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This Oct. 20, 2015, photo, shows a sign outside Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google announced Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, that it is nearly doubling the amount of renewable energy feeding its massive data centers that enable more than 1 billion people to search for information, watch video clips and communicate virtually anytime they want. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
This Oct. 20, 2015, photo, shows a sign outside Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google announced Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, that it is nearly doubling the amount of renewable energy feeding its massive data centers that enable more than 1 billion people to search for information, watch video clips and communicate virtually anytime they want. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) AP

With the end of the year comes lists: 50 most outrageous celebrities of 2015! 10 most listened-to radio hits! 5 biggest news events!

Whether they’re meaningful in any way is questionable, but we figured if anybody had a list worth reading, it’s Google, aka Rulers of the World.

According to Google, Charlotte’s really into Lamar Odom, events in Paris and American Sniper. What I can’t figure out: Why is there nothing local on here? No “brewery” or “coffee house” or “Cam Newton?”

So, with that end-of-year grain of salt, here’s what Charlotte searched for on Google in 2015:

Top trending searches for Charlotte

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FILE - This Jan. 2, 2013, file photo shows Los Angeles Clippers' Lamar Odom during an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif. A four-day binge that culminated in Odom being found unconscious in the Nevada Love Ranch placed him atop Googles list of hottest searches during 2015. The annual breakdown released Wednesday, Dec. 16, ranks the inquiries that triggered the biggest spikes in traffic on Googles dominant search engine, excluding queries about sexually explicit subjects. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) Marcio Jose Sanchez AP

Lamar Odom

Paris

Bobbi Kristina Brown

Caitlyn Jenner

Jurassic World

Ronda Rousey

American Sniper

Boston Marathon 2015

Charlie Sheen

Fallout 4

Top trending news/events for Charlotte

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Top trending people for Charlotte

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Top trending films for Charlotte

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In other headlines …

Watch South End grow: A developer is planning to build a condominium and duplex development in South End, on Atherton Street near popular barbecue restaurant Mac’s Speed Shop. In the works: 51 multifamily units and 16 duplexes along Marshall Place.

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C5 trip to the Caribbean?: American Airlines is adding three destinations from Charlotte Douglas International Airport: once-weekly nonstop flights from Charlotte to Curacao, an island in the southern Caribbean, and Puerto Plata, in the Dominican Republic, and daily service from Charlotte to Madison, Wisc.

Famous Toastery is even more famous: The gourmet breakfast and brunch spot has been named a franchise to watch in 2016 by a national research/consulting firm. Started in Huntersville, the chain has grown to 15 and plans to expand to 35 by the end of 2016.

Photos: Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment; Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair; Associated Press; Risden McElroy.

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