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Lincicome jumps to 15th in Rolex rankingsCharlotte ObserverThe Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views. ...and more »
Carolinas HealthCare System, County Relations Heat Up Over Proposed ...Becker's Hospital ReviewNorth Carolina's Mecklenburg County will stop payments to Charlotte, NC-based Carolinas HealthCare System until the system provides more information about its request to build a new psychiatric hospital, according to a Charlotte Observer report. ...Truce sought in CHS fight with countyCharlotte Observerall 2 news articles »
facility denies state claim that it 'threatens' residents' welfareCharlotte ObserverJeff Siner - firstname.lastname@example.org New investors have promised to spruce up the building and the reputation of Charlottetown Manor. Bob Weeks, its new executive director, says previous problems have been "eradicated. ...Charlotte home for disabled denies that it threatens the welfare of its clientsThe Republicall 23 news articles »
A mean season for Carolinas shrimpersCharlotte ObserverPHOTOS BY T. Ortega Gaines - email@example.com Bill Ryan hears requests every day for shrimp from the Carolinas. Instead, he's having to substitute shrimp from Florida in the refrigerator case of his Clean Catch Fish Market on Selwyn Avenue ...Fisheries experts say white shrimp population down in Carolinas this spring ...The Republicall 25 news articles »
Charlotte ObserverEnjoying the night sky -- indoorsCharlotte Observer(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking ...and more »
Kyle Busch and 65-year-old car owner Richard Childress were involved in a physical confrontation after Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway. NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp confirmed they are looking into it. Childress approached Busch and struck him with his fist in the garage area after the race, according to the Charlotte Observer. The fight was broken up and insults were exchanged before Childress put Busch in a headlock and hit him again, the newspaper said. Busch finished sixth, a spot behind Richard Childress Racing driver Joey Coulter after the two had a spirited late battle for position. Busch drove up beside Coulter's truck following the race and tapped it. When asked what happened between the two, Coulter joked that, according to the spotters, Busch was just congratulating him. Bill Janitz, a spokesman for Busch, told The Associated Press in an email that "there won't be any comment tonight." A phone message left for Richard Childress Racing seeking comment was not immediately returned. RCR driver Clint Bowyer won the Trucks event to snap Busch's three-race winning streak
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CRVA remains upbeat as NASCAR Hall marks a yearNews & ObserverThe Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority stressed the positives about the city-owned hall at its monthly meeting, and said the hall has been a boost to the city's hospitality industry. ...and more »
Lexington Herald LeaderJohnson tops Forbes listCharlotte ObserverJeff Siner -firstname.lastname@example.org Dale Earnhardt Jr., answers questions at his Nationwide hauler during a break in practice for the Nationwide race at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., Friday, March 18, 2011. ...Johnson tops Forbes listNews & ObserverCharlotte Motor Speedway installs world's largest HDTVmsnbc.com (blog)Speedway's hi-def TV a def must-seeTMC Netall 24 news articles »
USA TodayWrong to kick imams off flight based on garbCharlotte ObserverImams listen to speeches on the fear of Islam at a national conference in Charlotte last week. JEFF WILLHELM - email@example.com Here's how irrational and absurd it was for an Atlantic Southeast Airlines pilot to, if true, eject from his ...2 other imams forced to miss flightMontreal GazetteTwo more imams forced to miss flight to Islamaphobia conferenceUSA TodayImams' lawyer demands steps by airlineUPI.comBrisbane Timesall 264 news articles »
ChicagoPride.comSame-sex couplescelebrate their vowsCharlotte ObserverSeven area same-sex couples married in Washington, DC, on Sunday and celebrated at a reception Monday in Charlotte. Todd Sumlin - firstname.lastname@example.org 4/4/2011 Myra Diuguid (cq) toasts with other couples and friends at Holy Covenant United ...Seven Charlotte couples wed in D.C.QNotesall 7 news articles »
Search for new coach goes onCharlotte ObserverIn an email from VCU athletics director Norwood Teague to The (Raleigh) News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer, Teague wrote that Smart was offered the NC State job. "Yes, they talked to him and made an offer," Teague wrote of NC State. ...and more »
Kansas City StarWhen he gets the time, Bobcats' Carroll gets the shotsNews & ObserverBy David Scott - email@example.com The Charlotte Bobcats are probably going to need shooting guard Matt Carroll a lot as the regular season winds down over the next eight days. One of the dwindling number of healthy players on the roster, ...Carroll has big day for BobcatsphillyBurbs.com (blog)Tuesday: Bobcats at CavaliersCharlotte Observerall 238 news articles »
Rissanen signs entry-level contractCharlotte ObserverThe Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views. ...and more »
CBC.caShaka Smart is staying at VCUCharlotte ObserverThe Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views. ...Shaka Smart Gets New Deal at VCUBusting BracketsShaka Smart signs new deal to stay with VCUWTKR Your NewsChannel 3On Campus: Shak-er! Smart Staying To Coach VCULost LettermenTheCelebrityCafe.com -ESPN -7Online.comall 437 news articles »
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Queens U Boosts Nursing Requirements After WarningWNCTBy AP Writer | (AP) CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) Queens University of Charlotte has increased its requirement for its associate-degree nursing program after being warned by state officials about the low passing rate of its students. The Charlotte Observer ...Pass rate low for Queens' nursing gradsCharlotte Observerall 18 news articles »
Police investigating double homicide on North TryonCharlotte ObserverDAVIE HINSHAW firstname.lastname@example.org 03/21/11 Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating a car crash that happened early Monday in which they found two passengers dead with gunshot wounds at North Tryon and 24th streets about 2:30 am Police ...and more »
Charlotte ObserverCity heard the howls over noise ordinanceCharlotte ObserverTodd Sumlin - email@example.com The City Council Community Safety Committee will meet at 3 pm today in Room 267 of the Government Center and hear comments on proposed changes to the noise ordinance and the passenger vehicle for hire ...New noise ordinance proposal would target chronic offendersWCNC (subscription)all 10 news articles »
Charlotte Observer reporter Cleve Wootson Jr.
Melissa Leo (born September 14, 1960), is an American actress. After appearing on several television shows and films in the late 80's, her breakthrough role came in 1993 as Det. Sgt. Kay Howard on the television series Homicide: Life on the Street for the show's first five seasons from 1993--1997. Having previously been a regular on All My Children and The Young Riders, her breakthrough film role was in the 2003 film, 21 Grams. Following several films, Leo received critical acclaim in the 2009 film, Frozen River earning several awards and nomination, including a Oscar nomination for Best Actress. Lawrence Toppman of The Charlotte Observer hailed her as "one of America's most underrated character actresses" In 2011, Leo earned several awards received for her role as Alice Ward in the critically acclaimed film, The Fighter. For this role Leo won the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Leo currently appears on the television series Treme.
View of the Charlotte Observer Building while we were driving in Uptown Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Observer columnist Tommy Tomlinson gives an overview of his writing workshops at Queens University of Charlotte. Learn more by visiting bit.ly
Charlotte Observer columnist Tommy Tomlinson talks about the touchstones of writing and how writers from all backgrounds can benefit from his class at Queens University of Charlotte. bit.ly
(Charlotte Observer) A thousand people are lined up at the Billy Graham Library for a 1 pm book-signing appearance by former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura, with the earliest arriving at 4 am Officials opened the entrance gate two hours early Monday morning, after dozens of people arrived early. By 7 am, cars were backed onto the Billy Graham Parkway. That's when library officials opened the gates, which normally don't open until 9 am Only 1000 people will get to see the Bushes today. They came to the library Saturday and got wristbands so they can attend the book-signing, scheduled for 1 pm today. Both the former president and his wife have written books recently. In order to get the wristband, people also had to buy the Bushes' books. The supply of wristbands ran out quickly Saturday, according to Billy Graham Library officials. Richard Shores, 52, a pastor from Shelby, got in line at 5 am "It's a once-in-a-lifetime thing. You don't always get to meet a former president, and he was a good one. Wish we had him today," Shores said. The library will be closed to the public today until the Bushes' book-signing event ends. It will reopen late this afternoon for the evening Christmas celebration, which takes place nightly until Christmas. The Rev. Billy Graham is expected to meet with the Bushes today, but he will not appear in public.
(Charlotte Observer) Charlotte 49ers basketball coach Alan Major hopes his team's game at 8 tonight against seventh-ranked Tennessee at Time Warner Cable Arena draws the attention of more than just his school's student body. "This venue is very unique," Major said of playing in the Charlotte Bobcats' NBA building. "It maybe attracts a different crowd for us - an uptown crowd, a post-work crowd, a Friday-night crowd." Playing a team from one of the NCAA's so-called "power" conferences is nothing new for the Atlantic 10's 49ers (4-6), nor is going against a top-10 team, which Charlotte has done with a degree of success over the years. But the chance to face the SEC's Tennessee (7-1) and charismatic coach Bruce Pearl at the uptown arena gives the 49ers a shot at proving themselves against a worthy measuring stick. "These games can serve you because if you want to be as good as we'd like to be, they're a great way to see where you're at," said Major. Tennessee is one of three games Charlotte is playing this season against teams from high-major conferences. The 49ers lost 83-70 at the Pac 10's Oregon State on Nov. 24 and play at the ACC's Georgia Tech on Jan. 2. All three games are part of home-and-home series - Charlotte played at Tennessee and was host to Georgia Tech (at Halton Arena) last season and will play Oregon State next season on campus. The 49ers have been fortunate to schedule those kinds of series (they've also recently completed home-and-homes with Mississippi ...
Team captain Brian Uriah Baltimore finished a brilliant high school career rushing for 5021 yards and 50 TD over four years. Finished two season in a row as one of the top 10 rushing running back in the state of NC according to Max Preps, was the number one rusher in 3A South Piedmont Conference with 1931 and 19 TD in his Senior season. Picked as one of the top 22 players in the Wsoc Tv 9 viewing area, Better known as the "Big 22," Voted once Wsoc Tv "Grid Iron Great" award were he rushed for 355 yards and three touchdowns in a single game. Voted three times Charlotte Observer "Player of the Week." Made South Piedmont all Conference team Junior and Senior year, was SPC Offensive "Player of the Year" his senior season. Made all Cabarrus County team and was Cabarrus County "Player of the Year" this past season. Also voted All Charlotte Observer third team RB.
Charlotte Observer columnist Tommy Tomlinson talks about good storytelling in this clip from his "Writing in 3-D" class at Queens. Learn more about his upcoming writing workshops: bit.ly
Charlotte Observer columnist Tommy Tomlinson gives students tips on getting their work published in this clip from his "Writing in 3-D" class at Queens. Learn more about his upcoming writing workshops: bit.ly
Rick Rothacker, banking reporter for The Charlotte Observer, discusses some of the more interesting stories included in his book "Banktown." Rothacker offered these comments during an interview for Carolina Journal Radio (CarolinaJournalRadio.com) Program No. 395. Video courtesy of CarolinaJournal.tv.
Written and performed by Clete Trexler as tribute to Zahra Baker.
The Hickory Ridge High School Ragin' Bulls Team Captain LB/DE/TE/P/ST Dillon Burdette led the defense with 122 tackles, 34 tackles for a loss, 26 QB knockdowns, 7 QB hurries, 7 forced fumbles, 4 sacks, 4 pass break ups, 2 fumble recoveries, and 12 punts inside the 20 yard line. In the preseason, Dillon was the only defensive player named by The Charlotte Observer to the top 5 players in the 3A South Piedmont Conference. Other 2010 honors include: Channel 3 WBTV Football Friday Night/Parks Chevrolet "Big Dog of the Week" week 1; Charlotte Observer "Friday Night Star" week1; Charlotte Observer "Player of the Week" week 2; Scout.com "Star of the South" weeks 2 & 12; NCpreps.com "Friday Night Gridiron Star" weeks 1,2,3,4, 7, 9, 11, 12, &13; "Sonic Scholar Athlete of the Week" week 7; and the Bronko Nagurski "Student Athlete of the Year" finalist. Rivals.com rates Dillon the #5 weak side defensive end in the state of North Carolina. Dillon finished the 2010 football season as MaxPreps #1 DE tackle leader in the state of North Carolina. He also made All-Conference, as well as, All-Cabarrus County.
Ron Green Jr., golf writer with the Charlotte Observer, visited Pinehurst in September to review the restoration. Here he says it exceeds his expectations and will be at the top of any listing of great courses in the world.
LCpl McCloud pulled my wife over for a tinted license plate cover, claims to smell alcohol (there was none to smell), arrests wife because she couldn't pass sobriety test due to degenerating disk in neck causing multiple problems for her, have MRI's to prove it. She blows zero on the breathalyzer. Car was towed, cost $185.00 to get it back.
Woody and Wilcox from 106.5 The End sharing a headline from the Charlotte Observer from Tuesday September 7, 2010. "Do You SpanK?"
All Access Music GroupFormer Station Owner's Fraud Conviction VacatedAll Access Music Group... KEVIN GEDDINGS has been exonerated by the same judge who convicted him of fraud and imprisoned him over three years ago, reports the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. ...Kevin Geddings is exonerated and out of jail, but has lost his radio stationsRadio-Info.comall 3 news articles »
Kansas City StarPanthers starting to get a return on their investmentCharlotte ObserverDAVID T. FOSTER III - firstname.lastname@example.org Panthers running back Mike Goodson returns a kickoff for a 91-yard touchdown Saturday. ...Panthers' defense a preseason smash hitCharlotte ObserverGoodson turning heads in Panthers return gameFootball News NowOffense at a premium like old timesCharlotte ObserverCharlotte Observer -Charlotte Observer -Charlotte Observerall 624 news articles »
The News Chronicle (blog)Help from Bobcats, Jordan a welcome boost for schoolsNews & ObserverSTORY ON 1C PHILLIP HOFFMAN - email@example.com By Ron Green Jr. - firstname.lastname@example.org At Ridge Road Middle School, ...Michael Jordan Donates $250000 to Save a Middle School Sports ProgramApex News Network (blog)Pay to Play? Not If Michael Jordan Has Anything To Do With ItTonicCMS budget cuts leave chess clubs down and outCharlotte ObserverThe Associated Pressall 218 news articles »
Fed to BofA's Lewis: “Stop Jerking Us Around”Wall Street Journal (blog)In his forthcoming book, “Banktown: The Rise and Struggles of Charlotte's Big Banks,'' Charlotte Observer reporter Rick Rothacker ...and more »
Two boys. One roof. One left in school.Charlotte ObserverDAVID T. FOSTER III - email@example.com Mary Boyd, center, did whatever it took to keep her grandson, Danquirs, left, from making the same ...and more »
Charlotte Observer Marathon run in Charlotte, NC on January 10, 1998. Runners shown here include Dean, Amy, Chuck, Michael, Ron, and first time marathoners Ronnie, Sheila, and Tammy. Also featured are 10K runners John, Rae, and Josh as well as Scott in a pacer role. Camera work (occasionally shaky enough to be entertaining) by Dwight and Greg. This is Part 2 of 2 videos..
Charlotte Observer Marathon run in Charlotte, NC on January 10, 1998. Runners shown here include Dean, Amy, Chuck, Michael, Ron, and first time marathoners Ronnie, Sheila, and Tammy. Also featured are 10K runners John, Rae, and Josh as well as Scott in a pacer role. Camera work (occasionally shaky enough to be entertaining) by Dwight and Greg. This is Part 1 of 2 videos..
www.thehillshavethighs.com Bigfoot sighting North Carolina NC Big Foot Redneck Faction News Finds Miss Eunice Galloway of Cleveland County, North Carolina called police after encountering Bigfoot outside her mountain home. Apparently, this particular Bigfoot was 10-feet-tall, had "beautiful (blonde) hair," and six fingers on each hand. Galloway told the Charlotte Observer that he "rough-talked her" and scared her off. Bigfoot sighting North Carolina NC Big Foot Redneck Faction News Finds
Republican Congressional candidate William "Bill" Randall trying to distance himself from his earlier suggestion that the federal government and BP colluded to intentionally cause the Gulf spill oil, even as he simultaneously stands by what he said. Randall is being questioned by Michael Biesecker, a reporter for The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer. Recorded on June 18, 2010.
Community fights to keep an Historic VW bug on the roof of an old VW repair garage. The property is being currently renovated for a Restaurant called Pinkys West Side Grill. Greg Auten is one of the owners who has won numerous national awards for his cooking. He has been seen on the Food Net Work Dives Dinners and Drive Ins
Interview with Dave Enna, Editor Online Department Charlotte Observer
This is a highlight video of #20 Chris Shaffer during his Junior Year season at Providence High School in Charlotte, NC in 2009. Chris is a Defensive Back. he is 6 feet tall, and he weighs 185 pounds.
Scenes from a Feb. 9, 2010, journalism ethics meeting between Charlotte Observer editors and the newspaper's community publishers. The partnership is funded by a J-Lab grant.
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