Five things you need to know Wednesday

1. Emergency crews recover body of missing boater in Lake Norman

After a day-long search, authorities pulled the body of a missing boater from Lake Norman Tuesday night.

The search and recovery occurred after two boats collided Monday evening around 11 p.m. Each boat was carrying two passengers. Three of the four total were taken to the hospital, while the fourth disappeared. 

Emergency crews began their search following the incident, but were forced to pause their search overnight. They resumed as the sun rose Tuesday using SONAR operations and grids back-and-forth. Click here for more.

2. Board to vote on CMS assignment plan in one week

Major changes for local schools is still up in the air... but time is running out.

We are now one week away from the CMS board voting on its controversial student assignment plan. The vote is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24 but many parents are still voicing a lot of concern.

The board held a three hour session Tuesday night, conveying they are going forward with the vote. The reassignment plan affects some 75 schools and over 7,000 students in the district. Click here for more. 

3. Trump pressed Comey to shut down FBI inquiry into Michael Flynn

President Trump pressed James Comey to shut down the agency's inquiry into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, said a person who has reviewed the notes the now-fired FBI director took of the unusual encounter.

Trump asked to meet with Comey alone, following a February national security briefing involving Vice President Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, said the person who is not authorized to comment publicly.

"I hope you can let this go,'' Trump told Comey in the White House meeting. Click here for more.

4. Could the future of Charlotte transit be underground?

Well-known billionaire Elon Musk is pushing the idea for cities that are running out of room above ground. And there's at least one formal proposal to build a tunnel under uptown. More than 2.4 million people live in the Charlotte metro area and that makes for a lot of cars on the roads. 

It’s why Charlotte’s transit service is working to expand the light rail system to provide transportation to some of the city’s booming suburbs, while at the same time easing congestion. Click here to read the full story.

5. 'Heartbeat in a bottle' provides loved ones with everlasting memory

Nurses at Carolinas Medical Center are learning to do something new — something that they hope will benefit patients' loved ones.

It's called heartbeat in a bottle. It's a patients' last heartbeat printed out and placed inside a tiny bottle. A few of the nurses at CMC have quietly done it over the years for loved ones of a few hundred patients, but have recently realized they should do it as often as they can. Click here for full story.

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