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NC Judge Stops Deportation After Woman Gives Birth

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A judge in Charlotte has canceled the deportation of a woman to Mexico after she gave birth. Isaide Serrano had come to the United States illegally in 1991. Serrano was stopped […]

CBS Charlotte–11/30/2012

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Record Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $550 Million

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBS Charlotte) — The Powerball lottery game is a favorite amongst many Charlotte residents — many of whom purchase Powerball tickets every Wednesday and Saturday evening. The minimum advertised jackpot is $40 million, […]

CBS Charlotte–11/28/2012

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Charlotte To Host Republican National Committee

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte hosted the Democratic National Convention earlier this year. Next year, Charlotte will host the Republican National Committee. The party’s winter meeting in January won’t bring nearly as many people to […]

CBS Charlotte–11/28/2012

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Duke Energy Taps Shuler As Washington Lobbyist

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Retiring U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler is staying in Washington, but he will have a new job as a lobbyist for the country’s largest electric company. Shuler said Monday he’ll work on […]

CBS Charlotte–11/27/2012

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Thunder Dominate First Half, Rout Bobcats 114-69

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook tipped away a pass, got into the open court all by himself and then braced for a big take-off and a signature throwdown dunk. Instead, he meekly flipped the […]

CBS Charlotte–11/27/2012

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Man Shot To Death In East Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP/CBS Charlotte) — Police officers from the Hickory Grove Division responded to a report of an assault Saturday night in East Charlotte. When they arrived, they found 38-year-old Willie Thomas Byars Jr. dead […]

CBS Charlotte–11/26/2012

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Flight Enroute To Charlotte Diverted After Reportedly Striking Bird

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBS Charlotte) — Earlier today, U.S. Airways Flight 3284 originally scheduled to land in Charlotte from Key West, was forced to make an emergency landing at Ft. Myers Airport in Florida. According to […]

CBS Charlotte–11/23/2012

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Cam Newton Gets Plenty Of Exposure During Thanksgivings Games

If there is one area that Cam Newton has been able to excel this year, it is in the world of Madison Avenue. Not only does the 23-year-old quarterback have his own line of clothing, but he has also been plastered all over the airwaves in a series of commercials––one for the NFL that will have you in stitches.


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County Commissioners May Grant Refunds On 2011 Tax Revaluation

CHARLOTTE, NC — For some time now, Mecklenburg homeowners have voiced their disapproval over the 2011 Property Tax Revaluation. Many residents have struggled to pay the higher taxes, and hundreds have questioned whether the tax […]

CBS Charlotte–11/21/2012

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Charlotte Residents Gather For Colorful Run

This past Saturday, hundreds of Charlotte residents braved the frigid temperature (some wearing short sleeve shirts and shorts,) and flocked to Charlotte Motor Speedway — to participate in The Color Run of 2012. The event is […]

CBS Charlotte–11/20/2012