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Local News Roundup: North Carolina Stays In Phase 3; Early Voting Numbers Soar; Trump And Harris VisitOn the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: We’re staying in Phase 3 because our COVID-19 numbers are rising, leaving music venues and other businesses reeling. Two major candidates come a-calling and the courts rule on absentee ballots.
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Early voting is surging, and a record-setting number of absentee ballots have been cast. With Election Day less than two weeks away, we get info on everything you need to know to vote in this election from officials across the state.
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A 19-year-old man was arrested in Kannapolis when authorities found a van with weapons and explosives parked in a lot outside a bank in May, and has since been accused of making internet searches involving a plan to kill former vice president Joe Biden.
Jaime Harrison raised a record-shattering $57 million last quarter in his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, but the South Carolina Democrat told The Associated Press on Thursday that the cash is already spent.
Democrats boycotted the vote, pointing to what they called the damage she would do to health care, and reproductive and voting rights, and the fact the vote took place amid the presidential election.
NC's Biggest Increase In Voters Is Among Republicans And Unaffiliated As Registered Democrats DecreaseThere are 149,596 more Republicans and 95,524 fewer Democrats on the North Carolina voting rolls in 2020 when compared to 2016.
Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Oregon have the highest risk of seeing increased militia activity around the elections, according to a new report obtained exclusively by NPR.
The coronavirus pandemic hasn't slowed down the sales of Halloween costumes in the Charlotte area, despite health officials' recommendations to avoid trick-or-treating or large gatherings. The Charlotte Ledger Business Journal's Tony Mecia checks in with WFAE's Marshall Terry on that and other business news this week.
Thousands of people crowded into Gastonia Municipal Airport on Wednesday evening for a rally with President Donald Trump.
"What we do these next 13 days will matter for decades to come," the former president stressed.
Democrats see Mitch McConnell's rush to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett as unprecedented and "outrageous," but they have little power to stop it in a GOP-controlled Senate.
The Democratic nominee envisions a bipartisan group of constitutional scholars who would, after 180 days, make recommendations to reform the court system, which Biden calls "out of whack."
Despite the cascade of other crises this year, climate change has emerged as a key election issue. The two major-party presidential candidates' positions on it could not be more different.
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Congress saw its first two members enter self-quarantine on March 8. Later that month, seven members tested positive or were presumed so and dozens more were quarantined. The ranks have since grown.
View NPR's maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.
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In September 2019, hip-hop publication XXL posed a question: “Is North Carolina next up?” What they’re referring to, in part, is the A+ rap and hip-hop talent coming out of North Carolina including prominent names like J. Cole, DaBaby and Lute. When it comes to Southern-fried rap and hip-hop in the Queen City, Elevator Jay is the name to know as the king of country rap in Charlotte.
School looks different for most students these days because of the coronavirus pandemic. But whether classes are in person or online, a lot of Charlotte-area high schools start very early in the morning.
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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was captured on cellphone video kneeling on Floyd's neck for several minutes, still faces a higher charge of second-degree murder.
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