The Charlotte City Council will vote on switching to four-year terms. The council's budget committee agreed to send the issue to the full council.
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Charlotte City Council Will Vote On Four-Year Terms

Frustrated by the demands of running for re-election every two years, Charlotte City Council members are considering switching to four-year terms.

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Charlotte Mecklenburg Police are investigating a shooting Monday morning on Shamrock Drive in east Charlotte.  CMPD says nobody was hurt in the incident, which was reported at 9:04 a.m. near Lawrence Orr Elementary School. 

Florence: Evacuations Continue As North Carolina Rivers Rise

Sep 24, 2018
Flooding in the Pee Dee River region in South Carolina.

BLADENBORO, N.C. — Florence is by no means done swamping the Carolinas, where rivers remain high above flood stage and thousands of people were told to plan to leave their homes Monday.

drinking fountain

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools is starting its second round of water testing Monday. CMS said the second round of testing will include 17 high schools, 15 middle schools and three administrative sites, all built before 1989. The district will send parents notifications before testing happens at their child's school and when results will be available.

Charlotte Talks: North Carolina's Hurricane History

Sep 24, 2018
East Carolina University / FEMA

Monday, Sept. 24, 2018

The Tar Heel State's long history of hurricanes now includes Florence and her record flooding. Guest host Erik Spanberg explores that history and the lessons learned.

Democratic candidates for the North Carolina House and Senate speak at a fundraiser at Free Range Brewing in NoDa.
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If North Carolina Democrats win either four state House seats or six Senate seats, they break the Republicans “super majority” in the General Assembly.

The Carolina Panthers made a strong statement in Sunday’s victory over Cincinnati. Another strong statement was recently made by the Panthers’ new owner that stood out to WFAE’s Tommy Tomlinson for several reasons.

In the days after a flood recedes, there's a scene that plays out repeatedly. House after house looks like it's gotten violently ill and vomited all of its waterlogged possessions out onto the lawn.

"It's just heartbreaking," Jerry Gray, 75, says while sitting in his front yard in Kinston, N.C. What used to be his worldly goods are strewn on the lawn around him — wet mattresses, broken furniture, soggy clothes.

"I've been here 16 years," Gray says with a sigh.

Updated at 11:18 p.m. ET

Days before the Senate is set to hear from a woman who alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her while in high school, Kavanaugh is denying fresh accusations from a college classmate who also alleges he acted inappropriately toward her.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera wanted a little something more from his offense, which is why he turned to his old boss Norv Turner as the team's new coordinator this season.

Rivera, who once coached under Turner in San Diego, said he got exactly what he was hoping for Sunday.

When floodwaters from Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina's Lumberton area, some families were unable — or unwilling — to take their pets with them when they evacuated.

The flooding hit rapidly, the Asheville Citizen-Times reported, when temporary levees failed and sent water gushing into the surrounding area.


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