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Five former North Carolina governors criticized two amendments on the November ballot that they say would weaken the governor’s office and threaten the state’s constitution. The three Democrats and two Republicans accused state legislators of trying to take over the governor’s office at a press conference in Raleigh Monday.

Greensboro-based apparel and accessories manufacturer VF Corporation announced a major restructuring Monday, including a split into two independent, publicly-traded companies. 

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Staples fired a manager Monday for assuming an expecting mother of twins was shoplifting at a store in Pineville.

One of four turbines inside the mountain serve two purposes: to generate electricity and to pump water back up into the lake.
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Duke Energy has begun a $200 million project to add electrical generating capacity at a big hydroelectric dam in South Carolina. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Aug. 6 approved a license amendment that lets Duke install more powerful turbines at the Bad Creek Hydroelectric Station on Lake Jocassee, in northwest South Carolina.

The Conversation: Walmart Tried To Make Sustainability Affordable. Here's What Happened

Aug 13, 2018
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COMMENTARY:

What a difference the birth of a granddaughter can make. For Lee Scott, who ran Walmart from 2000 to 2009, the arrival of his granddaughter not only convinced him the threat of global warming was real but set him on a course that altered the very DNA of the world’s largest retailer

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The FBI has fired an embattled special agent who was removed from the Russia inquiry after internal investigators discovered he had criticized then-candidate Donald Trump in text messages with another bureau official.

Peter Strzok had remained on the FBI payroll until his employment finally was terminated on Friday, his attorney said Monday morning.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

A decade after the Great Recession, economic historian Adam Tooze has explored the causes and the continued impact of those turbulent years. He joins guest host Erik Spanberg for a look at the current climate, from tariffs to the possibility of another recession.

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A small group of white supremacist demonstrators and hundreds of counter protesters marched in the nation’s capital Sunday on the one-year anniversary of the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one person dead. There were no organized movements in Charlotte this past weekend, but the reverberations of the events last year are still felt locally. We spoke with people in Charlotte’s University area on their reflections a year later. 

NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

North Carolina’s five living former governors will hold a press conference in Raleigh Monday to send a bipartisan message against two of the proposed amendments to the state constitution that will be on the ballot this fall.  

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Police are conducting a homicide investigation after a man was found dead inside a north Charlotte home Sunday morning.

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