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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

First Drip (7/9/14): Hispanic population in Charlotte continues to grow, more

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The growth of the Hispanic population in Charlotte continues to far outpace that of the white and black populations, new Census data shows. "From 2010 to 2013, Mecklenburg’s Hispanic population increased 10.9 percent to nearly 125,000 residents. Its white population, meanwhile, increased 5.4 percent to about 591,000. The county has nearly 1 million residents."

Charlotte was recently named a place "you wouldn't expect for tech."

Charlotte's largest capital project isn't transportation-related - it's an $80 million revamp of the 27-year-old emergency-call center. The upgrade is supposed to cut delay time in calls, which have increased by 10 percent from last year.

Scientists in the U.S. were shocked to find vials of the small pox virus - which was eradicated years ago - in a government lab. Fortunately, there is no evidence that the disease escaped the vials. "The lab, based in Bethesda, Md., had been neither equipped nor authorized to store the pathogen, which was eradicated in 1978. Upon discovery, the vials were secured in a containment laboratory before being transported to another lab in Atlanta on July 7, where workers confirmed they contained DNA for the smallpox virus."

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