Toys R Us Closes, Easter Brunch: Charlotte’s Top News Of The Week

CHARLOTTE, NC — It’s been a week of headlines filled with highs and lows in the Charlotte metro area. Readers have wanted to know more about a beloved toy store chain closing its doors for good, a student killed while trying to cross the road to board her school bus and a missing toddler from Virginia who could be in the area. Patch readers also wanted to know about the best brunch hot spots for Easter and the almost 400 new engineering jobs coming to the Lake Norman area.

Here’s a look at the top stories in and around Charlotte that captivated readers this week:

Toys R Us Liquidating North Carolina Stores
Liquidation sales are set to begin Thursday at Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores across the country, including 15 stores in North Carolina. The liquidation comes a week after the struggling retailer said it would close all of its 735 U.S. locations. Nationwide, the closings will impact 33,000 jobs in what the company called “an orderly wind-down.”

Student Killed While Crossing Road To School Bus: CMPD
Charlotte police have launched an accident investigation after a 15-year-old girl was struck and killed by a car as she attempted to cross the road to her school bus in southwest Charlotte early Tuesday morning, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

Easter 2018: Best Brunch Spots In Charlotte
Easter is this Sunday, and if you’re just now realizing you don’t have a game plan for brunch, don’t panic. Patch is here to help.

Corvid To Bring 367 Jobs, Headquarters To Mooresville
Engineering firm Corvid Technologies plans to expand by locating its headquarters at its existing Mooresville location, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced Tuesday. In doing so, it will bring 367 engineering jobs to Iredell County and will invest $28.9 million in Mooresville, he said.

You’ll Never Guess How Much It Costs To Live In Mooresville
For those of us who live in the Charlotte metro area, we’re accustomed to paying a little more for the privilege of calling the Queen City region home. Mooresville, however, is one of the cheapest places to live in the Charlotte metro region, according to a new study by the Economic Policy Institute.

Arrest In DWI, Hit & Run: Davidson Police Blotter
Davidson police made two arrests this past week, reported three citations and had reports of crimes such as financial identity fraud and simple assault, according to the town’s police blotter.

Here’s The Most Important Historical Event In North Carolina
America is relatively young compared to other nations at 242 years, but that doesn’t mean it’s short on historical contributions. And just as the U.S. has played a key role in shaping the world, North Carolina has helped shape America into what it is today.

Missing Virginia Girl, Father Could Be In Charlotte Area: CMPD
A two-year-old girl from Richmond, Virginia is missing and believed to be with her father, possibly in the Charlotte area, according to the Richmond Police Department, which is asking for the public’s help in locating the pair.

North Carolina Residents Love This Dog Breed The Mos
Americans love their dogs and there’s no dog a pet owner loves more than their own. But when it comes to breeds, Americans have their favorites and for the 27th straight year, the Labrador retriever is the most popular dog breed in the country.

Flu Slows In NC As Death Toll Hits 328 This Season
The flu season is starting to wind down in states across the U.S., including in North Carolina, where flu activity is reported on a regional level. Flu reports, however, continue to be widespread in 26 states and Puerto Rico, according to U.S. health officials.

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