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He stands corrected (access required)

When Steve Kerrigan was named the CEO of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, which will be held in Charlotte, he was no stranger to conventions. After all, Kerrigan, a former aide to U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, led the host committee ...

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Booty bling (access required)

Once again, Donald Haack Diamonds & Fine Gems has been chosen to design a piece of jewelry to raise money for 24 Hours of Booty, a charity event that to us sounds a bit like the name of an adult ...

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Car talk (access required)

This month, the NASCAR Hall of Fame inducted its 2012 class: drivers Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Richie Evans and Glen Wood and crew chief Dale Inman. The announcement inspired Bill Center, a staff writer with the San Diego Union-Tribune, to write a column ...

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Rev Perdue (access required)

From the Department of We Just Couldn’t Pass This One Up: Beverly Perdue was late showing up to sign a bill declaring stock car racing the official state sport. Of course, we in the media are accustomed to elected officials ...

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You can’t please everybody (access required)

The office of Mecklenburg County’s tax collector is taking a long, hard look at whether it should shorten the form that people have to fill out when applying for a business license. About a month ago, the office switched from ...

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Wait. Kids still play? (access required)

Kids tagging along with their parents to the Mecklenburg County Child Support Enforcement office will have new furniture to help them pass the time there thanks to Ikea, Meckcetera has learned. The Swedish discount furniture retailer’s Charlotte store is providing ...

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Blog bashing (access required)

How good are Charlotte’s local news blogs? Well, according to a Federal Communications Commission report, they kinda suck. The study, release June 10 and titled “Less of the Same: The Lack of Local News on the Internet,” examined local online ...

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