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Commute kings (access required)

While we’re on the subject of commuting: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir metropolitan statistical area ranks second for the number of people going to and from work via car, van or truck. In first place: Mobile, Ala. ...

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Clearing the air (access required)

Just how bad is the ozone problem around here? Bad enough that our region had at least 17 days so far this summer that exceeded federal health standards, Mecklenburg County Air Quality says, unless they’re just blowing a lot of ...

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break (access required)

Those who have felt mistreated by the judicial system might have entertained a fantasy that the courthouse would just go up in flames. Those who have had such feelings of rage about the Cabarrus County Courthouse might take comfort in ...

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Sounds tempting (access required)

Apparently, there’s a trend sweeping through the fast-food industry, complete with limited-time-only warnings. We’re talking about fried bologna biscuits. Like McDonald’s does with its McRib, Hardee’s is bringing back its fried bologna biscuit. It appears that the company first offered ...

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Limbaugh weighs in (access required)

Why is the Charlotte Area Transit System contemplating moving its transit center in uptown? If you ask conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, there’s a political motive and it has to do with the 2012 Democratic National Convention. His ...

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Still relaxed, Bebida? (access required)

We’re wondering what stress levels are like these days at Statesville-based Bebida Beverage Co., maker of relaxation drink Koma Unwind. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to crack down on relaxation foods and drinks that contain melatonin, an ingredient ...

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