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Report: Panthers, Cam Newton discussing contract extension

The Carolina Panthers would like to lock up franchise quarterback Cam Newton to a contract extension, but things could get tricky.

Newton and Panthers’ brass are meeting at the combine to talk about a new deal, according to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer. 142 more words

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One7 provides refuge for those who need help

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City News
Sunday, January 25, 2015

David Garrett never expected to open an after-school program for impoverished and underprivileged children.

Garrett grew up in Tennessee, the son of a judge, but said he spent his teens and early 20s selling drugs and acting recklessly. 748 more words

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Youth group in Charlotte region battles sex trafficking

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City News
Sunday, January 25, 2014

Eleven Charlotte-area teens voluntarily meet at Christ Covenant Church to learn more about domestic-minor sex trafficking and raise awareness to prevent it. 469 more words

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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

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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

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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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