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More than 40 films are on tap for Charlotte’s third annual CineOdyssey Film Festival, being held at the Mint Museum. The three-day festival features filmmakers, producers and actors of color from around the world.

University Of South Carolina Hires Retired General With Trump Ties

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Trustees at the University of South Carolina ended a divisive search for a new president by hiring a retired Army general with ties to President Donald Trump.

Ally Bank CEO Jeffrey Brown (center left) and Panthers President Tom Glick joined Ally employees in announcing their soccer partnership.
Ally Financial

The campaign to bring a Major League Soccer team to Charlotte is winning support from the city's business community. Ally Financial on Friday announced an agreement that would make it the lead sponsor of a Charlotte MLS team. 

Drawing shows what the Gateway District might look like after it's redeveloped.
City of Charlotte

Charlotte and state Department Of Transportation officials have put out a call for developers interested in building the proposed Gateway Station mixed-use project next to realigned passenger rail tracks uptown. The development on 13 acres off West Trade Street could include shops, offices, housing and a hotel as well as a new Amtrak train station. 

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ASHEVILLE -- Federal authorities have fined the Biltmore Estate for hiring a non-United States citizen over a qualified applicant from the U.S.

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When it’s too hot to lift anything heavier than a cold glass to your parched lips, it’s officially summer sangria season. With lower alcohol content than many cocktails (and even alcohol-free for those who wish), this pleasant concoction of wine, fruit, and bubbles is at home everywhere from picnics to parties. Sure, lots of restaurants serve sangria, but it’s easy to make your own.

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Police say officers responding to a car wreck in Charlotte on Friday morning discovered a homicide instead.

House of Soccer
House of Soccer

It’s summertime, and there's no shortage of events around Charlotte. Ryan Pitkin, editor of Queen City Nerve, joins WFAE's "All Things Considered" host Mark Rumsey for another edition of Weekend In Entertainment. 

Duke Energy Sued For 2014 Coal Ash Spill Environmental Harm

Jul 18, 2019
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RALEIGH -- The federal, North Carolina and Virginia governments want a judge to declare the country's largest electricity company liable for environmental damage from a leak five years ago that left miles of a river shared by the two states coated in hazardous coal ash.

United Way of Central Carolinas

The United Way of Central Carolinas headquarters will move from its longtime home on Brevard Street in uptown Charlotte to a smaller space a few blocks away later this year. 

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ASHEBORO -- Officials at the North Carolina Zoo say a worker was killed after falling from a tree during a rescue drill.

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RALEIGH -- A North Carolina state legislator has entered the 2020 gubernatorial race, providing a rival in the Republican primary for Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, who's been preparing for years to seek the party's nomination.

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For generations, black landowners in the South relied on informal agreements, instead of wills, to keep property in the family. In a new article from investigative news outlet ProPublica, reporter Lizzie Presser investigated the story of a Carteret County family’s land loss and how African Americans across the country lost about 90% of their farmland between 1910 and 1997.

Shoulder lanes are used in Europe and some U.S. states, including I-66 in Virginia.
FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

Updated July 19, 2019
The idea of converting the shoulders of Interstate 77 in the Lake Norman area into travel lanes lanes at rush hour is a step closer to happening. The area's transportation planning organization approved re-allocating $47 million to the project at its meeting Wednesday night. 

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Dan McCready, the Democratic candidate for the 9th Congressional District special election, said Wednesday he wants to expand the number of Americans who can serve in the AmeriCorps – a government-funded community service organization. 

The new CATS commuter buses are more comfortable
CATS

Thousands of drivers a day have been using toll lanes on I-77 for speedier commutes since the first 15-mile section opened in June in the Lake Norman area. But it may be a while before commuter buses are taking advantage of the lanes. 

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Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles says she’s hoping for a unanimous vote to approve eight affordable housing projects at next week’s City Council meeting. If approved, the projects would cost $12.8 million, with funding from the Housing Trust Fund.

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education will meet Friday morning to discuss the contract of recently suspended Superintendent Clayton Wilcox.

Former SC Governor, Congressman Sanford Mulls 2020 Bid

Jul 17, 2019
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman, floated the possibility on Tuesday that he would mount an uphill challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination.

Bank of America reported a profit of $7.3 billion for the quarter that ended June 30. That was even with the first quarter but up 8% from a year ago, mainly on higher profits in its consumer bank.

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