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Thursday, March 13, 2014

First Drip (3/13/14): Airport cancels solar plan, drunk driver kills two at SXSW, more

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The wrong kind of green prevails again: Charlotte-Douglas Airport has "quietly" canceled its solar plan - which would have been one of the biggest solar-power projects in North Carolina - for fear it would interfere with expansion plans. Adding solar panels to parking lots could have also threatened tax-exempt bonds used to pay for airport parking projects, says Deputy Interim Aviation Director Jack Christine.

Two people are dead, 23 injured early this morning at South By Southwest after a drunk driver tried to escape a DWI checkpoint and drove down a one-way street the wrong way.

The beloved Steve Smith, who coined the popular phrase "Ice up, son" on social media, will not return to the team next season.

In honor of #TBT (Throwback Thursday, for you Instagram illiterate), check out our annual Food Issue, featuring 12 old-fashioned dishes.

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