Teachers at Oaklawn Language Academy near uptown Charlotte protest before school Wednesday morning
Michael Falero / WFAE

CMS Teachers Stage 'Walk-In' Protests Over State Pay Raise Impasse

Teachers in many schools across North Carolina staged protests Wednesday morning outside their schools in response to deadlocked negotiations between state lawmakers and Gov. Roy Cooper over educator pay raises.

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I was a library kid. I can still hear the squeak of the hardwood floors in the little library in my hometown in Georgia. I can still smell the faint must of the pages. I can still see the blue spines of the Hardy Boys books I devoured like potato chips. The library had all the books I wanted for free. It seemed like a miracle. It still seems that way.


Events are planned across the Charlotte region in honor of the Veterans Day holiday this Monday, Nov. 11.

The 2016 North Carolina congressional district map.

After a three-judge panel Oct. 28 said North Carolina’s gerrymandered congressional map couldn’t be used for filing that begins in December, the Republican leadership formed a bipartisan committee to draw a new map.


WALTERBORO, S.C. — A South Carolina sheriff has been arrested on a domestic violence charge.


CHAPEL HILL — A University of North Carolina system investigation about the former interim chancellor of East Carolina University determined he "probably consumed" between seven and 10 drinks over several hours while visiting popular student bars in Greenville.

North Carolina No. 2 In Risky Dams Where Failure Could Kill

Nov 10, 2019

RALEIGH — North Carolina has the country's second-largest collection of poorly maintained dams built in places where a failure could kill people.

1040 tax form
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RALEIGH — North Carolina income tax filers will get more generous breaks on their returns soon but could pay more upfront sales taxes for online purchases in a measure Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has signed into law.

Tillis Has Latched On To Trump. Will He Hold On?

Nov 9, 2019
North Carolina U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis spoke during a visit to U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters, Fort Bragg, N.C., April 8, 2015.
Brian Godette / U.S. Army Reserve

RALEIGH — Sen. Thom Tillis is following a simple formula for reelection in closely divided North Carolina: Stand with Donald Trump.

CMPD vehicle

Three people were killed in two separate overnight shootings in Charlotte in the early morning hours Saturday as the homicide total for 2019 rose to 95, police said.

Educators, lawmakers at a press conference
Ann Doss Helms / WFAE

About a dozen Charlotte educators and Democratic state lawmakers gathered Friday to voice support for Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of a bill that he says offers inadequate teacher raises.


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