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Blog Post Archive

CMS' new list of high-poverty FOCUS schools

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has for years targeted some of its poorest schools to receive extra resources to help their students overcome their disadvantages. Periodically, CMS reshuffles the list of so-called FOCUS schools. (It stands for Finding Opportunities: Creating Unparalleled Success). Show More Summary

Jones: "I have not and will not consider resigning"

In a new video to employees, Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones says that he looks forward to his continued service with the county and has not considered stepping down.The message -- which you can view by clicking here -- was sent...Show More Summary

Commissioners' statement on Jones, payouts

Mecklenburg County Commissioners spent more than three hours behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss the handling of a $60,000 settlement to former county mental health director Grayce Crockett. Commissioners had questioned whether...Show More Summary

Statement on Crockett's final payment

Mecklenburg County Commission chair JenniferRoberts today released a statement detailing the county's final payment to former Area Mental Health Director Grayce Crockett.It included $31,095 of accrued vacation and sick leave. The county also paid her salary through Jan. Show More Summary

Fed analyst's case study on Wachovia's implosion

This PowerPoint presentation was cited in the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission report issued last week, providing a window into the normally non-public thinking of bank examiners.http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2011/02/03/12/2008-11-

January 29, 1986 - Challenger Disaster | Charlotte Observer Special Section

Every newsroom simultaneously dreads and thrives on the prospect of big breaking news. Across the United States and around the world, news organizations went into high gear on the morning of Wednesday, January 29, 1986 when the Space...Show More Summary

Mecklenburg commissioners talk priorities

Mecklenburg County commissioners on Thursday starting outlining what programs and services should receive top priority as they're planning the 2011-12 budget. Commissioners will vote on their final priorities for the year at a laterShow More Summary

Audit: County mismanaged housing program

Federal auditors have released a report detailing Mecklenburg County's lax oversight of the Shelter Plus Care housing program. The initiative was one of several programs previously managed by troubled nonprofit Mecklenburg Open Door,...Show More Summary

Another library departure

One day after Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Director Charles Brown announced his resignation, a published report detailed the departure of a second library executive. According to Library Journal on Thursday, the merger of some library...Show More Summary

Obama's state dinner menu

A Whtie House place setting for the state dinner in honor of China's president, Hu Jintao. (AP photo) The White House released the meat-and-potatoes menu for tonight's state dinner honoring the visiting president of China, Hu Jintao....Show More Summary

Read Obama's remarks in Tucson

Following is a text of President Obama’s prepared address on Wednesday to honor those killed and wounded in a shooting Saturday, as released by the White House. President Barack Obama hugs Mark Kelly, the husband of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Watch the Sarah Palin video that's sparked an outcry

In saying her critics “manufactured a blood libel,” Sarah Palin used a phrase linked to the false accusations made for centuries against Jews, often to malign them as child murderers who coveted the blood of Christian children. Blood...Show More Summary

Obama's statement on Arizona shooting

President Barack Obama's statement about the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., in Tucson today: This morning, in an unspeakable tragedy, a number of Americans were shot in Tucson, Arizona, at a constituent meeting with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Edwards leaves nothing to John in her will

Elizabeth Edwards in 2006. Elizabeth Edwards' final will and testament was released Wednesday on the Web, and it doesn't mention John Edwards' name once. Elizabeth Edwards signed the document, obtained by the TV show "Inside Edition," on Dec. Show More Summary

'Chainsaw massacre role-playing'

On Nov. 3, 2010 a person who used the social networking site where Adam and Elisa Baker met recounted a conversation she had with the Bakers regarding their involvement in a chainsaw massacre role play. The user said the conversation involved the Bakers' virtual family "doing a murder with chainsaws with chainsaws" around Sept. Show More Summary

Former Wal-Mart manager says chain broke laws

Former Wal-Mart manager Sylvester Johnson alleges civil rights and securities law violations by mega retailer. Read the suit, filed today in federal district court in Charlotte. http://media.charlotteobserver.com/static/images/pdf/walmart.pdf

Feds seek CMS assignment info

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has until Jan. 7 to provide federal civil-rights investigators with student-assignment policies and demographic data related to 2011 school closings and other changes, according to a notice sent by the U.S. Show More Summary

Read the SEC accusations

Bank of America Corp. agreed to pay $137 million in restitution for its involvement in a conspiracy to rig bids on 88 municipal bond contracts, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Justice Department said. The Charlotte bank agreed to pay $36 million to settle an SEC case. Show More Summary

Read emails behind Jim Turner's resignation

These emails from earlier this year reveal the cozy relationship between then-chairman of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission David Lott Hardy and top Duke Energy executive Jim Turner, who resigned over the emails today. They are among hundreds between the two that were obtained under public records law by the Indianapolis Star. email one email two

New Zahra Baker documents

In stark detail, court documents released Tuesday disclose new allegations in the death of 10-year-old Zahra Baker, the Hickory girl whose plight appears to be more disturbing than previously revealed. Read the court documents.

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