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CMPD: Do your Craigslist deal at a police station parking lot — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officials have a suggestion for anyone agreeing to buy something off Craigslist. Meet the seller at a CMPD division office parking lot, police officials suggest. That is one of several safety precautions offered by police in the wake of at least three armed robberies in August involving supposed Craigslist purchases.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @CleveWootson: Buying something on Craigslist? #CMPD recommends completing the transaction in a police division parking lot.

Sep 16, 2014

Smart! “@theobserver: Buying something from Craigslist? CMPD suggests mtg seller at a police station parking lot

Port Clinton turns the tables on Genoa — What a difference one year makes. Genoa walloped Port Clinton 84-13 a year ago. On Friday night, Port Clinton reversed things with a 27-19 win over the Comets. Entering the season on a 19-game losing streak, Port Clinton has opened 3-0 overall. Meanwhile, Genoa (2-1) had won 70 of its previous 72 regular-season games dating to 2007.

Army veteran taps Charlotte's 'preppers' market — Ralph Broome doesn't know how it will happen. Catastrophic earthquake? Terrorist strike? Pandemic flu? "The way the nation really is right now, everybody's expecting something to happen," he said. Whatever kind of disaster awaits, Broome, 66, wants to be ready. He wants others to be ready, too.

High School Football Roundup 09.15.14 — ↑ Independence: Four games, no points allowed for Patriots defense. ↑ Weddington: Warriors beat Monroe 28-20 Saturday to improve to 4-0. Weddington will play Parkwood at home Friday to try to go 5-0 for the first time since 2010, when the Warriors started 8-0.

Former rivals join forces at East Tennessee State — Long-time friends and former Atlantic Coast Conference rivals Carl Torbush and Mike O'Cain say they savor the opportunity to work together in relaunching a program on a smaller scale at East Tennessee State. They spent a lot of the 1990s trying to beat the other while both were in North Carolina.
Sep 16, 2014

Didn’t know Carl Torbush and Mike O’Cain are relaunching football at East Tennessee State:

FedEx driver to the rescue in south Charlotte — Coming out of the Aldi store on U.S. 521 on Aug. 29, I noticed an object underneath my car. I am almost 80, and it was hard for me to identify what it was. I tried but couldn’t reach it. I thought if I backed out, it might fall off.
Sep 16, 2014

Love this RT @theobserver: Everyday Angels: Read how a FedEx driver came to the rescue in south Charlotte