Ginsburg's Death Is A Major Cultural Moment That's About To Upend Politics Again

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a major cultural moment and has potential implications for the next generation of American society. Just look at the images of people who crowded the Supreme Court's steps Friday night after news of her death broke. The Supreme Court hasn't been this conservative in three-quarters of a century, and if President Trump nominates a replacement for her seat, and he or she is confirmed, it would move the court even further to the right and be difficult for...

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Charlotte Barber

Relief is coming for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools families who say remote learning means too much screen time for their children, Chief Academic Officer Brian Kingsley told the school board Tuesday.

He says CMS will release new standards for screen time next week.

The remnants of Hurricane Sally are dropping torrential rain on southeastern states — and its center was still in Alabama early Thursday, more than 24 hours after making landfall as a Category 2 hurricane. The storm has brought rainfall that is being measured in feet, not inches, in many places.

Sally is now a tropical depression, but it's bringing new flood threats to Georgia and South Carolina Thursday, the National Hurricane Center says.


Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020

When the coronavirus pandemic took the world by storm earlier this year, the race for a vaccine commenced. Now, as we are potentially months away from an FDA-approved vaccine, will it be the silver bullet we’ve been waiting for?

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board Tuesday approved a phased-in approach to bringing students back to school that brings the first students back in less than two weeks -- and the last ones Jan. 18.

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According to an analysis of court filings by the Charlotte Ledger Business Newsletter, there were more divorces on record in June in Mecklenburg County and across North Carolina than any of the previous 12 months. 

An image shown at an Aug. 21 meeting with Huntersville officials shows Colonial Pipeline's radius for testing wells, with DEQ's required distances inside
Colonial Pipeline Company

Colonial Pipeline says an August gasoline pipeline leak in Huntersville happened at a previous repair site, according to the first report the company released detailing the circumstances of the leak.


Republicans are making "law and order" a key part of their fall campaigns. And that includes North Carolina’s state legislative races, where GOP House Speaker Tim Moore this week accused more than 40 Democratic candidates of supporting an agenda that would defund the police.

As explosive allegations were coming to light about immigrant women who say they've been subjected to unwanted hysterectomies and other gynecological procedures, one of those detainees was put on a plane back to her home country.

Pauline Binam was nearly deported Wednesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to Cameroon, a country she left when she was 2 years old. Binam, now 30, was on the tarmac when members of Congress say they intervened.


Five new film productions have been cleared to start rolling throughout North Carolina, signaling a possible return of the state's film industry amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to Gov. Roy Cooper's office, all have COVID-19 safety plans to protect those working in front of and behind the camera.

NC State Eclipses 1,000 Coronavirus Cases Among Students

Sep 16, 2020

RALEIGH — North Carolina State University confirmed on Wednesday it has had more than 1,000 of its students test positive for the coronavirus since classes began on Aug. 10.


How Grieving Has Changed Through The Pandemic

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‘Believe Them And Follow Them’: Folk Musician Si Kahn On 50 Years Of Rabble-Rousing Music Activism

WFAE Presents Charlotte's First Podcast Festival

Learn how to podcast from WFAE hosts and Charlotte podcasters. Admission is free with registration.

A Look Back At Perhaps The Strangest Political Convention Ever

Listen to the latest podcast episode of Inside Politics: The RNC in Charlotte with Steve Harrison and Lisa Worf.

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Get behind-the-scenes insight and analysis about what’s happening in local and statewide politics from political reporter Steve Harrison.


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