Mecklenburg and beyond ...



Crime: The ATF will help police combat drug activity in Villa Heights and Belmont. (WBTV)

College: Gossip didn't pay (enough) for Juicy Campus. (News & Observer)

Crime: Western N.C. couple arrested in child porn case. (The Asheville Citizen-Times)

Fast food: Cleaning fluid isn't on the dollar menu. (Consumerist)

Environment: Activists arrested while protesting at W.Va. mountaintop removal site. (Institute for Southern Studies)