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Amtrak Train Hits, Kills Man; Later Runs Over a Second Man's Body

by Zach Everson. Posted Jan 14th 2014 12:54 PM
An Amtrak train hit and killed a man in Durham, N.C. on Sunday. After a three-hour delay, the train resumed its trip where, in Greensboro, N.C., it ran over the body of a second man, who'd just been hit by a different train.
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Discover Something New at Home in Charlotte

by Jodi Helmer. Posted Dec 17th 2013 11:00 AM
City center sculpture
Charlotte may always be known for big banks and NASCAR but, as celebrities like Claire Danes and Damian Lewis have discovered while filming the Showtime drama Homeland around town, there is more to this Carolina city than cash and cars.

Countless new shops, restaurants and condos have opened up, the UNCC debuted its new football stadium this spring and BB&T Ballpark in Uptown is starting to take shape (the Charlotte Knights will take the field in 2014).

A bit of bad news: The Penguin has filed for Chapter 11 so order fried pickles and PBR while you can!
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8 Thanksgiving Parades, Ranked

by Zach Everson. Posted Nov 28th 2013 08:47 AM
Thanskgiving parade on Broadway, New York, with balloon with animal shapes, illustration by Damblans from french paper 'Le Peler
In terms of Thanksgiving traditions, taking in a parade is right up there with eating turkey, watching football and grimacing as a distant relative drinks too much and drops an off-color joke in front of the kids table.

Here are America's top eight Thanksgiving parades, ranked.
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Possible Bullet Hole Found in US Airways Plane

by Fran Golden. Posted Mar 30th 2011 10:30 AM
us airways bullet hole charlotte

regcir, flickr

A small hole found in a US Airways airplane at the airport in Charlotte, N.C. is being examined by FBI investigators, trying to determine if it was caused by a bullet.
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Small Plane Crashes Into Pickup Truck in North Carolina

by Fran Golden. Posted Mar 4th 2011 01:00 PM
small plane crash truck north carolina


A small plane collided with an old Ford pickup truck at an airport outside of Charlotte, N.C. yesterday, creating quite a scene. No one was injured in the crash.
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