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Beer is the star attraction in Charlotte Knights food lineup

charlotteobserver.com — Let me take you out to the (new) (Knights) (minor-league baseball) ballpark - where the good news is: Beer! A Knight's Ale comes from NoDa Brewing and it's an IPA with more character than most of the rest of the concessions put together.

Bank Watch roundup: BofA in talks on multi-billion settlement

charlotteobserver.com — BOFA IN TALKS ON MULTI-BILLION SETTLEMENT: The Charlotte bank is negotiating a resolution of a Justice Department investigation into its residential mortgage-backed securities packaging, the Wall Street Journal reports. Should the discussions fall through, the government would have to decide whether to file a lawsuit.
BofA is talking to the feds about a multi-billion-dollar settlement to resolve a probe into its securities: charlotteobserver.com/2014/04/17/484…
BankWatch: BofA works to settle probe into residential mortagage-backed securities packaging. charlotteobserver.com/2014/04/17/484… pic.twitter.com/d06YMd8tHP

All-South Charlotte News boys’ basketball: Providence Day, Ardrey Kell lead local schools with strong seasons

charlotteobserver.com — http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2014/04/17/09/47/DpnsJ.Em.138.jpeg|237 http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2014/04/17/09/47/Cf1v5.Em.138.jpeg|371 http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2014/04/17/09/47/PZA8v.Em.138.jpeg|451 All-South Charlotte News boys' basketball Matthew Fisher-Davis, Butler, Sr.: Vanderbilt signee, SW4A Player of the Year averaged 22 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, two steals and 1.5 blocks. Jordan Watkins, Providence Day, Sr.: Davidson signee, all-state and All-CISAA pick led Chargers to 23-4 averaging 15 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.
RT @SouthCLTNews: Another strong season for south Charlotte boys' basketball. Check out our all-star teams: bit.ly/1mabSwa #clthsbb

East Meck’s Ryan Sapp makes early runs stand for baseball win against North Meck

charlotteobserver.com — East Mecklenburg rewarded itself for playing clean baseball. The Eagles made a two-run first inning stand up in a 2-0 win Wednesday against North Mecklenburg at the Spring Break Classic at East Mecklenburg's Dave Jones Field. The Eagles (3-12) atoned for Monday's 12-3 loss to Weddington with improved defense and a four-hit shutout by senior Ryan Sapp, who outdueled Zack Ruttkamp for the win.

Ardrey Kell edges 'rival' Charlotte Christian at Jack Sink tourney

charlotteobserver.com — Ardrey Kell had one of its closest games against Charlotte Christian on Wednesday, going down to the wire before winning 3-1 in the Jack Sink Invitational baseball tournament at Myers Park High. Ardrey Kell (17-2), ranked second in the Sweet 16, extended its winning streak to 11 games by scoring twice in the top of the seventh inning.

Alma Adams has edge in race for Mel Watt’s seat

charlotteobserver.com — With strong backing from women's groups, state Rep. Alma Adams of Greensboro out-raised her Democratic rivals and holds a wide financial edge in the race to replace Mel Watt in Congress. New reports show Adams raised nearly $353,000 and has a 3-to-1 cash advantage over her nearest opponent heading into the May 6 primary in the 12th Congressional District.

Wingate University saves town’s newspaper

charlotteobserver.com — Wingate University is going into the newspaper business. It is the new publisher of the Home News, a weekly that has served Wingate and Marshville since 1892. Students in the university's communications department, which has an enrollment of about 100, will produce the community newspaper as part of their studies.