmed Saturday.
If North Carolina’s election laws were indeed designed to be “the most restrictive in the country,” maybe the legislature should consider a second draft.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police charged the driver of a car in a hit-and-run wreck that killed a passenger on a moped Friday night.

They call her the Christmas Angel.

Discarded cigarette butts ignited debris in the backyard of Gastonia home that then caught fire, causing $45,000 in damage Friday night, fire officials said.

In the wake of the Senate report on the CIA’s use of torture, a group tracking the North Carolina ties wants Gov. Pat McCrory to investigate the state’s role in the practices.

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