CMS Superintendent Clayton Wilcox with CMPD chief Kerr Putney.
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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.

Gwendolyn Glenn

According to data released by the Institute of International Education this week, enrollment of new international students at American colleges and universities fell for the second year in a row.

Enrollment at the undergraduate level fell by nearly 7 percent and by more than 5 percent at the graduate level.

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.

The Conversation: 3 Ways The Women's Movement In U.S. Politics Is Misunderstood

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A record number of women are headed to statehouses and Capitol Hill in 2019. One hundred women were elected to the U.S. House, which means that at least 121 women will serve in the 116th Congress – up from the current 107.

Twelve women were elected to the U.S. Senate. This new record shatters the 1992 “year of the woman” in which five women were elected to serve in the Senate.

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. 

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.