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The 10 Scariest People in Charlottenew

Meet the folks who make Charlotte a more macabre place to live.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Karen Shugart  |  10-29-2008  |  Commentary

The Successes and Failures of Charlotte's Print Medianew

Some niche pubs are prospering, but many local papers are troubled.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Karen Shugart  |  10-16-2008  |  Media

Palin's Church History Brings Attention to the Third Wave Movementnew

MorningStar Ministries, a church linked to a movement that emphasizes miraculous healing, divine revelation, prophesy and "spiritual warfare" (including the expelling of demons from cities), has recently been thrust into the spotlight for its links to churches attended by the vice presidential candidate.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Karen Shugart  |  10-08-2008  |  Politics

Community Organizing is Real Worknew

With the exception of trial lawyers and drug dealers, it's not often that politicians directly insult a profession. But community organizers found themselves in the spotlight recently when speakers at the RNC took potshots at their vocation. A few Charlotte organizers weigh in.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Karen Shugart  |  09-17-2008  |  Commentary

A Rift in NC's Democratic Party in Otherwise Bright Election Yearnew

Both Michael Lawson and Kevin Smith of Wake County claim to be head of the N.C. Democratic Party African-American Caucus.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Karen Shugart  |  08-27-2008  |  Politics

Is the Electoral College Outdated?new

South Carolina lawmakers consider Electoral College end run.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Karen Shugart  |  03-19-2008  |  Politics

Anti-abortion Group to Continue Suit Against Charlottenew

Operation Save America, the group known for its T-shirts that read, "Homosexuality is a Sin! Islam is a Lie! Abortion is Murder!" says city of Charlotte violated its free speech rights.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Karen Shugart  |  02-07-2008  |  Sex

Joe Wilson, Enemy of the Statenew

The WMD whistle-blower talks about the search for answers in the leak of his wife's CIA identity and why his anger at the Bush administration hasn't mellowed.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Karen Shugart  |  09-19-2007  |  Politics

Will Death Penalty's Cost Change the Debate Over its Use?new

With an official moratorium on hold, death penalty opponents are looking to capital punishment's cost as a way to get executions banned in North Carolina, and they've got a surprising -- if differently motivated -- ally.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Karen Shugart  |  08-17-2007  |  Crime & Justice

The How-To Guide to Summer Funnew

A mad menagerie of step-by-step instructions sure to set you on the path to summer-fun heaven.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Tara Servatius, Jeff Hahne, Kimberly Lawson, Karen Shugart and Brooks Newkirk  |  05-16-2007  |  Culture

The Revelation Will Be Televisednew

A Christian media organization is preaching a prosperous gospel.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Karen Shugart  |  03-15-2007  |  Religion

Bad Medicinenew

An N.C. doctor is indicted for drug trafficking three years after a mother and son committed suicide with drugs from an online pill mill.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Karen Shugart  |  03-08-2007  |  Science

Dear Nancynew

We send a message of love to our favorite San Francisco liberal.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Karen Shugart  |  12-15-2006  |  Policy Issues

Casualties of Warnew

A grieving mother searches for the truth behind a soldier's mysterious death.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Karen Shugart  |  11-23-2006  |  War

The World Can't Waitnew

Grief propels one mother toward activism.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Karen Shugart  |  09-27-2006  |  Policy Issues

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