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What You Need To Know For The 2018 Midterm Election

Early voting begins Oct. 17 for the 2018 midterm election in North Carolina. The general election will take place Tuesday, Nov. 6. Here’s what voters in Mecklenburg County need to know in order to prepare.

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Democrat Dan McCready is still holding a sizeable fundraising advantage over Republican Mark Harris in the 9th Congressional District race, which is considered one of the most competitive in the nation.

Atrium Health

Atrium Health has plans to build a new hospital in Union County, but first needs state approval to do so. 

Scotland County Schools

North Carolina public schools damaged by Hurricane Florence will receive $60 million in state emergency funding, the Department of Public Instruction says.

Silent Sam Confederate monument
Jasmin Herrera

A judge declined Monday to punish a black UNC Chapel Hill graduate student who admitted to pouring red ink and her own blood on Confederate statue "Silent Sam" in a headline-grabbing protest that preceded the statue's toppling months later.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

This hour on Charlotte Talks, we sit down with astropysicitst Dr. Michio Kaku to hear his take on the future of humanity, and the impact science and technology will have on us going forward.

The North Carolina General Assembly unanimously agreed Monday night to set aside another $800 million dollars for Hurricane Florence relief.

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As more Baby Boomers reach retirement age, and more retirees choose North Carolina as a destination, the state’s population of residents age 65 and older is growing. The figure increased by 335,000 between 2010 and 2016, according to U.S. Census Bureau data reported by the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina.

A video still of James Henry Jones, the focus of the documentary "Chairman Jones: An Improbable Leader."
Anna Jones

James Henry Jones, a self-educated farmer in northeastern North Carolina, emerged as a trailblazer in the effort to integrate schools and address inequality in education in the late 1960s. Along the way, Jones became the state's first black school board chairman. The story of his impact on the civil rights movement is told in the 2015 documentary film, "Chairman Jones: An Improbable Leader."

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North Carolina will vote on six constitutional amendments on Nov. 6 that were written by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.

A tree and utility line remain down on a street in Plaza Midwood.
Sarah Delia / WFAE

Updated Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018
It could be a week before full light rail and streetcar service is restored in Charlotte, due to damage caused by Hurricane Michael last Thursday. Meanwhile, the city says at least 50 streets remain completely or partially blocked. 

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FAQ City: What Happened To Charlotte's Earle Village?

Few Charlotteans may remember Earle Village, the public housing community built in First Ward just outside uptown. It was a bustling community that stretched from 6th street to 10th street, roughly bordered by Myers Street and Caldwell Street. It was the place where 400 of the city's poorest families resided — until the village was condemned to demolition in the 1990s.

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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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