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🏀 Please join Axios Charlotte reporters Katie Peralta and Emma Way tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. for a Smart Take event on the sports and entertainment industry role in Charlotte's economic recovery. They'll talk with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, and Hornets Sports & Entertainment president and vice chairman Fred Whitfield.
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