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In enemy territory (access required)

Last week, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce made its annual trek to another city to learn some economic development strategies. This year, the trip was to Seattle, which also has a Microsoft campus. While on the campus, Natalie English, senior ...

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Southern-fried romance (access required)

Bojangles’ does more for the world than deep-fry chickens, and the company wants everyone to know that. It turns out that Charlotte-based Bojangles’ is responsible for marriages, too — at least one marriage, anyway. In a press release, the company ...

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Mall alcohol (access required)

With summer’s arrival, Charlotteans are looking for ways to beat the heat. So it might be good timing for a new business that’s opened at SouthPark Mall. Robert Horner is the owner and operator of the new Sunset Slush Classic ...

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Insert weatherman joke here (access required)

Disproving the myth that all they’re good for is pointing at maps and coifing their hair, local meteorologists will show the world today that they’re also capable of turning left while driving a school bus. As part of NASCAR’s Summer ...

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Swooping to the rescue (access required)

If you love bald eagles, you can watch the national symbol lay eggs, care for chicks and generally look majestic on the Eagle Cam — a live webcam at Carolina Raptor Center — from your computer. The only problem is ...

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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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