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A first birthday

Abraham and his brother, James, found their way from a Sierra Leone orphanage to their new family outside Charlotte, North Carolina, and have been wide-eyed with wonder ever since. But 12-year-old Abraham says his first birthday in America means much more. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports.
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McGowens signs two-way deal with Hornets

Former Nebraska guard Bryce McGowens officially signed a two-way contract with the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday afternoon, the team announced. McGowens heard his name called in the second round of the NBA Draft, being picked by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 40th overall pick. McGowens, who was in New York for the NBA Draft, posed at the podium wearing a Minnesota Timberwolves hat, but after being selected, McGowens was immediately traded to the Charlotte Hornets.
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Culinary event in Charlotte to showcase all-start lineup of Black NC chefs

CHARLOTTE — BayHaven Restaurant Group will bring together an all-star lineup of Black North Carolina chefs for a collaborative dinner at Leah & Louise in Charlotte. Husband-and-wife team Greg and Subrina Collier — also behind the acclaimed Leah & Louise restaurant at Camp North End — will host the event at 6:30 p.m. on July 18. Reservations are capped at 50 people.
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5 players the Panthers can’t risk sneaking onto practice squad in 2022

Which players should the Carolina Panthers avoid trying to sneak onto their practice squad ahead of the 2022 season?. It won’t be long before the Carolina Panthers are in Spartanburg for training camp. The most period of preparation ahead of what promises to be a fascinating 2022 campaign for everyone associated with the franchise.
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Is unleaded 88 fuel safe to use in your vehicle?

RALEIGH, N.C. — You may have seen ads that Sheetz is offering discount gas this weekend. Before you fill up, WRAL took a deeper look at what you need to know about this deal, to avoid damaging your engine. There are dozens of Sheetz across North Carolina and this...
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How does Carolina Panthers roster stack up against NFL’s best in 2022?

How does the Carolina Panthers roster stack up against the NFL’s best ahead of what is sure to be another eventful 2022 season?. Even the brightest optimist would have difficulty explaining why they think the Carolina Panthers can push for the playoffs in 2022. It’s been a series of underachieving campaigns since their iconic run to the Super Bowl in 2015, with team owner David Tepper failing to enjoy a winning season since buying the franchise for a record sum at the time.
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Restaurant Bites: What’s new and coming soon near you

CHARLOTTE — South End remains at the epicenter of Charlotte’s growing food scene. In the coming month, that neighborhood south of uptown is expected to add The Co-Op Frosé and Eatery, which will serve up frosé and gourmet sandwiches, and the first Charlotte taproom for Asheville brewery Hi-Wire Brewing. Another Asheville brewery, Bhramari Brewing Co., also has tapped South End for a new location.
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