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'Thin' is still thick enough ...

When I got the news from my dermatologist, my mind instantly flashed back to my days as a lifeguard and pool manager in Omaha. Those were the days of baby oil and lemon juice as sun accelerators. 737 more words

Writing To Adult Children

Gaston's Sleepout for the Homeless sets stage for homeless count

The Charlotte Observer
Gaston/Catawba News
Sunday, January 12, 2015

Imagine sleeping outside on a cold winter’s night with minimal material comforts.

The United Way of Gaston County urges residents, organizations and business owners to experience sleeping in the same conditions as a homeless person to raise awareness of homelessness in Gaston County. 646 more words

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US weighs criminal charges for against former CIA Director Petraeus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is weighing bringing criminal charges against former CIA Director David Petraeus over the handling of classified information, a U.S. official said Friday night. 430 more words

National / World

Math program offers variety of methods

The Charlotte Observer
City News
Saturday, January 3, 2015

Seventh-graders at McClintock Middle School gather at work stations in Teach to One math classrooms.

Divided by wooden storage shelves, students review math taught by teachers, through online instruction and with each other. 641 more words

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GenerationNation gets young people involved

Deirdre Jonese Austin, a 17-year-old Independence High School senior, said that before joining GenerationNation, she hadn’t given much thought whether her voice mattered.

“Now I know it does,” she said. 726 more words

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Panthers' Newton suffers back fractures in crash

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered fractures to his lower back in a two-car crash Tuesday and will spend the night in the hospital, a team spokesman said Tuesday. 684 more words


Panthers' Cam Newton taken to hospital after crash

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was taken to a hospital Tuesday after being involved in a two-vehicle crash not far from the team’s stadium in Charlotte. 519 more words