Updated: 1:45 p.m. Power outages have persisted across North Carolina and the Charlotte region after Tropical Storm Michael swept through Thursday. There are more than 409,000 power outages in the state with the highest concentration in Guilford County, where Duke Energy reports 93,773 customers without power. In Mecklenburg County, there are still 27,956 Duke Energy customers without power.
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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.