1. Armed suspect shot by CMPD officer in north Charlotte

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating after a man was injured in an officer-involved shooting in north Charlotte Monday night.

According to CMPD, officers responded to a reported home invasion in the 1900 block of Holly Street around 10 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they said an armed man came outside with a female hostage being held at gunpoint. The officers perceived an imminent deadly threat and fired, hitting the suspect.

The suspect, who remains unidentified, was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries. Click here to continue reading.

2. Loophole allows sex offenders on school grounds

A North Carolina law prohibits registered sex offenders from being on school property but NBC Charlotte found out there is a loophole in that law that you may not know about -- until now.

When you think of a sex offender, you probably think they're not allowed on school campuses. But according to one local school, certain sex offenders are allowed on campus.

One of these cases was a graduation ceremony at a Cleveland County high school. A convicted sex offender was given permission by the school district to attend a Burns High School graduation ceremony. Click here to continue reading.

3. Prayer returns to Charlotte City Council meetings

For the many people in Charlotte who were disappointed to hear last week that the city council was ending its opening invocation, their prayers are answered.

The council's committee on Governance and Accountability met Monday morning to discuss whether prayer should be allowed at the beginning of public meetings.

The city attorney, flanked by two assistants, presented a PowerPoint with case law, research and guidelines, and determined that Charlotte is not violating any laws.

"What the council is currently doing is OK," says Jason Kay, a senior member of the City Attorney's office. "It is perfectly constitutional." Click here to continue reading.

4. NC Coast braces for Hurricane Maria

The Carolina coast is on alert for the third time in three weeks with Hurricane Maria expected to impact the Outer Banks.

Ocracoke and Hatteras Island issued mandatory evacuations on Monday, with a tropical storm watch issued for part of the North Carolina coast.

Maria is weakening in cooler waters but will still likely bring storm surge to the Outer Banks. Click here to continue reading.

5. Will a 'Charlottesville-like' rally be coming to Charlotte?

There are questions about whether a Charlottesville-like rally could be coming to Charlotte.

A group called Anticom tweeted about the rally against Communism scheduled for December 28 at Marshall Park. The same group used social media to rally people in Charlottesville.

“Racists and racism is not welcome here in Charlotte, that’s what this group is about,” said local activist Jibril Hough.

In previous tweets, Anticom rallied supporters for the Charlottesville event which turned violent, even deadly. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department says they haven’t been contacted by the group about the event and no permit has been requested.

If a permit is requested, police tell NBC Charlotte they’ll properly vet the organization to ensure no potential safety concerns or threats. Click here to continue reading.