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'There is nothing for them to do' | University City leaders say it's time to create a space for young teens

Darlene Heater, the executive director of University City Partners, said University City Partners is now in the process of brainstorming long-term options. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The University City area of Charlotte announced they’re seeing a lot of growth from businesses to people moving into the area, but as the world opens up from the pandemic they’ve also realized they don’t have much for young teens to do.…
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High tech manufacturing jobs coming to Gastonia

Gaston College announced a partnership with a high-tech manufacturing company building a new headquarters in Gastonia, North Carolina. GASTONIA, N.C. — Dozens of higher-than-average paying jobs are coming to Gastonia.  Knoll America in a partnership with Gaston Community College announced that Knoll’s new American Headquarters will be located in Gaston County, just a few minutes drive from campus. …
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CMPD searching for suspect after person shot and killed at Charlotte lounge

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One person was shot and killed at Mooney’s Lounge early Saturday morning, according to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. The department said the victim, 34-year-old Horace Mccorey, was shot at the lounge around 4 a.m. then drove to a fire station along West 28th Street near Graham Street where firefighters immediately began treating his injuries.…
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Dragon helps put out fire: Charlotte Knights mascot seen helping put out uptown Charlotte fire

This time, the dragon helped extinguish a fire. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Knights mascot Homer the Dragon flipped the script Tuesday: he helped put out a fire.  When a small brush fire broke out in a flower bed near Truist Field and Romare Bearden Park, the Charlotte Fire Department said, “Homer was in the neighborhood and assisted Charlotte Fire Engine 4 with putting the fire out.”…
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Gaston County leaders confront homelessness crisis

Gaston County Commissioners voted Tuesday to create an intergovernmental agency task force on homelessness. GASTONIA, N.C. — Gaston County commissioners met Tuesday and voted unanimously to create a homelessness task force. The task force will review how many people are homeless, what barriers people face seeking help, and review potential solutions.…
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Several coyote attacks recently reported in the Carolinas

The attacks happened in Greensboro but several Charlotte-area neighborhoods report recently spotting coyotes too. NORTH CAROLINA, USA — The start of spring signals the middle of the mating season for coyotes. They’ve recently been spotted all across the Carolinas from Greensboro and Charlotte to Fort Mill.…