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  • Californian Kyle Larson, 21, to make NASCAR Cup debut Oct. 12

    Californian Kyle Larson, 21, to make NASCAR Cup debut Oct. 12
    Kyle Larson, the 21-year-old racing prodigy from Elk Grove, Calif., will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut Oct. 12. Larson will drive the No. 51 Chevrolet in the night race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, then also compete in the Oct. 27...
  • North Carolina team's solar house: surprise in the concrete walls

    For Solar Decathlon 2013, we put a virtual microphone in front of some teams and let the competitors explain their home design, in their own words. First up: the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, which like the 19 other teams in the Department of...
  • Fast-rising teenager Sage Karam in the hunt to win Indy Lights Series

    Fast-rising teenager Sage Karam in the hunt to win Indy Lights Series
    If Sage Karam had not won those weekend go-kart races in Charlotte, N.C., as an 8-year-old, he might be getting ready for his final high school football season in Nazareth, Pa. If Karam had not won the Skip Barber School Shootout in Sebring, Fla.,...
  • Power2give raises nearly $90,000 in first 90 days

     Power2give raises nearly $90,000 in first 90 days
    United Arts of Central Florida will announce the results of the first round of its new Power2give online fundraising on Thursday — and the results should make many arts groups happy. In its first 90 days, nearly $90,000 was raised for area...
  • GOP: R.I.P.?

    Some political commentators are dancing on what they believe to be the grave of the Republican Party, claiming that the only way the GOP can have a viable future is for them to behave like Democrats. Last weekend, National Review magazine sponsored a...
  • PASSINGS: Julius Chambers

    Julius Chambers, a tenacious North Carolina civil rights lawyer whose house was bombed and office torched as a result of his advocacy, died Friday. The 76-year-old attorney, whose cases paved the way for public school integration in the Charlotte-...
  • Chuck Foley dies at 82; co-invented Twister party game

    Chuck Foley, whose Twister party game brought shoeless strangers achingly close to one another and made even the most spirited rounds of Scrabble seem comparatively tame, has died. He was 82. The inventor, who held 97 patents, died July 1 in a care...
  • Springtime for Charlotte: 10 reasons to fly there now

    Springtime for Charlotte: 10 reasons to fly there now
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Many a traveler moves through Charlotte; fewer stick around. For some, it's just a busy hub airport, visited occasionally while taking advantage of US Airways' often reasonable fares to other places. We know it as an important...
  • Where arts, NASCAR can co-exist

    Where arts, NASCAR can co-exist
    Editor's note: Last week we profiled Tampa, Fla., in preparation for the Republican National Convention. This week it's Charlotte, N.C., where the Democrats will convene. — "So, where's the best barbecue in town?" It seems like the question to...
  • Making those conventions easier to swallow

    Making those conventions easier to swallow
    The political convention season has just begun and already the kind folks at Garden & Gun magazine are offering two very potent ways to get through the coverage gavel-to-gavel. Yes, we're talking cocktails, people. "Regardless of your political leanings,...
  • Sliding door basics: Switching to glide

    Sliding door basics: Switching to glide
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A sliding door - say, a door of planks hanging from exposed hardware - transforms a room. It's so eye-catching, so unexpected, that it invites closer looks. It brings smiles. There are also practical reasons for choosing sliding doors....