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Weekend In Entertainment: Art Exhibits Featuring The Brookhill Neighborhood; Tosco Music Party

This Easter weekend there’s plenty to do in the Charlotte area. From local exhibitions to live music and EDM, it’s something for everyone. Queen City Nerve Editor Ryan Pitkin joined WFAE’s Mark Rumsey for another edition of Weekend In Entertainment.

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After more than three decades, University of North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell has resigned from leading the celebrated program. Her resignation followed an external review that found she made "racially insensitive" remarks, exercised "undue influence" on athletes to play while injured and lacked a connection with her players.

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Nearly the entire state of North Carolina, as well as parts of South Carolina and Virginia, are under a tornado watch this afternoon as a severe storm rakes up the east coast. The National Weather Service says the Charlotte Metro-Area is facing a high risk of damaging wind gusts, and has about a ten percent chance of seeing a twister. 

Friday, April 19, 2019

Body cam video provides more detail on a fatal police shooting. Republican candidates in the 9th Congressional district square off. And the full Mueller report is out. Those and other stories on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup. 

Uber is releasing a new feature to help riders ensure they're getting into the right vehicles.

The development comes several weeks after a University of South Carolina student was killed after getting into a car she had mistaken for the Uber ride she hailed.

CMPD Chief Kerr Putney has filed a petition to release all 11 minutes of video from the body camera of the officer that shot Danquirs Franklin, said Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles.

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This Easter weekend there’s plenty to do in the Charlotte area. From local exhibitions to live music and EDM, it’s something for everyone. Queen City Nerve Editor Ryan Pitkin joined WFAE’s Mark Rumsey for another edition of Weekend In Entertainment.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The father of an Ohio woman who died after being exposed to a rare brain-eating amoeba at a North Carolina whitewater rafting center has settled a wrongful-death complaint.

The Columbus Dispatch reports a federal lawsuit in Lauren Seitz's death was settled Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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On Monday, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department released body-camera video from an officer-involved shooting from March 25. The shooting occurred in a Burger King parking lot in west Charlotte.

A man rides a Lime rental bicycle in uptown Charlotte in late March. The company has phased out the rental bikes.
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It looks like electric scooters have beaten out dockless bicycles in the race for users on Charlotte's streets. Lime said Thursday it has phased out its green rental bicycles in Charlotte over the past several weeks to focus on scooters.  

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a measure written by Republicans and backed by social conservatives that addresses a doctor's responsibilities if an abortion results in an infant born alive.

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Yohana Solomon had to learn a different way of living when she emigrated to America 20 years ago. She took political asylum here as her home country of Ethiopia was in the middle of a war. Eventually, she landed in Atlanta. And now she brings the whole world to a Southern supper table.

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