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Trick or Treat? | Halloween festivities in the Charlotte area

Here are some fun activities in the Queen City for the spooky holiday weekend. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Halloween is fast approaching, and many families are looking for ways to get out of the house and celebrate. Put the final touches on your Halloween costume and grab your plastic pumpkin bucket — it’s time to trick or treat.…
Entertainment

How to get free admission to 3 of Charlotte's most popular museums

Mint Museum will host the first event on Oct. 27, with its annual Halloween concert and costume contest. The Youth Orchestras of Charlotte will perform a series of Halloween-themed nocturnes and guests are encouraged to dress up in their costumes.  Wednesday Night Live will also include appearances by some of Charlotte’s top comedians for a special Thanksgiving discussion on Nov.…
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Yes, children are less likely to have COVID-19 vaccine side effects

Data from Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine trial on kids aged 5-to-11-years-old found those children experienced less side effects than vaccinated adults. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation showed 34% of parents would vaccinate their 5-to-11-year-old child “right away” once a COVID-19 vaccine was authorized for children of that age group.…
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Boy Scouts raising money for new Mount Holly K9 course

Steven and Bobby Olsen are working on the project as part of their Eagle Scout project. The money they raise will pay for six new hurdles and large boxes that are used to simulate search and rescues. They also plan to buy two K9 trauma kits, which will allow for each of the police department’s K9s to have a kit.…
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Simone Biles flipping into Charlotte for gymnastics tour

The Gold Over America Tour stops in the Queen City Wednesday night. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If you’ve been wondering what Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles has been up to since the Tokyo Olympics, the answer is touring the country. She, alongside some of the best gymnasts of all time, has been performing in the Gold Over America Tour, and Wednesday is time for their Charlotte show.…
Education

'Simply drained': CMS teachers demand more help from district

Since Aug. 1, over 500 teachers have left Charlotte’s schools. Those who stayed say they’re overworked, underpaid and on the verge of breaking. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A group of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teachers rallied outside Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting to say they’re burned out and need more help from the district. …
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Oh deer! Tips to avoid a collision this fall

It’s mating season for deer and time changes contribute to the increases in crashes during fall and winter months. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Deer hunting season is underway in North Carolina but it’s also deer collision season, and the last thing you want is a deer in your headlights. …