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The straight dope (access required)

The following is a public service announcement. Charlotte, like some other U.S. cities, is facing a shortage of Adderall, the common prescription for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. This might explain why your neighbor’s child seems to be bouncing off the walls ...

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Making headlines (access required)

It’s not easy being in the news business. You’re poor, the world expects you to give content away for free, flacks are constantly pitching you their lame story ideas. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Nobody forced us to go into this line ...

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Drugs and art (access required)

Where would you put a mural dedicated to your town’s history? On the side of city hall? Maybe the police station? What about a CVS pharmacy? That’s the location Mandy Edwards, of the town’s Historical Preservation Committee, is suggesting to ...

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An unwanted union (access required)

Democrats have long been fawning over unions, and that love fest isn’t going to be put on pause next year just because the Democratic National Convention will be held in Charlotte. DNC organizers aren’t letting up in their calls for ...

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Augustus Gloop would be thrilled (access required)

It sounds like something out of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” — or perhaps something to give Michelle Obama, who’s on an anti-obesity kick, nightmares. Raleigh-based Golden Corral has introduced chocolate fountains at its restaurants. The “Chocolate Wonderfalls” allow customers ...

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Come again? (access required)

Downgrading seems to be all the rage among rating agencies these days. So it was welcome news when, last week, Standard & Poor’s gave Mecklenburg County a triple-A rating on its general obligation bonds debt. S&P, in keeping with the ...

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Sign of the times (access required)

Someone who hates campaign signs — frankly, who doesn’t? — apparently had enough when they saw Andy Dulin’s. Or maybe they just don’t like Andy. Dulin is running unopposed for the District 6 seat on the Charlotte City Council. But ...

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