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From the Charlotte Observer:

"Leon Levine, the Family Dollar Store founder who shared his fortune with health care, education and community causes in Charlotte and beyond, died Wednesday. He was 85.

"Levine’s name marks institutions across the region. The self-made man who never finished college started one of North Carolina’s biggest scholarship programs … The Leon Levine Foundation has granted more than $450 million, with more than half the total awarded since 2008."