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Chew on this (access required)

What’s the highlight of your trip to the mall? Is it buying a large pretzel smothered in nacho cheese? Slurping down an Orange Julius? Those massage chairs? If you answered “Getting my teeth whitened,” you might be in the minority. ...

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Facebook face-off (access required)

Some people are good little employees, toiling away during the day, never using company time for frivolities on the Internet. Other people waste hours a week on, say, Facebook while on the clock. You know who you are. If you ...

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He stands corrected (access required)

When Steve Kerrigan was named the CEO of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, which will be held in Charlotte, he was no stranger to conventions. After all, Kerrigan, a former aide to U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, led the host committee ...

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Booty bling (access required)

Once again, Donald Haack Diamonds & Fine Gems has been chosen to design a piece of jewelry to raise money for 24 Hours of Booty, a charity event that to us sounds a bit like the name of an adult ...

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Car talk (access required)

This month, the NASCAR Hall of Fame inducted its 2012 class: drivers Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Richie Evans and Glen Wood and crew chief Dale Inman. The announcement inspired Bill Center, a staff writer with the San Diego Union-Tribune, to write a column ...

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Rev Perdue (access required)

From the Department of We Just Couldn’t Pass This One Up: Beverly Perdue was late showing up to sign a bill declaring stock car racing the official state sport. Of course, we in the media are accustomed to elected officials ...

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You can’t please everybody (access required)

The office of Mecklenburg County’s tax collector is taking a long, hard look at whether it should shorten the form that people have to fill out when applying for a business license. About a month ago, the office switched from ...

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Coca-Cola rolls out greener forklifts in Charlotte

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated said its Charlotte production center has switched to forklifts running on hydrogen fuel cells. The cells, from Plug Power, are being used in 35 forklifts, which are refueled at three indoor fueling stations with hydrogen from Linde North America. Coca-Cola said ...

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