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United Way of Central Carolinas

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.
Catawba County EDC

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.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
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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?

Foster Families In Charlotte Have A New Support Group

Aug 14, 2018
Becky Santoro, left, and Sloan Crawford are two of the four Foster Village Charlotte founders.
Jasmin Herrera / WFAE

In Charlotte, there are nearly 500 children in foster care. The city has more children in foster care than there are foster families to support them. That’s where organizations like Foster Village Charlotte come into play. 

COURTESY OF THE SALLIE BINGHAM CENTER FOR WOMEN’S HISTORY & CULTURE, DUKE UNIVERSITY

Ever wondered why Charlotte celebrates Pride in August, and not in June, like most other major cities? WFAE listener Jennifer Lange did.

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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.

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