First Drip (9/16/14): Tech company to build HQ at N.C. Music Factory, Duke University exonerates fracking, more



Giving more hope that Charlotte could, in fact, become a tech hub, AvidXchange, a technology company, will build its headquarters at the N.C. Music Factory and employ 600. The business, which processes bill payments and invoicing for mid-size companies, is "busting at the seams" at its current location, in Metropolitan, where it employs 200.

The body of an Appalachian State freshman who disappeared a few weeks ago was found in the woods not far from the university. Investigators are waiting for the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of Anna Smith's death.

Scientists at Duke University have determined faulty wells, not fracking, contaminated drinking water in Texas and Pennsylvania. “We’re saying to the industry, the good news is we don’t think it’s actually from the hydraulic fracturing itself,” said Avner Vengosh, Duke professor of geochemistry and water quality.

President Obama will deploy 3,000 troops to Liberia to help battle Ebola. The plan includes 17 new treatment centers, training for thousands of healthcare workers and the construction of a military control center.

Going bald in your 40s not only affects your appearance - it also ups your risk for prostate cancer.

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