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Some stories worth sharing this week:
- Charlotte’s Latino community banded together as part of a nationwide movement Tuesday to deliver a message to the local Democratic Party headquarters: Tell President Obama to end the Secure Communities, or SCOMM, program, which has led to massive deportations.
- Seems like everybody is going out of their way to see “The Help,” the film about a pair of African American maids in 1960s Mississippi who manage to bring about change and cross social boundaries just by being who they are. Charlotteans who lived through those days certainly related to the film’s depiction of life in a segregated South. Do you plan to see the movie--or have you already? What did you think?
- Some encouraging news for Charlotteans who value recycling: city Solid Waste Services reports that city residents recycled 30 percent more paper, glass, plastic and metal in the first year of the so-called “single-stream” system.
- The C.D. Spangler Foundation has donated $100,000 to MeckEd, the nonprofit that helped Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools campaign this year for additional tax money.
- On a lighter note, Creative Loafing has come out with its annual Best of Charlotte selections. Take a look at the picks and see if you agree.
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