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The pay scales of justice (access required)

This Sidebar reporter remembers being a cash-strapped lance corporal, putting on the Marine Corps uniform for pennies a day. Paid on the 1st and 15th, 90 percent of our meager wages fell prey to the subsequent weekend. We had a ...

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A weighted issue (access required)

There are several ways to get thin, should you desire. Eat healthy. Exercise. Crash diet. Or you could simply see yourself through the eyes of one Lincolnton police officer who has declared 160 to 200 pounds to be the new ...

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A bunch of dam problems (access required)

The state Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources has filed a lawsuit against the owners of the Woodlake dam near Fayetteville, hoping to force them to either repair it or to tear the dam down. The structure has been ...

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Down and out? (access required)

If the American Bar Association landed the left uppercut that stunned the Charlotte School of Law, the Department of Education connected with the follow-up right hook that put it on the deck. If it wasn’t clear to ringside observers that ...

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Jeremy’s stolen

If you think Craig stealing some boxes in 1995 was nonsensical, how about the news of the insatiable Razorback in Belk. (I use “news” a little loosely; it happened in December.) Don’t bite the hand that feeds you. The idiom ...

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