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Biden and Foxx to visit Charlotte on Thursday

Biden and Foxx to visit Charlotte on ThursdayBiden and Foxx to visit Charlotte on Thursday
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 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 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, 1 day 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
  • 2 weeks, 2 days 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
  • 2 weeks, 2 days 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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  • 2 weeks, 3 days 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
  • 2 weeks, 4 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
  • 2 weeks, 4 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.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 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
  • 2 weeks, 5 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.
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day 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.
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day 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, 1 day 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
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

McCrory kicks off 'Carolina Comeback'

McCrory kicks off 'Carolina Comeback'Fresh off his State of the State address, Governor Pat McCrory is hitting the road touting his "Carolina Comeback," and pushing for more change in North Carolina.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Taxpayers pay thousands for Rep. Schock's renovations

Taxpayers pay thousands for Rep. Schock's renovationsTaxpayers pay thousands for Rep. Schock's renovations
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Tillis would flush mandated employee hand washing down the toilet

Tillis would flush mandated employee hand washing down the toiletNorth Carolina's newest senator is already making waves, but not for political reasons.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Ex-Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon indicted on voter fraud

Ex-Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon indicted on voter fraudEx-Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon indicted on voter fraud
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Crime

New details in arrest of SC Lt. Governor's Chief of Staff

New details in arrest of SC Lt. Governor's Chief of StaffThere's new information about the weekend arrest of the Lieutenant Governor's Chief of Staff Mark Plowden.
  • Crime
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Special election Tuesday to replace slain Chester councilman

Special election Tuesday to replace slain Chester councilmanA special election will be held Tuesday for the seat of a councilman who was shot and killed late last year.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Obama: 'You should get your kids vaccinated'

Obama: 'You should get your kids vaccinated'Obama: 'You should get your kids vaccinated'
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Rock Hill

Friendship 9 enjoy coffee as exonerated men 54 years later

Friendship 9 enjoy coffee as exonerated men 54 years laterThe coffee never tasted this good before. This time, men known as the "Friendship Nine" got to enjoy breakfast as completely free men without criminal records at the lunch counter where they had been arrested 54 years ago.
  • Rock Hill
  • 4 weeks ago
Politics

Camper who was injured by hunting dogs works to change law

Camper who was injured by hunting dogs works to change lawKadie Anderson hopes no one else ever has to suffer the terror and helplessness she experienced when her dogs were attacked by a pack of bear hunting hounds in a Graham County wilderness area in October.
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Mitt Romney decides against 2016 presidential race

Mitt Romney decides against 2016 presidential raceMitt Romney told supporters Friday that he's decided to skip a 2016 presidential race, putting an end to weeks of serious consideration about a third try for the White House.
  • Politics
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Lindsey Graham takes step toward presidential campaign

Lindsey Graham takes step toward presidential campaignSen. Lindsey Graham launched the Security Through Strength committee that will underwrite his political activities as he travels the country to gauge support for a presidential campaign.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Big changes possible for moped drivers

Big changes possible for moped driversBig changes could be on the way for moped drivers if North Carolina's DMV has it's way. Starting in July, they would legally have to register their mopeds.
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago
Politics

Senate begins considering AG nominee & NC native Lynch

Senate begins considering AG nominee & NC native LynchPresident Obama's nominee to succeed Attorney General Eric Holder is promising to repair the Justice Department's strained relationship with Congress and confront simmering racial tensions over law enforcement's dealings in minority communities across the...
  • Politics
  • 1 month ago