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  • Amanda O’Hara

    Amanda O’Hara

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-04-02 22:12:45 GMT
    I'm a digital journalist from Charlotte, North Carolina. I was in the United States Air Force for seven and a half years. I was a JAG paralegal in the Air Force, but still wanted to pursue my love of television broadcasting. 
    I'm a digital journalist from Charlotte, North Carolina. I was in the United States Air Force for seven and a half years. I was a JAG paralegal in the Air Force, but still wanted to pursue my love of television broadcasting. 
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    Jack Bretz Jr. fights on the mat in karate but for the past year, he has been combating a very different fight.
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Tuesday marks the thirteen anniversary of the death of racing legend Dale Earnhardt. Our Amanda O'Hara talked to his mother, Martha, about her son's life and death.

Earnhardt recalled her son's will to win, which earned him the nickname, "The Intimidator."

"He would bump (other drivers)," she recalled. "But that's because he was determined to win."

She also remembered the day her famous son died at the Daytona 500.

“I was watching the day he died. That was a hard time,” she said. “That’s like losing part of yourself when you lose a child.”
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  • Unanimous Vote to Change CMS Students' Eligibility for Extracurricular Activity

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    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education met on Tuesday night to discuss a proposal to change the extracurricular activity eligibility for rising high school students.
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  • A Young Driver with Big Dreams

    A Young Driver with Big Dreams

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:16:49 GMT
    A young driver is gunning to keep his winning streak alive at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    12-year-old Chandler Smith is gunning to keep his winning streak alive at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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