CMS Superintendent Clayton Wilcox with CMPD chief Kerr Putney.
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CMS Makes Security Adjustments After Fatal Shooting At Butler High School

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.

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

Updated 2:25 p.m.
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.

Updated at 1:13 p.m. ET

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., delivered a 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.

"Each day he [Acosta] is deprived ... [he] suffers a harm that cannot be remedied in retrospect," Kelly said.

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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Nannie Potts was the first female and only African American Mayor of Cornelius. She passed away Nov. 9 at 80-years-old. Potts was a teacher and led summer programming for kids in the Smithville neighborhood, where she lived.

The Conversation: Why Politicians Are The Real Winners In Amazon's HQ2 Bidding War

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Now that Amazon has announced the winners of its competition to host its second headquarters, a question on many minds is whether it’ll be worth the incentives offered.

Rachel Hunt campaign

Democrat Rachel Hunt's lead over Republican incumbent Bill Brawley has grown to 68 votes after the Mecklenburg Board of Elections reviewed roughly 2,600 provisional ballots late Thursday night.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Police have identified the man who was found shot to death in a car in east Charlotte Wednesday evening.



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