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Politics

Both sides rally at non-discrimination debate

Both sides rally at non-discrimination debateAfter four-and-half hours of public comment, Charlotte City council members were forced to vote on the non-discrimination ordinance Monday night.
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 12 hours ago
Politics

Rallies precede Charlotte City Council meeting

Rallies precede Charlotte City Council meetingSupporters of both sides held rallies outside the Government Center where the meeting will be held.
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 17 hours ago
Politics

President Obama coming to South Carolina on Friday

President Obama coming to South Carolina on FridayPresident Obama Coming to South Carolina Friday
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  • 4 days, 4 hours ago
Politics

Up for vote: LGBT amendment to city code

Up for vote: LGBT amendment to city codeA proposal would allow transgender people to any bathroom in Charlotte. City Council takes up the heated debate Monday.
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 17 hours ago
Politics

Weddington votes to consolidate fire departments

Weddington votes to consolidate fire departmentsThe town of Weddington voted Thursday to get out of the fire protection business.
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Rock Hill

Rock Hill leaders renewing push for bridge

Rock Hill leaders renewing push for bridgeRock Hill Leaders are renewing their push to resume plans for a new bridge over the Catawba River that would help to elevate congested traffic on the city's most traveled street, Celanese Road.
  • Rock Hill
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Local

Lawyer for fired firefighter says city punishments need to be consistent

Lawyer for fired firefighter says city punishments need to be consistentThe attorney for a Charlotte firefighter who was fired over a Facebook posting says the city is being inconsistent by not firing a Deputy Fire Chief for a similar offense.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Panthers

Panthers' Thomas Davis gets Key to the City

Panthers' Thomas Davis gets Key to the CityAt Monday night's Charlotte City Council meeting, Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis received a big honor.
  • Panthers
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

After Cannon, city adopts ethics code

After Cannon, city adopts ethics codeity leaders adopted a new ethics policy Monday night at the Charlotte City Council meeting. It comes in response to the Patrick Cannon corruption scandal last year that put the former mayor in a federal prison.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Local

CFD Deputy Chief on admin leave following social media posts

CFD Deputy Chief on admin leave following social media postshe Charlotte Fire Department has placed a Deputy Chief on administrative leave pending an investigation into posts on his personal social media account.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Crime

Local mall steps-up security in wake of terrorist threats

Local mall steps-up security in wake of terrorist threatsPolice are increasing patrols at local malls the wake of a new video threatening terror attacks, which was apparently by the same group responsible for a mall attack two years ago in Kenya.
  • Crime
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

City Council to vote on ethic policy

City Council to vote on ethic policyCity Council to vote on ethic policy
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Biden, Foxx push for improvement on country's infrastructure

Biden, Foxx push for improvement on country's infrastructureBiden, Foxx push for improvement on country's infrastructure
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  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

Biden and Foxx to visit Charlotte on Thursday

Biden and Foxx to visit Charlotte on ThursdayBiden and Foxx to visit Charlotte on Thursday
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Biden, Sec. Foxx to visit Carolinas this week

Biden, Sec. Foxx to visit Carolinas this weekThe White House announced Saturday that Vice President Joe Biden and former Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx will travel to both the Palmetto and Tarheel States this week.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Oregon's Kate Brown to become first bisexual governor

Oregon's Kate Brown to become first bisexual governorKate Brown, a Democrat, has served as Oregon's Secretary of State since 2008, and is set to becomeOregon's 38th governor on Feb. 18.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Local

Convicted rapists avoid sex offender registry thanks to loophole

Convicted rapists avoid sex offender registry thanks to loopholeThey are convicted rapists – sex offenders – that thanks to a loophole, are not required to register on the national sex offender registry.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

South Carolina students may take citizenship tests

South Carolina students may take citizenship testsIf you were born in another country, and you want to become an American, you have to pass a citizenship test. Soon, that same test might be coming to some high schools in our area.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

Democrats settle on Philadelphia as site of 2016 convention

Democrats settle on Philadelphia as site of 2016 conventionDemocrats settle on Philadelphia as site of 2016 convention
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Lawmakers aim to close DUI loopholes after NBC Charlotte story

Lawmakers aim to close DUI loopholes after NBC Charlotte storyAn NBC Charlotte story explained a 2009 amendment that made it so video recordings of the DUI incident site must include any field sobriety testing.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

City council mulls proposed LGBT protections

City council mulls proposed LGBT protectionsPotential new protections for the LGBT community in Charlotte are a big talker around town.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

NC Republican senators offering quick gas tax cut

NC Republican senators offering quick gas tax cutA quick cut in North Carolina's gasoline tax proposed by Senate Republicans could bring higher tax rates to the pump later this decade.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Congressman says Selma march anniversary needs dignity

Congressman says Selma march anniversary needs dignityRep. John Lewis, D-Ga., said this year's 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march should reflect the dignity of the original event, which is why he arranged for President Barack Obama to visit the day before local officials in Alabama hold...
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

NBC Charlotte report could inspire changes to DUI laws

NBC Charlotte report could inspire changes to DUI lawsAn NBC Charlotte investigation could help lead to a change in South Carolina's DUI laws.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Mecklenburg Co. Health Director proposes 10% tobacco tax

Mecklenburg Co. Health Director proposes 10% tobacco taxIt's about health, but it's also about economics.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Sheriff says pot will eventually be legal in NC

Sheriff says pot will eventually be legal in NCBuncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan repeated on Friday his opinion that North Carolina ultimately would legalize marijuana.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

ACLU wants NC police departments to stop tracking phones

ACLU wants NC police departments to stop tracking phonesThe ACLU is calling for new laws to stop Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police and police departments across the state from tracking cell phones without a search warrant.
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks ago