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Joe Maddon opts out of contract, won't return to manage Rays

...remove bone spurs in his right ankle and to repair a stress fracture.The surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C., and Cabrera will be reevaluated in three months. CLEMENTE AWARD: Retiring White Sox star Paul Konerko and Philadelphia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-24/joe-maddon-opts-out-cont
Business news

...deal, with the companies planning to incorporate in Dublin to take advantage of lower tax rates. Chiquita is now based in Charlotte, N.C.Chiquita said it now expects to enter talks with investment firm Safra Group and juice company Cutrale Group on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-24/business-news
James Crawford

...Crawford, Winston-Salem, NC; sisters-in-law, Roberta (Matthew) Jenkins, Long Beach, CA; Carrie Jones Hinton, Charlotte, NC; Mary (Bernard) Tompkins, Barbara Jones Coleman, North Augusta, SC; Clara Jones, West Des Moines, Iowa; and...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172923737
A metered response

...the commission's biggest meter proponent, said Augusta's parking program should be more like Athens and Savannah, and Charlotte, N.C. ? all of which have meters. It should be pointed out, however, that those cities boast bustling central business...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-10-23/metered-response
Kentucky, Florida picked to finish 1-2 in SEC in basketball

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings believes the Southeastern Conference can play with any of the so-called best basketball...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-10-22/kentucky-florida-picked-f
South Carolina picked to repeat as SEC women's basketball champions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - South Carolina coach Dawn Staley knows the work it took to reach the top of the Southeastern Conference. She understands...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-10-21/south-carolina-picked-rep
Brad Keselowski, Tony Stewart fined after Charlotte fracas

The post-race crashes and fistfights last Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway certainly created a lot of headlines, but it won't have any other effect on the Chase for the Championship...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-10-14/brad-keselowski-tony-stewa
Electrolux buoyed by US growth

...Electrolux has more than 60,000 employees, including 10,000 in North America where its regional headquarters are in Charlotte, N.C. The company was once headquartered in Augusta, where it still maintains a customer call center.Other than its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-20/electrolux-buoyed-us-growt
Brad Keselowski goes his own way in NASCAR

...he'd win to avoid elimination in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. He was coming off a post-race meltdown at Charlotte, where he became a menace behind the wheel after realizing his title hopes were fading.Hamlin had to be restrained from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-10-20/brad-keselowski-goes-his-o
'Antsy' Kevin Durant doesn't plan to rush back following surgery

...sprained left thumb.Butler was injured when he deflected a pass in the first quarter of Sunday night's 101-96 victory over Charlotte.An MRI and subsequent examinations had confirmed the diagnosis of sprained thumb ligaments. Butler will miss practice this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-10-21/antsy-kevin-durant-doesnt-pla