<![CDATA[Mark Washburn Columns & Blogs | CharlotteObserver.com &]]> http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/ en-us Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:22:19 EDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:22:19 EDT Mark Washburn 60 ccarpenter@charlotteobserver.com(Cheryl Carpenter) Lake Norman’s phantom train teases believers http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article178767191.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 15 Oct 2017 12:00:00 EDT

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You may not be safe from Lake Norman’s curse http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article173896981.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:09:28 EDT

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Your furriest mistake can be your greatest blessing http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article139107628.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:00:17 EDT

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Charlotte’s circus of horror and the mad elephant Chief http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article127779374.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:15:39 EST

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Managing Millennials with a pitch fork will get you fired http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article124973759.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:12:45 EST

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20 things you won’t hear said in Charlotte in 2017 http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article123815954.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:15:42 EST

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Thoughts on Keith Scott shooting, the protests and what’s left unsaid http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article118517238.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:17:50 EST

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Eleven nice words to describe the reign of Gov. McCrory http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article114230113.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 17:08:08 EST

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In a pretend world, HB2 is no big thing http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article112603748.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 04 Nov 2016 16:39:06 EDT

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You can skip the voting and the guilt trip http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article111121132.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:11:50 EDT

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20 things to expect when I’m emperor http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article109703982.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:06:58 EDT

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Charleston’s greatest hits: A city long bruised by punches from the sea http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article106630722.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:29:30 EDT

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With eerie calm, Charleston hunkers down in face of historic storm http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article106537747.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:55:01 EDT

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What drives Charlotte airport’s zeal toward gouging locals? http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article100889877.html#storylink=rss Long-term parking rates just jumped 40 percent. And under CLT’s cozy deal with American, the airline gets a cut.

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Fire or ice? No, humanity’s doom is sealed by small screen http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article99567482.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 15:00:48 EDT

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When you get caught, just blame it on Rio http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article96743032.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:27:44 EDT

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Trump’s new handlers unleash an un-Donald and it needs work http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article96576792.html#storylink=rss What they unleashed was the un-Frankenstein, necessary as New Coke and consumer friendly as Google Glass.

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Old ghosts, new whiskey are the future for abandoned prison http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article95264787.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:25:52 EDT

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William Covington dies, pioneer black Charlotte police officer and ‘Superman’ to kids http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article94926562.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:09:59 EDT

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Brown Mountain Lights caught on camera? http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article93949897.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 14:34:03 EDT http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article93949897.html Searching for our invisible undecideds http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article92670437.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:04:15 EDT

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Night of Trump: A gladiator swings at nitwits who made us ‘the stupid people’ http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article91845562.html#storylink=rss In Winston-Salem, the Republican nominee starts the final stretch by even saying something nice about CNN.

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How to put best face on this NBA mess http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article91355952.html#storylink=rss We’ll need a focus group to test some witty comebacks

We want to maintain an elegant demeanor. Let’s start with insults

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Have the Brown Mountain Lights finally flickered out? http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article88478432.html#storylink=rss Research cameras are coming up blank

Brown Mountain Lights part of state lore

Even flood of 1916 couldn’t dim them

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New police body camera law keeps N.C. citizens in the dark http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article87385112.html#storylink=rss Police body camera footage will be nearly impossible to see under new bill

Exactly what does the legislature think it is protecting us from?

Also, it makes it even harder to get footage that might scar someone’s reputation

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How to explain toll lanes to aliens http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article85815037.html#storylink=rss Last chance to derail project died last week in Raleigh

We need better roads, not schemes to ensure gridlock for 50 years

Highway to Lake Norman is shrine to McCrory’s twisted solution

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25 things you never heard said by a father http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article84212562.html#storylink=rss For Father’s Day, a list of some of those things he’s never uttered

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N.C. man unearths prehistoric spear points http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article81601412.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 23:24:06 EDT http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article81601412.html NC man planting shrub unearths cache of prehistoric weapons http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article81687687.html#storylink=rss More than 80 stone points were stashed in a hole but never retrieved

Nomadic hunter-gatherers lived in the Uwharrie region 6,000 years ago

A single craftsman shaped the blades, which were found near house by Lake Badin

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Cold case: Many mysteries shroud N.C.’s only mummy http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/mark-washburn/article80375047.html#storylink=rss Are answers to her puzzles buried at Emory University?

Dead 3,000 years and doomed to walk among us eternally, she still gets around

Margaret the mummy has found a loving home in Statesville

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