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Charlotte police search neighborhood for shooting suspect

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte police asked residents to avoid a neighborhood in the northwest part of the city early Saturday morning as they worked to search for a shooting suspect. CMPD confirmed in a tweet at 6:46 a.m. that SWAT had descended on part of Kentucky Avenue in the Oakview Terrace neighborhood off of I-85.…
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2 more Regal theaters reopen in the greater Charlotte area

Safe cinema protocol is in place at all locations to ensure proper sanitizing and social distancing. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The return to normal continues with the reopening of more Regal movie theatres throughout the Charlotte area.  With new COVID-19 safety guidelines in place, the theater says the reopening will be a new experience for moviegoers.…
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Wells Fargo starts new program to help moms re-entering the workforce

It can become increasingly difficult for working moms to balance it all, but Charlotte based Wells Fargo is trying to change all that. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nearly 3 million American women have left the workforce over the past year. It can become increasingly difficult for working moms to balance it all, but Charlotte-based Wells Fargo is trying to change all that with their Glide — Relaunch program. …
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New Indy mill in Catawba ordered to course-correct, address odor complaints

South Carolina DHEC issued a nine-page order Friday calling for the mill to outline plans to reduce emissions CATAWBA, S.C. — After nearly three months and more than 17,000 complaints, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reports the New Indy Containerboard mill in Catawba, South Carolina is indeed the source of foul odors nearby residents have complained about.…
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Thieves stealing flowers from Charlotte-area neighborhoods

Homeowners from Gastonia to Southwest Charlotte report flowers being stolen from neighborhood front entrances and people’s yards. GASTONIA, N.C. — Homeowners in the Charlotte region are perplexed by a blooming crime trend involving flowers being stolen from people’s yards. Sandra Doring said she was surprised about the response she received on the Nextdoor app after she posted a photo of flowers missing from the entrance sign to her Gastonia neighborhood.…
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Crews battle house fire in Huntersville

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Fire crews are on the scene of a house fire in Huntersville. Drone video from a viewer shows the home on Cumberland Crest Drive up in smoke. The viewer described hearing a loud boom and then seeing smoke at a neighbor’s home.…
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'This is the worst I've ever seen' | Restaurant owners struggle to hire staff

Restaurant owners say they are ready to reopen full time and with fewer capacity restrictions but they can’t because they don’t have enough staff to fill the jobs. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A federal jobs report showing fewer people went back to work than the White House and many top economists predicted was not surprising to Charlotte restaurant owners who are struggling to fill open positions.…