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What To Expect At Charlotte Pride This Weekend

Charlotte's annual pride parade and festival kicks off in uptown this weekend, bringing with it drag queens, rainbows, and a slew of outdoor activities and live entertainment. Organizors are expecting more than 150,000 people to attend over the course of the two-day event - about on par with last year's attendance - and more than 6,000 people are expected to participate Sunday's parade, which steps off at 1 p.m.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney released a statement Wednesday afternoon denouncing officers that park their marked police cars in handicap spaces after a photo documenting the act was posted on Twitter.

The North Carolina 9th Congressional District is seen here in green.
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For decades a Republican stronghold, North Carolina's Ninth Congressional District is in play this year. The district, which stretches from the affluent neighborhoods of southeast Charlotte's "wedge" across rural counties that reach east of Fayetteville over 140 miles away, supported President Trump by almost 12 points in 2016. But Democrat Dan McCready is garnering national attention as the candidate with a chance to end the district's streak of Republican control.  

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A panel of judges ordered state elections officials not to print ballots for the November election, as it considers whether North Carolina's Republican-dominated legislature is trying to fool voters with the wording of proposed amendments to the state constitution.

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The company that makes a chemical that's been found in private wells near its Fayetteville plant will stop providing bottled water to residents whose wells meet the state's health goal.

Three people were arrested after Henderson County deputies investigating possible bear poaching were fired on.  The sheriff’s office says Hunter Alan Wright, 22, James Bradley Owen, 21, and Owens’s father, James Gary Owen, 49, were arrested shortly after the incident near Mills River Saturday night.  

Divers recovered a body in Lake Norman on Monday. The Iredell County Sheriff’s office says a search for the person was conducted following a 911 call earlier in the day about someone who may have been struggling in the water near the restaurant Eddies on Lake Norman on Williamson Road.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

How is it that the United States is "the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world?" Mike Collins examines the causes and solutions.

This former high-occupancy lane over I-85 on I-77 southbound will be widened to carry two toll lanes.
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State Transportation Secretary James Trogdon will be in Cornelius Wednesday afternoon to brief the NCDOT's Local Advisory Group on options for modifying the controversial I-77 toll lanes project. The visit comes three months after most local officials in the group backed their own proposal: Buy out the $650 million contract with the private company building the lanes and convert one toll lane to a free lane.

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office
Cleveland County Sheriff's Office

A Cleveland County deputy was shot in the leg and face late Tuesday night after he responded to a call at a car dealership.

SouthBound Radio Hour: Vol. 16

Aug 15, 2018
Courtesy of the Punch Brothers

Recent SouthBound guest Ben Owen III curated this week's Radio Hour personally — these are some of the songs he listens to while he's working in his pottery studio in Seagrove, N.C. 

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