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Spooky spaces (access required)

William Jacocks was known as cheerful, mischievous and dapper gentleman who had a distinguished career with the International Health Division of the Rockefeller Foundation. Jacocks has been dead since 1965, but the folks at Carolina Inn, the Chapel Hill property ...

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Sweet 
success (access required)

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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