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Bank of America Stadium
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Bank of America Stadium has been chosen to host one of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup matches featuring Mexico's national team, according to an announcement made by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority.

Catawba Nuclear Station, on Lake Wylie.
Duke Energy

Duke Energy has offered buyouts to some employees who work in information technology and nuclear power. A spokesman would not say how many people are affected by the voluntary severance program but said it's part of regular efforts to improve efficiency.

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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.

Steve Harrison / WFAE

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.
Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE

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. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

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.
National Weather Service

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.

Flickr/Beatrice Murch

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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