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Racy novels (access required)

The words “murder mystery” and “NASCAR” are rarely used in the same sentence. But in a new book, author Kathy Reichs joins those two themes in literary matrimony. The book, “Flash and Bones,” made headlines last week as news outlets ...

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The plot thickens (access required)

Getting back to Harlequin, we also came across on the company’s website a bio for one of its writers, AlTonya Washington, who, at least according to the bio, teaches for Central Piedmont Community College. When we went to CPPC’s site ...

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Film Smiths (access required)

Charlotte is no stranger to movie magic. For example, there are these cinematic treasures, all filmed in the area: 2001’s “Shallow Hal,” starring Jack Black, and 1992’s “Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth,” starring some people we’ve never heard of. But ...

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Office temps (access required)

If you’re feeling overwhelmed at the office since they laid off Joe and Sue and now you’ve got to do their work, too, you’re not alone. According to a Menlo Park, Calif.-based Accountemps study released Wednesday, 5 percent of chief ...

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Making inroads (access required)

For Barb Mee, transportation planner for the city of Asheville, the North Carolina Department of Transportation can be a source of stress. Last week, on the North Carolina planner listserv, Mee lamented that the NCDOT doesn’t make it easy to ...

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