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On Sunday, Fort Mill-based cupcake bakery Cupcrazed took home the top prize on Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” TV show. Heather McDonnell, owner of Cupcrazed, which is in Baxter Village, is now $10,000 richer, even though one of her creations could ...

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All work and 
no play … (access required)

Here’s an omission that’s sure to upset Charlotte boosters. Kaboom, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that helps communities build playgrounds, has released its annual “Playful City USA” list. The listing recognizes cities and towns that “make play a priority and use ...

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Peeved planner (access required)

Can landscape architects also refer to themselves as planners? If they do, they might incur the scorn of some practitioners of the planning profession. On Wednesday, in a posting to the University of North Carolina School of Government’s planning listserv, ...

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(No) Pillow talk (access required)

On Thursday afternoon, Megan Pillow Davis, spokeswoman for the town of Davidson, sent the media a cryptic email. “Join us tomorrow at Roosevelt Wilson Park for some great news,” Megan’s email read in part. “The Town of Davidson invites all ...

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Bible bashing (access required)

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill religious studies professor has a new book that claims the New Testament of the Bible is riddled with forgeries and lies. Bart Ehrman’s “Forged: Writing in the Name of God: Why the ...

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Zillow zingers (access required)

Last week, The Mecklenburg Times published a story about how Charlotte-area real estate agents see all kinds of problems with the popular real estate data site Zillow. Some agents told us that Zillow often assigns the same value to two neighboring ...

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Logo LOLing (access required)

This week, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz unveiled the logo for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, which will be held in Charlotte. It made sense to roll it out this week, the same week in which Democrats kicked ...

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