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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools tweets 'Good morning!' and students respond by hating on CMS

Why it's actually a good sign that kids are responding to even the most inane tweet.

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Interstate 485 is the Anakin Skywalker of Highways

How a vital road can turn to the Dark Side so quickly.

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Why Was This WWII Bomber Circling My House?

No really. I have a picture and everything.

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It Has To Be Everything

The Charlotte Hornets revealed their new uniforms, which are great and terrible, no matter what.

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Patrick Cannon, The Selfie and The Future

Charlotte's recently-convicted ex-mayor is going to federal prison. Can a big smile soften the blow?

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Let's Recount The Charlotte Bobcats Struggle To Land bobcats.com

Now that the team’s nickname is being cast on to the scrapheap of defunctitude, it’s the perfect time to recount what may be the best metaphor for the Bobcats’ ten years in existence.

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A Letter Lost To History? Not Exactly

Moisture ruined most of what was inside a 50-year-old time capsule. But we found the lost text of a 1964 letter written to Charlotte's mayor in 2014.

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Trend Alert: Ice is so hot right now

We have a new trend, set by Vince Gill, in which people are demanding better options for ice eating that will damage their teeth, much to the delight/disgust of dentists.

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Apparently #Cannoning is a thing that people do now

Some people never miss an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a brand new meme.

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Steve Smith and Me

The Panthers will be without their greatest receiver next season. What's that about? It's about me.

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It Was Nice Having Your Headquarters For A Hot Minute, Chiquita

After less than three years in Charlotte, the company will now be based in Ireland. Here's why that makes sense.

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Marshall Park is Terrible

Charlotte already has a park uptown, and it's only ever used by people who are upset about something.

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Charlotte Just Had Its 'Atlanta Moment'

Last week, we found eight reasons why the snowstorm that hit Charlotte this month did not lead to our "Atlanta Moment." And then this happened.

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Eight Reasons Why Last Week's Storm Was Not Charlotte's 'Atlanta Moment'

We saw the most snow we've seen in years, but that doesn't mean we handled it as badly as our big sister in Georgia.

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Hey Twitter, @Zimmerman is not George Zimmerman

A mild-mannered man from Charlotte is being mistaken for another, more infamous Zimmerman. When will it stop?

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You People Really Like The Booty Loop

New data shows the most popular places for runners in Charlotte, along with something else.

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The Online Menu At This Restaurant Is Just Random Latin Words

Three years ago, a cafe created a page for entrees, appetizers and more, but never deleted the filler text.

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Bah Humbug: That Christmas Jammies Video You Keep Watching Is An Ad

A family from Raleigh created a YouTube video that went viral. Does it matter that it's a plug for a production company?

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This Week In Bizarro Panther Land

Terrible dancing, Harry Potter references and ice sculpture punnery in six glorious days.

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Ron Rivera Doesn't Like His Nickname, But He Still Trademarked it

Riverboat Ron says he hopes to use it to raise money for charity.

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Dispatches in Inanity from Jeremy Markovich

The thinly veiled musings of some guy who makes TV news, writes for Charlotte magazine and used to guide whitewater rafts here in town. Hiding behind a guise of wordiness and talkitude, wrapped in seaweed and tendered for your reading pleasure, it's writing contained only by bandwidth and a lack of free time.

About Jeremy Markovich

Jeremy Markovich writes Way Out, the back page column for Charlotte magazine. He is also a producer with NBC Charlotte. Follow him on Google+, and on Twitter at @deftlyinane.

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