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Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles announced her support for Mike Bloomberg as the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Thursday.

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At least four tornadoes were confirmed by the National Weather Service during Thursday's severe weather, the organization said Friday.

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Updated 8:45 a.m. Friday

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is closed Friday. The district says a dozen of its schools are without power and that driving conditions for buses are unsafe following storms Thursday that are being blamed for two deaths and left thousands without power.

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Police say a man was shot to death Wednesday night at a restaurant in southwest Charlotte.

President Trump is delivering the 2020 State of the Union address, which comes under the shadow of his impeachment trial. Watch his remarks live and follow a live annotation of his remarks, including fact checks and analysis from NPR reporters.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is delivering the Democratic response to President Trump's 2020 State of the Union address. Watch her remarks live and follow a live annotation of her remarks, with fact checks and analysis from NPR reporters.

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President Trump will be in Charlotte on Friday.

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A man was in critical condition Saturday after he was shot by police in Pineville.


It's presidential primary season! South Carolina is the fourth state to select its preference for the Democratic presidential candidate – behind Iowa (Feb. 3), New Hampshire (Feb. 11) and Nevada (Feb. 22), and the election is fast approaching. Here's what you need to know.

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Police say a 20-year-old man was shot and killed Friday evening in southwest Charlotte.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say Independence High was briefly placed on lockdown Wednesday morning after officers were told a student at a bus stop had a gun.

One worker died and three other people were injured after an ammonia leak at a warehouse in Iredell County on Friday.


Police on Wednesday released surveillance images they say show a suspect in the Dec. 9 killing of Charlotte restaurant owner Scott Brooks.

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Police say one person was shot and killed and another injured early Wednesday in northwest Charlotte.

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More than 100 students have been forced to find a new school after their private school in east Charlotte suddenly announced it’s shutting down for good.

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President Donald Trump has ordered about 750 soldiers from the Army's 82nd Airborne Division deployed to the Middle East with about 3,000 more preparing for possible deployment in the next several days.

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A group associated with Kenwood Investments based in California bought the property for $1.35 million Tuesday, according to a broker handling the sale.

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From public conversations discussing our ongoing “Finding Home” series or higher education in the Charlotte area to a weeklong series on work-life balance, "Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins" had another year filled with informative and entertaining hour-long shows.

Now in its 21st year, the "Charlotte Talks" staff looked back on 2019 and picked some of their favorite shows.