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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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Vermont voters made history on Tuesday as Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman, won the Democratic primary for governor.

Hallquist, who will now face Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott in the general election, becomes the first openly transgender person to ever win a major party's nomination for governor in U.S. history. If she wins in November, she'd be the nation's first transgender governor.

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Charlotte emergency food and shelter programs that lost more than $500,000 in federal funding in June are getting that money back — at least for this year. 

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The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is announcing more steps to address crowded driver license offices and long wait times.

Rendering of Corning Inc.'s planned $60 million optical cable plant at Trivium Corporate Center in southeast Hickory.
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Corning Inc. has signed up to be the first tenant in a new business park being built in southeast Hickory. The company and local officials announced plans Tuesday for a $60 million plant to make cable for its Optical Communications division, creating up to 110 jobs.

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper wants to elevate a local judge to be a special Superior Court judge after the General Assembly rejected one of his recent choices.

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The Charlotte City Council is in a midst of a summer break from regular weekly meetings but Mayor Vi Lyles has called a special meeting for Tuesday afternoon, including unspecified closed sessions, and people are wondering what it's all about.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

Two owners of a Davidson nail salon recently charged with human trafficking have been arrested again on assault charges. Davidson Police arrested Thuy Tien Luong, 34, and Nip Tsi, 35, involving an incident they say occurred at the Luxury Nail Salon in Davidson on July 26.

A jury has found former NASCAR driver Greg Biffle to have “intruded offensively upon the privacy” of his ex-wife be secretly videotaping her.  According to WSOC-TV, on Monday jurors ordered him to pay just $1 after finding the hidden cameras did not cause Nicole Biffle any emotional distress.  

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Amazon has mushroomed from an online book seller to a seller of everything, gobbling up all kinds of businesses along the way. What's behind this, and what does it mean for consumers?

A state Supreme Court candidate on Monday won permission for now from a judge to have his Republican affiliation listed on the November ballots.

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