North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper provides an update on the state's response to Michael Thursday morning.

Cooper Says Michael Is An 'Unwelcome Insult To Injury'

Updated: 10: 55 a.m. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says the state has been spared the worst of Hurricane Michael, which was downgraded to a tropical storm this morning. However, the governor says the storm is still a threat.

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Margaret Hansbrough of the environmental group Mighty Earth is leading the "Stainless" campaign, urging steelmakers to convert to 100 percent clean electricity.
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Environmental groups launched a nationwide campaign in Charlotte calling on steel makers to stop using electricity generated by burning fossil fuels. The lead target of the "Stainless" clean energy campaign is Charlotte-based Nucor. Nucor is the largest U.S. steelmaker and has pioneered in the use of electric arc furnaces.

Five South Carolina law enforcement officers were shot Wednesday — including one fatally — in a Florence County shooting in which the suspect has been taken into custody, authorities said.

The Amazon Fulfillment Center in Concord.
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Amazon announced plans to increase the minimum wage it pays workers to $15 an hour Tuesday.

The company employs hundreds in the Charlotte region and plans to expand with a plant near Charlotte Douglas International Airport and another in Kannapolis. The pay bump will certainly be felt by Amazon's employees, but will also be felt by other employers competing for workers.

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North Carolina’s Department of Public Safety is now reimbursing hospitals for rape kits as required. That’s the conclusion of an inquiry by the Justice Department's Office on Violence Against Women that came after WFAE reported nurses at hospitals said they weren’t being reimbursed for sexual assault exams.



After three days of jury deliberations, Kevin Olsen was found not guilty of rape on all counts.

Ivanka Trump
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Ivanka Trump, whose official title is Adviser to the President, visited the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville Wednesday morning to learn about the facility, which prepares students for careers in automotive-related fields.

View from a train at 36th Street Station in NoDa
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A street connecting two busy north Charlotte roads in NODA will remain closed at least through October 31.

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Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018

The federal deficit is projected to balloon to more than $1 trillion next year. What threat does that pose to the economy, and future generations? Guest host Erik Spanberg talks with Marc Goldwein from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

Groceries, cell phones, car payments and student loans — these are just some of the many expenses parents are taking over on behalf of their adult children. If you've wondered how much it all adds up to, a new study by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave has the answer.


North Carolina counties got nearly $2.5 million dollars in federal grants for drug courts and treatment. These are part of the $320 million the Department of Justice awarded across the country.


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FAQ City: What Happened To Charlotte's Earle Village?

Few Charlotteans may remember Earle Village, the public housing community built in First Ward just outside uptown. It was a bustling community that stretched from 6th street to 10th street, roughly bordered by Myers Street and Caldwell Street. It was the place where 400 of the city's poorest families resided — until the village was condemned to demolition in the 1990s.

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Charlotte Talks Midterm Election Special

Mike Collins previews the races 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Booth Playhouse


She Says

An Investigative Podcast On Sexual Assault

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