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‘Be There Dad’ engages parents at school

Jeff Usher was the smallest kid on his 7th grade football team, spending more time on the sidelines than on the playing field. One day as a gentle rain turned into a downpour, Jeff looked at the handful of faithful spectators getting drenched. As he expected, his dad was one of them.

Opinion

Millennials of color snubbed Hillary Clinton — and they have no regrets

“They” are millennials of color who either didn’t vote or voted third party. And for Cornell Belcher, the president of Brilliant Corners Research & Strategies, who was the pollster for the Democratic National Committee under then-Chairman Howard Dean and for both of Barack Obama’s campaigns for the White House, this makes them the new swing voters the Democratic Party should be trying to win over. And ‘you’re damn right, I don’t have any loyalty to Democrats,’ said one participant in a Fort Lauderdale focus group.

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Tonya Jameson held at gunpoint by off-duty cop as she picks up new SUV

Knoxville Police are looking into an officer’s actions after a Charlotte woman said the off-duty officer pulled a gun on her as she changed a license plate on her newly purchased SUV Tonya Jameson, 45, is a former Charlotte Observer reporter and columnist
Diedra Laird The Charlotte Observer
Tonya Jameson held at gunpoint by off-duty cop as she picks up new SUV 2:05

Tonya Jameson held at gunpoint by off-duty cop as she picks up new SUV

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African Moment: A visitor comes calling in South Africa

Boy Scouts executive: 'We have not lost our way' 8:39

Boy Scouts executive: 'We have not lost our way'

Not A Toll Man (Parody of the Blues Brothers' Soul Man) from Charlotte Squawks 12 2:38

Not A Toll Man (Parody of the Blues Brothers' Soul Man) from Charlotte Squawks 12