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Gastonia Police Department

The search continued Sunday for Maddox Scott Ritch. Gastonia Police say the boy, who is autistic and non-verbal, disappeared Saturday afternoon while with his parents at Rankin Lake Park.

The City of Gastonia said more than two dozen law enforcement agencies, fire departments and emergency management units from Gaston, Lincoln and Spartanburg Counties and Charlotte have joined the search. The missing boy is 4 feet tall, with blonde hair. 
Gastonia Police are asking anyone with information in the case to call 704-869-1075.

Alvin C. Jacobs at the entrance of his exhibit at the Harvey B. Gantt Center in uptown Charlotte.
Nick de la Canal / WFAE

A new exhibit opened up this month at the Harvey B. Gantt Center in Charlotte that examines a small neighborhood south of uptown and the people that live there. Brookhill Village is not wealthy like Myers Park. It’s not booming like South End. Many of its residents are poor and African-American, and are making a home in the hundred-or-so deteriorating dwellings that make up the neighborhood. Many of those homes are in the process of being demolished by developers.

This is a barvecue sandwich — not to be confused with a barbecue sandwich.

If you want to understand how the Charlotte food scene is evolving, consider this: You can now get vegan barbecue just north of the city at a spot called Barvecue.

Charlotte Talks: North Carolina's Hurricane History

Sep 21, 2018
East Carolina University / FEMA

Monday, Sept. 24, 2018

The Tar Heel State's long history of hurricanes now includes Florence and her record flooding. Guest host Erik Spanberg explores that history and the lessons learned.

The flooding Cape Fear River has surrounded the gas-fired Sutton plant near Wilmington and overrun a former cooling lake on the site.
Duke Energy

Flood waters have forced Duke Energy to shut down its power plant along the Cape Fear River near Wilmington. 

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper address the public after last night's rescue operation in Bladen County.

North Carolina's National Guard and the United States Coast Guard conducted a rescue operation last night in Bladen County for more than 100 people and 33 animals that were stranded after the Cape Fear River flooded a small town. 

Nkieru Okoye composed "Charlotte Mecklenburg" for the Charlotte Symphony.
The Charlotte Symphony

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra launches its season tonight with famed violinist Joshua Bell playing Braham’s Violin Concerto. But before that, there will be a piece that has never been performed for an audience.

The Conversation: Six Facts On Sexual Assault Among Adolescents

Sep 21, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford’s account of allegedly being sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when they were teenagers is provoking both informed and uninformed comment from politicians. Still more private conversations about the subject are happening in homes and offices around the country.

Friday, September 21st 2018

On the next Local News Roundup-  A look at the recovery operations underway in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.  The long-time Dollar Tree headquarters is set to close.  900 jobs lost. The 2nd anniversary of the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and the protests that followed. And Wells Fargo plans to slash thousands of jobs. 

Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers and their new owner David Tepper are donating close to $1.5 million to aid Hurricane Florence disaster relief efforts.