'We're Survivors': Cleanup Begins On Florida's Devastated Coast

After Hurricane Michael blasted through the Florida coastal towns of Eastpoint and Apalachicola, some residents are beginning the long process of cleaning up. This area, just 30 miles east of where the powerful storm's eye made landfall on Wednesday, was expected to – and did – receive the worst of the storm surge. In some areas, the water was more than 10 feet higher than normal. Water came up over the coastal highway, U.S. 98, and caused significant damage to the businesses and homes along...

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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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In an attempt to close a large gender gap before the Nov. 6 election, Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, campaigned in Charlotte Monday for Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris.

Surrounded by bus drivers and managers, CMS transportation director Adam Johnson announced a pay raise for all school bus drivers.
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CMS officials have received lots of complaints from parents this year about buses being late. They blame it on a shortage of drivers. A pay raise for bus drivers was announced Monday as a way to recruit and retain more drivers. 

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools board of education has received a national award for work highlighting student achievement gaps based on race and poverty.

The National Weather Service predicts Hurricane Michael will reach the Carolinas by Thursday.
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Tropical storm Michael became Hurricane Michael Monday morning, and is on track to be in the Carolinas between Wednesday evening and Thursday evening. 

Voters in Bosnia and Herzegovina chose a new parliament and three-person presidential council Sunday. Preliminary results showed that a UNC Charlotte technology professor finished fourth in voting for one of the three slots.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

The politics surrounding the nomination, the hearings and the FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh has split the nation. Now that Kavanaugh has been confirmed, how will this divisive process impact the future of the high court? We talk about that. 

When it comes to civilized discourse, Twitter probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But a recent experience on Twitter gives WFAE’s Tommy Tomlinson some cautious optimism.

The other day, I did something dumb on Twitter. Sometimes I think the whole purpose of Twitter is for people to go on there and commit the verbal equivalent of stepping on a rake. I have certainly stepped on more than one rake on Twitter. But this time, what interested me is how my dumb thing ended up playing out.

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As the Charlotte population steadily grows and becomes more diverse, so do the students that attend Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The achievement gap that exists for English language learners, minority students and low-income students has also grown and has become apparent within the school system. To address the gap, some CMS schools have turned to dual language programs and have found success.

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All early voting locations across North Carolina will now have to be open the same weekday hours — 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Lawmakers changed this over the summer after county budgets were already set, causing local elections directors to scramble. In some counties, it means fewer places for people to vote early.

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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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