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Early voting starts across North Carolina on Thursday, and nowhere will voters have more opportunities to take advantage of it than in Mecklenburg County.
Anne Springs Close greenway launches campaign to preserve 2,100 acres in face of rapidly growing area development.
The family of slain North Carolina teenager Phylicia Barnes is bracing themselves for a second grueling trial more than a year after a Baltimore judge tossed out a murder conviction of the man known to have last seen her.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have identified the female victim who was seriously injured in a hit and run incident Saturday in east Charlotte.

Vilma Leake, the county’s District 2 commissioner, often touts herself as “the hardest-working commissioner in Mecklenburg County.”

Coal ash is scattered across Charlotte in places where ground needed leveling or gullies needed filling. Duke once sold ash to dispose of its waste – and a liability.

Members of Charlotte’s Holy Trinity Lutheran Church say this Easter’s promise of resurrection will have special significance as they fill a sanctuary that was once half-empty. It happened when St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church closed and many of its members found Holy Trinity as a welcome refuge.

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