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  • Some of Spurrier’s former players share criticisms of the HBC in the NFLSome of Spurrier’s former players share criticisms of the HBC in the NFL

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  • Sudden power outage creates 'nightmare' at Atlanta airportSudden power outage creates 'nightmare' at Atlanta airport

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  • Flames threaten coastal communities as firefighters mournFlames threaten coastal communities as firefighters mourn

    Thousands of firefighters tried Sunday to shield coastal communities from one of the biggest wildfires in California history while a funeral procession rolled past burn-scarred hillsides in honor of one … Click to Continue »

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  • Putin thanks Trump for CIA tip he says stopped bomb plotPutin thanks Trump for CIA tip he says stopped bomb plot

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    CharlotteObserver.com / 27 min. ago
  • Aaron Rodgers got the pregame hype. Here’s how Panthers QB Cam Newton got the win.Aaron Rodgers got the pregame hype. Here’s how Panthers QB Cam Newton got the win.

    While the Return of Aaron Rodgers was marred by a three-interception day for the Green Bay Packers quarterback, his counterpart on the other sideline was having a much better day. … Click to Continue »

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  • Will city’s ‘hard tether’ keep Panthers in Charlotte? Not necessarily.Will city’s ‘hard tether’ keep Panthers in Charlotte? Not necessarily.

    If a new owner wants to move the Panthers from Charlotte, how much protection does the city have to keep the NFL team? The answer is only a little, and … Click to Continue »

    CharlotteObserver.com / 46 min. ago
  • Jerry Richardson To Sell Carolina Panthers Amid Misconduct Probe - Patch.comJerry Richardson To Sell Carolina Panthers Amid Misconduct Probe - Patch.com

    Patch.comJerry Richardson To Sell Carolina Panthers Amid Misconduct ProbePatch.comJerry Richardson To Sell Carolina Panthers Amid Misconduct Probe. CHARLOTTE, NC — Jerry Richardson says he will put the Carolina Panthers football team up for sale at the end of this season following a report that at least four former team workers ...Panthers owner to sell team amid misconduct allegationsReutersFacing misconduct investigation, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson selling NFL teamSalt Lake TribuneFacing misconduct investigation, Panthers owner selling teamGazetteNETWBTV -fox4kc.comall 202 news articles »

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  • Carolina Panthers to be sold at end of 2017 seasonCarolina Panthers to be sold at end of 2017 season

    The Carolina Panthers will be sold at the end of the 2017 season, owner and founder Jerry Richardson said Sunday in a statement posted on the team website. His ownership group paid $206 million in 1993 for the expansion team and Forbes estimated in September it is now worth $2.3 billion. “I believe that it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership,” Richardson said in his statement issued Sunday evening. “Therefore, I will put the team up for sale at the conclusion of this NFL season.…

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  • Jerry Richardson’s shocking decision to sell Panthers clouds NFL investigationJerry Richardson’s shocking decision to sell Panthers clouds NFL investigation

    In an absolute bombshell of an announcement, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson released a statement through the team on Sunday night that said he will put the team up for … Click to Continue »

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  • Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson to put team up for saleCarolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson to put team up for sale

    Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced Sunday that he will put the franchise up for sale at the end of this season.

    WBTV / 2 h. 13 min. ago
  • Flights canceled, delayed in Charlotte after Atlanta airport power outageFlights canceled, delayed in Charlotte after Atlanta airport power outage

    Airports across the country have been affected by the power outage, as Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta is the world's busiest airport.

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  • Panthers Cam Newton: sometimes it pays to have little cheeks and Greg Olsen in the huddlePanthers Cam Newton: sometimes it pays to have little cheeks and Greg Olsen in the huddle

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton talks about wide receiver Damiere Byrd's touchdown pass reception that initially was waved off and tight end Greg Olsen's reaction in the huddle following the teams 31-24 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, December 17, 2017. … Click to Continue »

    CharlotteObserver.com / 2 h. 54 min. ago
  • Neighbor shoots and kills dog that attacked 6-year-old boy in North Carolina neighborhood - myfox8.comNeighbor shoots and kills dog that attacked 6-year-old boy in North Carolina neighborhood - myfox8.com

    FOX 46 CharlotteNeighbor shoots and kills dog that attacked 6-year-old boy in North Carolina neighborhoodmyfox8.comCHARLOTTE, N.C. – A 6-year-old boy was injured Saturday afternoon when he was attacked by a dog in northwest Charlotte, according to WSOC. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the boy was playing outside at about 4:30 p.m. on Anastasia Court when a ...Neighbor shoots, kills dog after attacking 6-year-old in northwest CharlotteFOX 46 Charlotteall 4 news articles »

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  • One injured after two-vehicle crash in northwest CharlotteOne injured after two-vehicle crash in northwest Charlotte

    One person was taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash in northwest Charlotte Sunday evening.

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  • Carolina Panthers pick off Packers’ Aaron Rodgers early and often for 10th winCarolina Panthers pick off Packers’ Aaron Rodgers early and often for 10th win

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    CharlotteObserver.com / 5 h. 46 min. ago
  • John McCain returns home to AZ; will miss vote on tax billJohn McCain returns home to AZ; will miss vote on tax bill

    McCain had been hospitalized due to complications from treatment for brain cancer.

    WBTV / 6 h. 6 min. ago
  • Panthers 31, Packers 24, final; playoff hopes on life support after 3 Rodgers interceptions - WTMJ-TV (press release) (blog)Panthers 31, Packers 24, final; playoff hopes on life support after 3 Rodgers interceptions - WTMJ-TV (press release) (blog)

    WTMJ-TV (press release) (blog)Panthers 31, Packers 24, final; playoff hopes on life support after 3 Rodgers interceptionsWTMJ-TV (press release) (blog)CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 17: Kawann Short #99 of the Carolina Panthers tackles Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers in the second quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 17, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by ...Packers fall to Panthers 31-24 as Aaron Rodgers returns vs. Carolinafox6now.comRodgers set to return for crucial game against PanthersFOXSports.comall 556 news articles »

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  • Only one way for Panthers to remove stain of bombshell report on Jerry RichardsonOnly one way for Panthers to remove stain of bombshell report on Jerry Richardson

    What I believe was the beginning of the end of Jerry Richardson’s tenure as the owner of the Carolina Panthers came just before the Green Bay-Carolina kickoff Sunday. That’s when … Click to Continue »

    CharlotteObserver.com / 7 h. 5 min. ago
  • Panthers made pacts with 4 workers over inappropriate Richardson conduct, report saysPanthers made pacts with 4 workers over inappropriate Richardson conduct, report says

    Sports Illustrated reported Sunday that at least four former Carolina Panthers employees have received “significant” monetary settlements as a result of inappropriate workplace comments and conduct by owner Jerry Richardson. 

    WBTV / 8 h. 42 min. ago
  • One person dead in mobile home fire in Catawba Co.One person dead in mobile home fire in Catawba Co.

    One person died in a fire in Catawba County Sunday morning.  The fire occurred in a mobile home in the 4400 block of Rock Barn Road around 10 a.m. The victim, 25, was transported with injuries and later died.  

    WBTV / 8 h. 52 min. ago
  • ATL mayor speaks about fire that caused airport power outage, response timeATL mayor speaks about fire that caused airport power outage, response time

    All air traffic was stopped, and passengers on the tarmac were removed from planes through portable staircases.

    WBTV / 9 h. 11 min. ago
  • Richardson To Sell Panthers; Sports Illustrated Reports Misconduct AllegationsRichardson To Sell Panthers; Sports Illustrated Reports Misconduct Allegations

    Carolina Panthers owners Jerry Richardson is selling the team. Richardson, the team's only owner in its 23 seasons, made the announcement following Sunday's 31-24 win over the Packers - and on the same day that Sports Illustrated reported that at least four ex-employees received “significant monetary settlements,” stemming from inappropriate comments and behavior by Richardson.

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  • Truck crashes into power pole in west CharlotteTruck crashes into power pole in west Charlotte

    A truck crashed into a power pole Sunday afternoon in west Charlotte near a gas station. Officials say the truck crashed into a pole causing another pole to snap on Wilkinson Boulevard. The incident occurred around 12 p.m. near the QuikTrip gas station.

    WBTV / 10 h. 1 min. ago
  • NFL takes over investigation of Panthers owner RichardsonNFL takes over investigation of Panthers owner Richardson

    The NFL is taking over the investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct by Carolina Panthers owner and founder Jerry Richardson. NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy said Sunday the league will

    Big News Network.com / 10 h. 2 min. ago
  • During Panthers game, lots of Jerry Richardson talk on Twitter – and some jokesDuring Panthers game, lots of Jerry Richardson talk on Twitter – and some jokes

    Moments before the Carolina Panthers kicked off in a home game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Sports Illustrated published a story detailing sexual and racial workplace misconduct by Panthers … Click to Continue »

    CharlotteObserver.com / 10 h. 19 min. ago
  • NFL will take over Jerry Richardson investigationNFL will take over Jerry Richardson investigation

    CHARLOTTE, NC (Joseph Persons/ The Charlotte Observer) The NFL will take over the investigation of allegations of workplace misconduct involving Carolina Panthers owner and founder Jerry Richardson, league spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed Sunday. 

    WBTV / 10 h. 57 min. ago
  • Check Out These New Job Openings In The Charlotte Region - Patch - Patch.comCheck Out These New Job Openings In The Charlotte Region - Patch - Patch.com

    Patch.comCheck Out These New Job Openings In The Charlotte Region - PatchPatch.comCHARLOTTE, NC -- Companies across the Charlotte and Lake Norman region are looking for new employees, and Patch and Zip Recruiter have heaps of openings on our searchable jobs board. Here are recent postings for job openings in the Queen City area ...and more »

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  • Volunteers place 1000's of wreaths on markers at National CemeteryVolunteers place 1000's of wreaths on markers at National Cemetery

    On Saturday, more than two thousand live green Christmas wreaths were placed on headstones at the National Cemetery annex on the grounds of the VA Medical Center in Salisbury. 

    WBTV / 14 h. 16 min. ago
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    Big News Network.com / 14 h. 55 min. ago
  • VIDEO: NC clerk with knife fights off thief with golf clubVIDEO: NC clerk with knife fights off thief with golf club

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Officials say more than 30 people have been killed mostly due to landslides set off by a slow-moving storm in the… ...

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  • Novant Health pledges $1.4 million to communitiesNovant Health pledges $1.4 million to communities

    WINSTON-SALEM – Novant Health pledged $1,443,683 to nonprofit community partners and Novant Health regional foundations in 2017 through its team member giving campaign, Giving. Serving. Together. The campaign lasted from Sept. 4 to Oct. 29. The campaign provides an opportunity for Novant Health team members across all Novant Health markets, covering a four-state area, to join together to make a difference where they work and live. “As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the support of our communities in order to advance health care to the next level,” said Kim Henderson, senior vice president of Novant Health foundations and social responsibility. “But how could we ask others to support our mission if we don’t do it ourselves? This team member giving campaign demonstrates to our communities that our mission and our organization matter, and that our team members are invested in the work we do and the work of our community partners.”

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  • Latino community expresses concerns on prayer cardsLatino community expresses concerns on prayer cards

    As parents streamed into the Salvation Army Christmas Bureau this fall to register their children for toys during the holiday season, they were always asked a final question: Do you have a prayer request? And as the weeks passed, the tall tree became covered with hundreds of those prayer cards that bore the worries of Charlotte's low-income population. A majority were written in Spanish.

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  • Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emailsSpecial counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

    Several people familiar with President Donald Trump's transition organization say special counsel Robert Mueller's team gained access to thousands of private emails sent and received by Trump officials before his administration began.

    WBTV / 18 h. 59 min. ago
  • Trail Blazers Send Hornets to Another Home LossTrail Blazers Send Hornets to Another Home Loss

    Result A fourth-quarter rally by the Hornets came up short for the second time in as many nights as they fell to the Portland Trail Blazers, 93-91, on Saturday, Dec. 16 in Charlotte. Nicolas Batum led

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  • The Charlotte Hornets reconnected Saturday with Nic Batum; will that continue?The Charlotte Hornets reconnected Saturday with Nic Batum; will that continue?

    There is no one thing that could salvage the Charlotte Hornets' season right now. However, one thing happened in a 93-91 home loss to the Portland Trail Blazers Saturday that

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  • Kemba Walker said Hornets were ‘right there’ after Friday loss. But are they really?Kemba Walker said Hornets were ‘right there’ after Friday loss. But are they really?

    On the surface, this Charlotte Hornets team's refusal to quit may seem a reason for optimism, and at least it was for acting head coach Stephen Silas after Saturday's 93-91 loss to the Portl

    Big News Network.com / 20 h. 54 min. ago
  • Close but ... Charlotte Hornets blow late-game possessions, lose third in a rowClose but ... Charlotte Hornets blow late-game possessions, lose third in a row

    Charlotte Hornets'; Kemba Walker (15) passes the ball past Portland Trail Blazers'; Shabazz Napier (6) during the first half of Saturday's game at Spectrum Center....

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  • Charlotte attorney shares expertise on legitimacy of investigation into Panther owner Jerry Richardson's workplace conductCharlotte attorney shares expertise on legitimacy of investigation into Panther owner Jerry Richardson's workplace conduct

    Now that the Panthers have announced team owner Jerry Richardson is under investigation by an outside law firm for workplace misconduct, the vague details are leaving fans with a lot of questions.

    WBTV / 22 h. 26 min. ago
  • Trail Blazers hold off HornetsTrail Blazers hold off Hornets

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- CJ McCollum scored 25 points and the Portland Trail Blazers held on for their third straight victory with a 93-91 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night at the Spectrum Ce

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  • A CDC ban on 'fetus' and 'transgender?' Experts alarmedA CDC ban on 'fetus' and 'transgender?' Experts alarmed

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  • ICYMI: UNC-Charlotte Fires Head 49ers Basketball Coach - Patch.comICYMI: UNC-Charlotte Fires Head 49ers Basketball Coach - Patch.com

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  • Driver killed in morning wreckDriver killed in morning wreck

    A man was killed in an early-morning collision when a truck collided with his car on a busy Gastonia intersection. Eddie Dean Shook, 50, of Dallas was driving his 2015 Chevrolet Malibu on East Hudson Boulevard just before 7 a.m. Friday.

    Charlotte News / 1 d. 10 h. 52 min. ago
  • For this uncle turned dad, money remains tight at Christmas but love is unlimitedFor this uncle turned dad, money remains tight at Christmas but love is unlimited

    Octavious Young had a rough start to adulthood, growing up without a father, leaving his mother’s house at age 16 and living out of his car. But he pulled his … Click to Continue »

    CharlotteObserver.com / 1 d. 14 h. 48 min. ago
  • Showcase Realty welcomes Realtor to teamShowcase Realty welcomes Realtor to team

    CHARLOTTE – Showcase Realty added Ola Elizabeth Moore to its roster of real estate agents serving the region. With an extensive background in the financial industry as an underwriter, Moore prides herself in delivering customer-focused service and attention to detail in each transaction. A native Carolinian, Moore has lived in Charlotte for more than 14 years, giving her a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the real estate market in Charlotte and surrounding suburbs. “I am thrilled to have Ola join our vibrant agent team,” said Nancy Braun, owner and broker-in-charge of Showcase Realty. “She has one of our buyers already under contract and has hit the ground running!” The boutique real estate firm is located at 1430 S. Mint St. Visit www.showcasecareers.com for details.

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  • Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set 'to rock'Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set 'to rock'

    Republicans working to execute their first major legislative achievement of Donald Trump's presidency appear to have secured the votes to pass a massive tax overhaul that Trump hoped to present to the American people for Christmas.

    WBTV / 1 d. 19 h. 2 min. ago
  • Man found shot, killed on 39th birthday in Charlotte fieldMan found shot, killed on 39th birthday in Charlotte field

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  • Popular Offutt Air Force Base air show to return in 2018Popular Offutt Air Force Base air show to return in 2018

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  • 'Serial child molester' accused of sexually assaulting children in Charlotte, 3 other states'Serial child molester' accused of sexually assaulting children in Charlotte, 3 other states

    A 61-year-old man who police say is a "serial child molester" was arrested in Charlotte and is facing 20 charges in connection with sexually assaulting children. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officers started investigating an alleged sexual assault involving a female child on Nov. 13. The alleged victim told police that Angel Mario Guzman Lobo "forcibly fondled her" several times in 2014 and 2015.

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  • Revitalization of East Town Market Brings New Mix to Dynamic Charlotte CommunityRevitalization of East Town Market Brings New Mix to Dynamic Charlotte Community

    CHARLOTTE, N.C: Charlotte-based investment firm Red Hill Ventures is breathing new life into East Town Market, one of East Charlotte's landmark commercial properties. For over 30 years, this open-air retail and office complex has been the hub of the surrounding community, offering its residents access to a diverse mix of retailers, restaurants, and services.

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  • Reserves help Heat hold off HornetsReserves help Heat hold off Hornets

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington came off the bench to score 16 points apiece, and the Miami Heat beat the Charlotte Hornets 104-98 on Friday night at the Spectrum Center. The Hea

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  • Panthers owner Richardson facing workplace misconduct allegationsPanthers owner Richardson facing workplace misconduct allegations

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  • Life Time Athletic unveils $50M-plus facility in south CharlotteLife Time Athletic unveils $50M-plus facility in south Charlotte

    Life Time Athletic's $50-million plus facility is ready for its Charlotte debut.

    Charlotte News / 2 d. 3 h. 52 min. ago
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi: A Force to be reckoned withStar Wars: The Last Jedi: A Force to be reckoned with

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  • The Shape of Water makes a splashThe Shape of Water makes a splash

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  • Vitner: Little impact for now from this week's Fed hikeVitner: Little impact for now from this week's Fed hike

    The Federal Reserve decided to raise its key interest rate Wednesday, and Charlotte-area bankers are weighing in on the change. Wednesday’s decision marks the fifth hike since the financial crisis. This latest quarter-point raise to 1.5% in the benchmark short-term rate is expected to be followed by three rate hikes next year as the economy continues to improve. Bank of America Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan says the interest-rate hike signals a positive trend in the economy. He referenced…

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  • Adopt A New Furry Friend In Charlotte For Christmas - Patch.comAdopt A New Furry Friend In Charlotte For Christmas - Patch.com

    Patch.comAdopt A New Furry Friend In Charlotte For ChristmasPatch.comIt's hard to resist these cute animals, especially when the adoption fees are free through Dec. 31. By Kimberly Johnson, Patch Staff | Dec 15, 2017 2:42 pm ET. 0. Adopt A New Furry Friend In Charlotte For Christmas. CHARLOTTE, NC—There's probably no ...and more »

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  • AvidXchange CEO says firm wants to open new building by 2019AvidXchange CEO says firm wants to open new building by 2019

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  • Life Time Athletic unveils $50M-plus facility in south Charlotte (PHOTOS)Life Time Athletic unveils $50M-plus facility in south Charlotte (PHOTOS)

    Life Time Athletic’s $50-million plus facility is ready for its Charlotte debut. That flagship facility boasts a 320,000-square-foot, indoor-outdoor footprint — the company’s largest nationwide — at 11220 Golf Links Drive. It opens to members on Tuesday. Situated on 24 acres, Life Time is part of Lincoln Harris’ Rea Farms master-planned project. It’s about creating a resort-like space that dials in on health and wellness from all angles, says Jeff Zwiefel, chief operating officer. The…

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  • Amid Toyota-Mazda talk, another automotive firm picks N.C. over Mexico, Canada, KentuckyAmid Toyota-Mazda talk, another automotive firm picks N.C. over Mexico, Canada, Kentucky

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  • 2017 ACCOLADES2017 ACCOLADES

    •York County Leads Nation in Job Growth —Bureau of Labor Statistics •Riverwalk Development Wins Gold Award for Public Private Partnership —International Economic Development Council •JobsRockHill.com Wins Gold Award for Special Purpose Website —International Economic Development Council •JobsRockHill.com Wins “Award of Superior” for Special Purpose Website —Southern Economic Development Council •South Carolina Ranks 2nd Best State for Doing Business —Area Development •Winthrop…

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  • LIFESTYLELIFESTYLE

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  • Stanley Announces 500-Employee Power Tool Plant In Fort MillStanley Announces 500-Employee Power Tool Plant In Fort Mill

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  • Snyder's Lance Hires Advisor Amid Speculation About SaleSnyder's Lance Hires Advisor Amid Speculation About Sale

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  • Christmas 2017: 4 Free Holiday Day Meals In Charlotte - Patch.comChristmas 2017: 4 Free Holiday Day Meals In Charlotte - Patch.com

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  • Three Former Cardinal Innovations Board Members Are ReappointedThree Former Cardinal Innovations Board Members Are Reappointed

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  • 5 Fun Things To Do This Weekend In Charlotte - Patch.com5 Fun Things To Do This Weekend In Charlotte - Patch.com

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  • NJ real estate firm continues buying streak in Charlotte with $19.4M acquisitionNJ real estate firm continues buying streak in Charlotte with $19.4M acquisition

    One of the most prolific out-of-state buyers of industrial real estate in the Charlotte region recently has deepened its presence with yet another acquisition.

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  • Calendar for Dec. 15Calendar for Dec. 15

    ‘Tis the season to make gingerbread houses…or just ooh and ahh at them. The Ballantyne Hotel has an enchanting display of gingerbread creations until Dec. 27. SCW file photo Dec. 15 Faith Series MeckMin’s Faithful Journey series shifts to Temple Beth El this month. The series invites the community to learn about different faiths by visiting a different house of worship each month. RSVP at arzu@meckmin.org. 5:15 to 7:30 p.m.; 5101 Providence Road. Dec. 16 Blood Drive The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas hosts a blood drive at James K. Polk Masonic Lodge 759. Visit www.cbcc.us to make an appointment. 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.; 900 Hill St., Pineville Blood Drive The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas hosts a blood drive at Hawthorne’s Pizza. Visit www.cbcc.us to make an appointment. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 8410 Rea Road   Community Drive Real Estate Busters LLC & Resources Linked Social Service Agency is on a mission to collect 2,000 socks and hats for a local homeless shelter. Residents can drop off locations include West Charlotte Recreation (2401 Kendall Drive), Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center (440 Wesley Heights Way) and WDRBmedia (7504 East Independence Boulevard). 2 to 4 p.m.; Various locations Author Talk John Hartness talks about his book, “Damnation: Quest for Glory Book I,” featuring four novellas in the Quincy Harker Demon Hunter series. Visit www.parkroadbooks.com for details. 2 to 4 p.m.; 4139 Park Road. Dec. 17 Blood Drive The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas hosts a blood drive at Living Saviour Lutheran Church. Visit www.cbcc.us to make an appointment. 9 a.m. to noon; 6817 Carmel Road    Dec. 18 Blood Drive The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas hosts a blood drive at Sonic Automotive. 4401 Colwick Road. Visit www.cbcc.us to make an appointment. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; 4401 Colwick Road Skating Rink Winter Wonderland of SouthPark begins new hours Dec. 18 through Jan. 8. They are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to noon Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 18 through Jan. 8, between SouthPark Mall and Symphony Park. Special hours are held Dec. 24, 25 and 31, as well as Jan. 1. Two-hour skating costs $12 with your skates or $17 with rentals. Visit www.winter wonderlandsouthpark.com for details. Various times; 4400 Sharon Road Job Workshop The South County Regional Library presents “The Secret to Successful Interviews.” Learn how to interview successfully. Ericka Spradley introduces the 4-Step Interview Prep method so that you can prepare effectively for interviews. Registration is required. Call 704-416-6600, option #4 or register online at www.cmlibrary.org/calen dar. 6 p.m.; 5801 Rea Road Dec. 17 Irish Christmas Calvary Church welcomes internationally acclaimed Christian singer-songwriters Keith & Kristyn Getty for “Sing! An Irish Christmas.” They join the Calvary Choirs for songs and carols blending Celtic, bluegrass, Americana, contemporary and classical music. No tickets or reserved seating for the concert. Visit www.calvary church.com/christmas or call 704-543-1200 for details. 6 p.m. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte Dec. 19 Blood Drive The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas hosts a blood drive at South County Regional Library. Visit www.cbcc.us to make an appointment. 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.; 5801 Rea Road Dec. 20 Winter Wednesdays Waverly hopes to form a new tradition at the public space, known as the Terrace, where the community can enjoy music and visits from the likes of Santa and Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen.” Visit www.waverlyclt.com for details. 5 to 8 p.m.; Providence and Ardrey Kell roads Dec. 25 Christmas Brunch The Ballantyne serves Christmas Brunch, featuring elaborate buffet with salads, cheese and seafood displays, breakfast items, omelet station, carving station and desserts. It includes live holiday music. The brunch costs $85 per person, $35 for children, ages 5-12, and complimentary for children ages 4 and under (pricing does not include tax or 24 percent service charge). Reservations are required by calling 704-248-4100 or visiting www.gallery-restaurant.com. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy.    Dec. 26 to 30 Donation Drive Assistance League of Charlotte’s Thrift Shop accepts year-end donations. The shop will be closed to give volunteers a rest, but the donation door will be staffed. Profits from the shop are used to clothe, feed, mentor and educate at-risk children. Call 704-525-5000 or www.assis tanceleague.org/charlotte/ for details. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 3405 S. Tryon St. Ongoing Gingerbread houses  Visit The Ballantyne to view an enchanting display of gingerbread creations from Dec. 7 to 27. Attendees may vote on their favorite entries with $1 minimum donation per vote. Proceeds benefit Levine Children’s Hospital. Visit www.thebal lantynehotel.com for details. Various times; 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. Art Exhibit The Charlotte Fine Art Gallery features native Charlottean Romare Bearden (1911 to 1988). It will carry more than 45 limited edition/signed and numbered prints available for acquisition. The gallery opens 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in January and February at 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road. Call 704-541-0741 or visit www.CharlotteFineArt.com for details. Various times; 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road Science Exhibit Discovery Place Science explores Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions and technological wonders in its latest exhibition, “Da Vinci’s Machines” The exhibition connects da Vinci’s studies in mechanics, flight, robotics, nature and anatomy. Da Vinci’s Machines will be on display through May 6, 2018. Admission costs $17 for adults, $13 for children (ages 2 to 13); $15 for seniors (60-plus); and free for children younger than 2, plus tax. Buy tickets at science.discoveryplace.org, over the phone at 704.372.6261 x300 or in person. Various times; 301 N. Tryon St.

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  • Pineville resident leads mission workPineville resident leads mission work

    Allan Alexander (center), president of the NorthCarolina Charlotte Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is pictured with his first counselor, President Matthew Cobb (left), and newly called second counselor, President O.J. Sheppard (right). Photo courtesy of Denise Alexander CHARLOTTE – Orenthal James (O.J.) Sheppard, of Pineville, has been selected as the second counselor in the North Carolina Charlotte Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sheppard will assist the mission president, Allen Alexander, in directing the work of approximately 180 missionaries from Charlotte to the western border of North Carolina, as well as Virginia, Tennessee and South Carolina. Mormon missionaries voluntarily serve for 18 to 24 months. They do not choose the location they serve, and with the help of their families, pay their own expenses. A typical day for a missionary includes personal study and prayer, teaching families about Jesus Christ and providing community service. Sheppard was born and raised in Plant City, Florida. After five years working in operations for Merrill Lynch/Bank of America in Jacksonville, Florida, Sheppard became a financial analyst for the bank and was transferred to Charlotte in June 2015. He and his wife, Diane, have two children. “I am humbled by my new assignment, but I rejoice that I will have frequent opportunities to speak with and share my love and testimony to all of the good, honest and sincere people of the Charlotte North Carolina Mission,” he said.

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  • News briefs for Dec. 15News briefs for Dec. 15

    The symmetrical front facades at Kenwood Sharon Lane offer a modern edge when paired with the steep Dutch Colonial-style roofs. In addition, the sides of each home extend beyond the exterior wall dimensions to provide additional privacy. Photo courtesy of HM Properties Luxury development offers something different CHARLOTTE – HM Properties has been selected by the Jim Gross Company to represent Kenwood Sharon Lane, a single-family home community tucked in Foxcroft. The enclave will feature 10 single-family homes on a tree-lined cul-de-sac street with sidewalks. Each of the 10 homes will feature two-story, open plans with the master suite on the main level. Homes will range from 3,917 to 4,619 square feet and buyers will have a choice of three or five bedroom options. Kenwood Sharon Lane is the third “Kenwood” development by Jim Gross Company and will include the same details and design incorporated in its sister developments: Kenwood Myers Park and Kenwood Cottage Place. Each home will include custom high-end finishes, two fireplaces, high ceilings, walls of windows, hardwood floors, gas appliances, “smart” wiring, an optional elevator, attached rear load 2-car garage, and private brick-walled backyards. “My idea was to create a cul-de-sac community with a row house feel where all the homes will compliment each other,” Jim Gross said. “There is nothing else like it in Charlotte.” Kim Sheehey, broker/Realtor with HM Properties, is the listing agent representing Kenwood Sharon Lane. “Given the scarcity of a new construction master-down product in the Foxcroft neighborhood, interest in the development is already piqued,” Sheehey said. Homes are priced from $1.525,000 to $1,795,000. Completion is scheduled for the end of 2018. Call Kim at 704-909-5027 or visit www.hm properties.com/kenwood-sharon-lane. Pittenger talks terrorism finance, cyber security WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger hosted more than 160 members of Parliament, ambassadors, intelligence officials and industry experts from 53 countries Dec. 7 for the 10th Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum. The gathering featured expert discussion on issues relating to terrorism financing and cybersecurity issues. Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Whip Steve Scalise and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy addressed the forum participants with a call to dedicate ourselves to cooperation and vigilance to prevent future attacks on our countries. This was the 10th Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum organized by Pittenger. Catholic clinches football championship CHARLOTTE – Charlotte Catholic defeated Havelock, 28-14, Dec. 9 to capture the 3A State Championship. Mike Brodowicz coached the Cougars to a 16-0 record en route to its second state title in three years. Ridenhour gets top award CHARLOTTE – Charlotte SCORE presented its prestigious “Dick O’Brien Award”  for 2017 to Nancy Ridenhour for her volunteer services. She has served in several leadership roles, such as secretary and vice president of administration, since joining Charlotte SCORE more than five years ago. The award is Charlotte SCORE’s top recognition of a chapter member for volunteer service.  It has been awarded annually since 2005 and is named a former chapter chair who volunteered tirelessly to help entrepreneurs, small businesses and nonprofits achieve success.  O’Brien passed away in 2005. SCORE is a national volunteer organization, consisting of active or retired executives and business owners. She was employed in the textile and the financial market for 16 years and was an independent consultant for 19 years in the utility and small business markets as well as the financial market. Novant Health now available on Amazon’s Alexa CHARLOTTE – Novant Health patients can now use Amazon’s electronic personal assistant, Alexa, to find the nearest physician clinic, urgent care or medical center. Users will have an opportunity to ask Alexa to find local Novant Health locations and get details like wait times and office hours. Alexa can also outline services provided at varying locations, including walk-in appointments, flu shots and X-rays. “At Novant Health, we are always looking for ways to make health care simpler and more convenient for our patients,” said Dave Garrett, senior vice president and chief information officer, Novant Health. “Technology is changing the way we view the world and interact with one another. We have continued to invest in emerging technology for our patients and Amazon Alexa is another example of that.” Visit NovantHealth.org/Alexa for details. 2 schools recognized for behavior program CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Public Instruction honored Huntingtowne Farms and Rama Road elementary schools for their use of Positive Behavior Intervention and Support. They were among 12 schools and two academies in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools recognized at the 67th Conference on Exceptional Children for positive school culture. The PBIS framework can reduce student suspensions and improve the overall school climate. Six area subdivisions see home sales PINEVILLE – The Charlotte Regional Realtor Association reported 13 home sales last month in the 28134 zip code. Sales Bridlestone • 14725 Bridle Trace Lane (Nov. 20) $306,200 Carolina Village • 14424 Green Birch Drive (Nov. 22) $321,500 Danby • 12324 Danby Road (Nov. 30) $176,000 • 13825 Eden Court (Nov. 16) $206,000 • 12313 Delcorte Lane (Nov. 8) $144,000 Huntley Glen • 4415 Huntley Glen Drive (Nov. 9 $302,075 • 4328 Huntley Glen Drive (Nov. 8 $316,112 • 4018 Huntley Glen Drive (Nov. 1 $293,905 Traditions •1025 Traditions Park Drive (Nov. 13 $260,000 • 401 Marie Way (Nov. 8 $259,000 Woodside Village • 12100 Dolomite Drive (Nov. 27 $189,000 • 14200 Greenstone Court (Nov. 20 $175,000 • 14301 Shale Court (Nov. 13 $192,500 Corporations form in the area PINEVILLE – Registered agents filed these corporations in the Pineville area Dec. 1 to 7: • Amelia Group LLC – Trevor Higgins. • BB Tux, LLC – Billy Bristol. • BGI Properties, LLC – Martina Stoklaskova. • Chaves Painting Corp. – Alfredo Chaves. • NCI Wealth Management Inc. – Obi Anyafo. • Obsession Sports, Inc. – Scott Carraher. • Unlimited Remodeling Inc. – Alfredo Chaves. Better Business Bureau warns about phishing scams MATTHEWS – Better Business Bureau reminds customers to maintain good judgment when clicking around on the Internet to avoid phishing scams. • Look out for fake shipping notifications. These may look like they are coming from UPS or FedEx, but these phony emails may include links or downloads that will download viruses or try to capture sensitive personal information. Look for spelling or branding errors in the email and hover over links to see where they will take you. • Beware of fake coupons. These fake coupons often circulate around the holidays and require you to input your personal information before you can download the “coupon.” These are often set up to capture sensitive information to use against you elsewhere. Go directly to the source to see if they are really offering the coupon. • Shop on legitimate, secure websites. Make sure the website you are on is the one you intended to be on and not a look alike. Type the URL of a store into the search bar directly, rather than clicking a link. Blumenthal Performing Arts offers free parking incentives CHARLOTTE – Blumenthal Performing Arts’ “Very Merry Holiday Special” is back and continues through Jan. 1. This holiday season (while supplies last), ticket buyers will receive free parking with their purchase to select performances for many Broadway shows, as well as a variety of concerts and special attractions. Shows participating in the special include many PNC Broadway Lights productions, including “Waitress,” “Something Rotten!,” “Bright Star,” “Love Never Dies” and “The Humans,” as well as hit returns like “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” “The Color Purple” and “Disney’s The Lion King.” Featured attractions include Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, LeAnn Rimes and The Birland All-Stars. The “Very Merry Holiday Special” and the free parking incentive will end Jan. 1. Buy tickets at www.BlumenthalArts.org/verymerry or 704-372-1000. Girl Scouts are selling cookies CHARLOTTE – As the holiday classics take over the airwaves, the Girl Scout Hornets’ Nest Council brings its classic cookies to the gift-giving season with flavors that will tickle your taste buds. Beginning Dec. 15, a female entrepreneur from a local Girl Scout troop will bring holiday cheer for as little as $4 a box. Cookie lovers will have the most wonderful time of the year with Samoas, Thin Mints, Do-si-dos and five additional cookie choices. One can deck the halls with cookies by ordering through a local Girl Scout’s personalized website or mobile app. This holiday season, girls can sell cookies anywhere, at any time and includes options for direct shipment, girl delivery or a donation option. Hounds start 2018 on April 21 BOSTON – Major League Lacrosse announced the 2018 regular season will open April 21 with three games, including Boston at Charlotte. The Charlotte Hounds home schedule includes April 21 (Boston Cannons), April 27 (Dallas Rattlers), May 3 (Chesapeake Bayhawks), May 26 (Denver Outlaws), June 23 (Florida Launch) and June 30 (Atlanta Blaze). Most games are played at American Legion Memorial Stadium. Visit www.charlottehounds.com for details.

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  • Susan G. Komen has new leaderSusan G. Komen has new leader

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  • Rising Artist Sloane Siobhan Maps Black Girl MagicRising Artist Sloane Siobhan Maps Black Girl Magic

    Into the dark The young Artist is a bit like the black and brown fairyfolk in her paintings: reserved, mysterious even, her smile charged with a palpable sense of mischief. Black Girl Magic, the series of portraits Sloane Siobhan is currently creating, illuminates a corner of her studio with a quiet intensity.…

    Creative Loafing / 4 d. 18 h. 18 min. ago more
  • Luxury salon targets SouthPark for first N.C. locationLuxury salon targets SouthPark for first N.C. location

    Drybar expects to open its first Tar Heel State location next spring. That luxury hair and beauty salon will operate from a nearly 1,900-square-foot space at Specialty Shops SouthPark.

    Charlotte News / 4 d. 19 h. 45 min. ago
  • Cardinal's New Board May Include Some Returning MembersCardinal's New Board May Include Some Returning Members

    When state officials took over Cardinal Innovations Healthcare roughly two weeks ago, one of their first actions was to purge the company's board of directors. That was more than just a symbolic move. The board, state officials believe, was a big part of the problem. Now, if all goes as planned, Cardinal will have a newly-elected board of directors by the end of the week. But, like all things Cardinal these days, there's a twist. Some of Cardinal's old board members could be coming back.

    WFAE / 4 d. 19 h. 46 min. ago more
  • Council Public Comments Aren't Televised, So Winston Streams From The DaisCouncil Public Comments Aren't Televised, So Winston Streams From The Dais

    The Charlotte City Council next month will consider whether to resume televising its pre-meeting citizen comment sessions - a practice halted after meetings were disrupted last spring. Newly elected at-large member Braxton Winston favors the change. At Monday's meeting, he took matters into his own hands by streaming the forum live from the dais.

    WFAE / 5 d. 9 h. 10 min. ago more
  • CATS issues statement following NY bus terminal explosionCATS issues statement following NY bus terminal explosion

    CHARLOTTE – In light of the recent explosion near the Port Authority bus terminal in New York City, CATS remains vigilant in its focus on safety and security at all of its facilities. We have increased patrols and continue to monitor traffic in and around transit centers and train platforms. We ask the public to help us keep our transit system safe. If you see something, say something!  In the midst of holiday shopping and traveling, the public should be remain aware and report any suspicious packages or activities. Safety is everyone’s responsibility.

    South Charlotte Weekly / 6 d. 6 h. 55 min. ago more
  • JJ’s Red Hots names ‘12 Days of Hot Dogs’ finalists
JJ’s Red Hots names ‘12 Days of Hot Dogs’ finalists


    CHARLOTTE – JJ’s Red Hots has gotten into the holiday spirit with its fifth annual 12 Days of Hot Dogs campaign. JJ’s challenged friends and fans to submit their most creative hot dog for a chance to be featured for a day at its Ballantyne and Dilworth locations. The management team named 12 finalists after evaluating the toppings and name creativity for hundreds of submissions. Beginning today through Dec. 22, each finalist has one day to promote and sell his or her hot dog. One winner, based on most hot dogs sold for that day, will win a $150 Amazon gift card and have bragging rights for one year that their creation ruled the 2017 holiday season. “We always love getting our community involved to develop Hot Dog creations that we’ve never done before, ones that taste great and having a catchy name doesn’t hurt either,” Chief Brand Officer Brandy Newton said.   Here’s a look at the dogs JJ’s is introducing each day:   Dec. 11 Creation: The Sloppy Dog Creator: Shannon McCauley Ingredients: All Beef Sahlen’s Hot Dog, Manwich, Mac & Cheese, Tater Tots, Sprinkle of Cayenne   Dec. 12 Creation: The Reggae Red Hot Creator: Corinna Houston Ingredients: Charred Pineapple, Black Beans, Pepper Jack Cheese, Cilantro Lime Crema, Jamaican Jerk Sauce   Dec. 13 Creation: Italian Stallion Creator: Maurice Bryan Ingredients: Pretzel Bun, All Beef Sahlen’s Hot Dog, Seasoned Italian Potatoes, Shredded Parmesan & Provolone, Sautéed Peppers & Onions, Spicy Mustard   Dec. 14 Creation: The QCD #queencitydog Creator: Andy Love Ingredients: Cheerwine Pulled Pork, Cole Slaw, Ogre Sauce, Hush Puppy   Dec. 15 Creation: Dont Worry Brie Happy Creator: Andrea McClain Ingredients: Caramelized Onions, Brie, Sautéed Mushrooms, Balsamic Drizzle   Dec. 16 Creation: Perro Queso Dip Creator: Juan Gonzales Ingredients: All Beef, Chorizo Sausage, Salsa Con Queso, Cilantro, Pickled Jalapenos   Dec. 17 Creation: Breakfast With Bae Creator: Bryan Torres Ingredients: Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Cheese, Tater Tots, Maple Syrup   Dec. 18 Creation: Southern Poutine Dog Creator: Christine Ducar Ingredients: Gravy, Fries, Cheese Curds, Pulled Pork   Dec. 19 Creation: Nashville Hot Dog Creator: Vinny Aukskalnis Ingredients: Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog, Nashville HOT Pulled Chicken, Red BBQ Coleslaw, Deep Fried Pickles, Rocket Sauce   Dec. 20 Creation: The Cobb Dog Creator: Haley Best Ingredients: Avocado, Bacon, Bleu Cheese, Hard Boiled Eggs, Tomato Slices, Vinaigrette Drizzle   Dec. 21 Creation: Blue Jammy Hammy Creator: Natalie Oriol Ingredients: Caramelized Onions, Crispy Chopped Prosciutto, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Fig Jam Drizzle   Dec. 22 Creation: The Boston Terrier Creator: Davis Cary Ingredients: Boston Baked Beans, Beer Queso, Shredded Roast Beef, Crumbled Cape Cod Chips   About JJ’s Red Hots JJ’s Red Hots specializes in hand-crafted char-grilled hot dogs and sausages. The brand has two locations: Dilworth (1514 East Blvd.) and Ballantyne (15105 N. John Delaney Drive). Visit www.jjsredhots.com for details.  

    South Charlotte Weekly / 6 d. 10 h. 11 min. ago more
  • Pittenger hosts major multi-national forum on terrorism finance, cybersecurityPittenger hosts major multi-national forum on terrorism finance, cybersecurity

    Photo courtesy of Robert Pittenger WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger hosted more than 160 members of Parliament, ambassadors, intelligence officials and industry experts from 53 countries Thursday for the 10th Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum. The gathering featured expert discussion on issues relating to terrorism financing and cybersecurity issues. “The United States and the nations of the free world share the bond of a common enemy, one that seeks our destruction. Previous freedom loving generations came together to fight the Nazis and defeat the forces of evil. Now we must do the same. The threat of terrorism is unlike anything we’ve seen. The ruthless brutality of modern day terrorism is unfathomable. They want nothing more than to bring their Jihad to our streets and our communities. They target innocent civilians — peaceful men, women and children going about their daily life. “While America is the primary target of radical Islamist jihadists, recent attacks in Europe serve as reminder that war on terror is global. Our approach to fighting it must reflect that reality. “That is why close collaboration with our freedom loving allies is vital to our efforts. Yesterday, we addressed specific threats and identified critical areas for improving coordination on efforts to cut terrorists off from the financing they rely on to launch attacks.” Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Whip Steve Scalise and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy addressed the forum participants with a call to dedicate ourselves to cooperation and vigilance to prevent future attacks on our countries. Speakers included: Devin Nunes, chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Jeb Hensarling, chairman, U.S. House Committee on Financial Services. Mariano Federici, president of Argentina’s Financial Intelligence Unit. Michael McCaul, chairman, U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security. Sigal Mandelker, under secretary, US Treasury. Mike Wessel, commissioner, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Barry MacKillop, acting head of the Canadian Financial Intelligence Unit, FINTRAC. Other Members of Congress and experts on terrorism financing, civil liberties and cybersecurity also spoke. This was the 10th Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum organized by Pittenger, who serves as chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare and vice chairman of the Financial Services Committee Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing.

    South Charlotte Weekly / 8 d. 9 h. 49 min. ago more