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Amanda Sawyer after her arrest on June 4, 2018.
Mecklenburg County Jail

A woman led police on a high-speed chase yesterday from Charlotte to Monroe that ended in the woman crashing.  Police say the chase began after officers tried to pull 30-year-old Amanda Sawyer over for speeding. 

She took off and eventually reached speeds of around 100 miles per hour. Police arrested Sawyer after she wrecked near Dickerson Boulevard and Highway 74.  Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department helicopters were monitoring the chase from above. Police say two children were in the car with Sawyer and that no one was seriously hurt during the chase. 

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Hopewell High School principal John Dino Gisiano, who was suspended with pay in July, has resigned, according to CMS officials.

In a message sent to parents Tuesday night, Matt Hayes, the school’s Learning Community Superintendent said retired principal Michael Turner will serve as the Beatties Ford Road school’s interim principal.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

A closer look at the series of media mergers, and how they impact what you watch. Mike Collins talks with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik.

A judge has declined to rule on a request to block some constitutional amendment questions approved by lawmakers from appearing on ballots this fall in North Carolina. 

In this file photo from 2014, more than 900 artists performed during the two-day Festival of India in uptown Charlotte.
Tasnim Shamma

As Charlotte grows, so does its diversity. Indians represent one of the fastest-growing segments of the population. It’s doubled since 2010, to more than 20,000 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Indian heritage and customs will be celebrated uptown this weekend during the annual Festival of India.

On All Things Considered, WFAE's Gwendolyn Glenn spoke with Vinay Sawhney about the festival and the growth of Charlotte’s Indian community. He came to Charlotte from India when he was 13.

In the middle of the North Carolina Piedmont, halfway between Charlotte and Raleigh, there’s a little town called Seagrove that is famous for one thing: Pottery. Dozens of potters live and work there, continuing a tradition that has lasted in Seagrove more than 100 years.

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Former NFL wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. says he battled depression during his 16-year career with the Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens.

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A dead fetus was found in the bathroom of an American Airlines plane that had left Charlotte for LaGuardia Airport, according to the medical examiner's office in New York. 

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A former Transportation Security Administration Officer was sentenced to 25 years in prison on drug trafficking conspiracy and gun charges.

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South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham wants to avoid further sanctions on Turkey that he says could hurt a fiber plant in Anderson County.  

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