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THOR 
to the rescue (access required)

If you missed “Thor” the movie this summer, don’t worry. You can still see THOR in Union County, and by that we mean the Tactical Homeland Operational Response center. THOR is an 80,000-pound, 80-foot-long 18-wheeler that is serving as the ...

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Following 
the money (access required)

Political campaigns are good for the economy. Printers, hotels and restaurants are among those who win big when there’s a hot race. But the midyear campaign finance report of Scott Stone, who’s running against incumbent Anthony Foxx for Charlotte mayor, ...

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Crime pays (access required)

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has learned that it is one of seven law enforcement agencies that will share a $2 million cash seizure resulting from a three-month investigation led by federal agents into marijuana trafficking in the Mecklenburg County region. ...

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Hut 2, 3 or 4? (access required)

In the 1940s, the U.S. Navy became huge fans of the simple, unassuming Quonset hut — a semicircular building that was usually made of corrugated metal, portable and suited to a variety of environments. But are the venerable prefabricated structures ...

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Wait 
management (access required)

Tired of dealing with the crowds at the emergency room? Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, S.C., had people like you in mind when they thought of this. Through InQuickER, a company based in Nashville, Tenn., PMC patients can pick ...

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