Patrick Braxton-Andrew took this selfie from a lookout above Copper Cannon, near Urique, Mexico. It was on his camera, which his family was given by authorities investigating his disappearance.
Braxton-Andrew family

Body Of Murdered NC Spanish Teacher Found In Mexico

The family of Patrick Braxton-Andrew, the North Carolina teacher who was killed in Mexico, says his body has been found.

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The Camp fire in Northern California's Butte County.
Cal Fire


Once again, the summer and fall of 2018 in the Northern Hemisphere has brought us an epidemic of major wildfires.

CMS Superintendent Clayton Wilcox with CMPD chief Kerr Putney.
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox unveiled new plans to make schools safer with extra security measures that will include the random wanding of students and backpack searches.

Gwendolyn Glenn

According to data released by the Institute of International Education this week, enrollment of new international students at American colleges and universities fell for the second year in a row.

Enrollment at the undergraduate level fell by nearly 7 percent and by more than 5 percent at the graduate level.

Sam Perkins is stepping down after five years as the Catawba Riverkeeper.
Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation

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The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation has announced a change of leadership.

Sam Perkins has stepped down after five years as the Catawba Riverkeeper, monitoring the health and environmental concerns about the waterway.

The Conversation: 3 Ways The Women's Movement In U.S. Politics Is Misunderstood

Nov 16, 2018

A record number of women are headed to statehouses and Capitol Hill in 2019. One hundred women were elected to the U.S. House, which means that at least 121 women will serve in the 116th Congress – up from the current 107.

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A federal judge in Washington, D.C., delivered a decisive blow to President Trump Friday, ruling in favor of CNN and the news media.

Judge Timothy Kelly, a Trump appointee, ordered the White House to restore correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials, something the White House said later it would do.

Erin Hull / Duke Health

A 25-person team of doctors, nurses and staff at Duke University Hospital performed the state's first successful abdominal wall and bowel transplant this week.

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

An alarming number of guns continue to pop up on CMS campuses all over the county.  The idea of four-year terms for Charlotte City Council could be put to your vote next year.  Now that Amazon has chosen two other cities as their 2nd headquarters, we’ll get a chance to see the offer we made.  And the I-77 toll road will not make its deadline of being fully open by the end of the year. Mike Collins and reporters detail those and other stories. 

Patrick-Braxton-Andrew (second from left) with his family, from left, Gary Andrew, Jean Braxton and brother Kerry Braxton-Andrew.
Kerry Braxton-Andrew

Mexican authorities say a drug trafficker known as "El Chueco," or the crook, is a suspect in the murder of a North Carolina Spanish teacher last month. 

Union County

The county manager for Union County has left the job, doing so just months before she was set to retire.



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