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South Carolina law makes it tough to lower Confederate flags

The Confederate battle flag was removed from the South Carolina State House after the racially motivated Charleston church slayings in 2015. But the fight over the flag rages on in less prominent places because a South Carolina law requires the Legislature to approve by at least a two-thirds vote any change to a historical monument.

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Southern Spring Home & Garden Show

57th annual Southern Spring Home & Garden Show at the Park Expo and Conference Center. The show runs Feb. 24-26 and March 3-5, 2017, from 10am-7pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 10am-5pm on Sundays. America The Beautiful is the theme for this year's show gardens.

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Erica Parsons Funeral

Senior Pastor Dr. Kenneth Lance asks the crowd to sing "Jesus Loves Me" at Saturday's remembrance for Erica Parsons at Salisbury's First Baptist Church

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Man arrested in northeast Charlotte kidnapping, shooting

Tevin Chevez Brewer, 26, is accused of forcing his way into a home early Thursday in the 800 block of Thera Drive, off West Craighead Road. Police said Brewer took cash from a man he knew in the home, hit the man in the head and forced a woman he knew to leave with him.

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Erica Parsons Funeral

Saturday's funeral service for Erica Parsons at First Baptist Church in Salisbury
Diedra Laird The Charlotte Observer
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Erica Parsons Funeral

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Erica Parsons Funeral

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Time for a new home for Time Out Youth

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Garinger High students march