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‘The Ultimate Betrayal’: Grandson Of Victim Explains Signs Of Elderly Financial Abuse

As the nation’s Baby Boomers age, more seniors are becoming vulnerable to various forms of financial exploitation.

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2018 Midterm Voter Guide

With Election Day around the corner, here's everything you need to know to prepare for the polls.

Timisha Barnes-Jones, principal of West Charlotte High School.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

Timisha Barnes-Jones, principal of West Charlotte High School, was named 2018 principal of the year for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district in a surprise ceremony Tuesday.

Three people prosecutors say are members of the United Blood Nation gang in North Carolina were sentenced yesterday in Charlotte.

A second South Carolina law enforcement officer died, several weeks after what police call an ambush attack in Florence, South Carolina. 

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A three-judge panel has agreed to delay enforcing its entire ruling that strikes down several parts of the state's election administration law until Dec. 3. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Charlottean Gavin Edwards is a New York Times best-selling author of 9 books.  He focuses on the biggest names in pop culture and music from Bill Murray to Aretha Franklin.  His latest book – which comes out on Tuesday- is about one of Hollywood’s biggest stars: Tom Hanks.  We talk to Gavin Edwards about The World According to Tom Hanks and more.

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The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to spend $250,000 to study 70 acres of the Eastland Mall site with the developer, Crosland Southeast/Eastland Community Development, which will spend another $250,000 on the project.

Flickr / Rick Flair

Wrestling legend Ric Flair and his daughter Charlotte Flair, also a wrestling star, are facing a $5.5 million lawsuit over comments made in the book they wrote together.

Scooters parked outside the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
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Updated Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
Charlotte's electric scooter pilot program is now over, and it looks like scooters are here to stay. For now, city staff are not recommending any new local safety rules.  Instead, they'll start a scooter safety campaign in the coming weeks. 

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After five days of early voting in North Carolina, turnout resembles early voting from the presidential election in 2016 – not a mid-term election.


Clemson University officials say six students remain hospitalized after being injured early Sunday morning when the floor of a clubhouse party room collapsed.

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SouthBound: Frye Gaillard On The ‘60s And What It Meant (Especially In The South)

Frye Gaillard has been writing about the South for going on 50 years. In SouthBound's home base of Charlotte, he was a legendary feature writer for the Charlotte Observer. But he’s best known for his books, which range from a study of school integration to a biography of Jimmy Carter.

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Charlotte Talks Midterm Election Special

Mike Collins previews the races 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Booth Playhouse

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