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A police officer showed up at a Denny’s in Shelby last weekend after a man called complaining that a transgender woman used the same bathroom as his wife. An officer told the patron David Short that the 22-year-old transgender woman broke no law.

CMS students in class.
Gwendolyn Glenn

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system is calling on lawmakers to give them an extension on rolling out new K-3 class size restrictions. That's after lawmakers declined to include funds to build new classrooms in an updated state budget proposal.

It’s our weekly fact check of North Carolina politics.  This week we turn to September’s 9th District Congressional election.  

In a Facebook post May 31, Republican Dan Bishop accused his Democratic opponent Dan McCready of getting almost $1 million in support from a Nancy Pelosi aligned dark money organization during last year’s election.  McCready has criticized the use of dark money, saying it has no place in American politics. 

Peach Pie Charlotte

Whether you want to taste the best of Charlotte or view it, there is plenty to do the second weekend in June. Joining WFAE's Nick De la Canal to discuss what's on the agenda this Weekend In Entertainment is Andy Smith, arts and culture editor of Charlotte Magazine.

Trystan Terrell
CMPD

The suspect in Tuesday's deadly shooting at UNC Charlotte is being held without bail at Mecklenburg County Jail, facing murder, attempted murder and other charges.

CMPD vehicle
NICK DE LA CANAL / WFAE

Updated: 2:55 p.m.

 

Three separate shootings in Charlotte Sunday took the lives of three people, according to reports by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. The first call came in around 1 p.m. CMPD responded to reports of a shooting in west Charlotte near Interstate 77 and LaSalle Street.  

Updated: Thursday at 10:45 a.m.

In Durham Thursday, multiple streets remain closed after a gas explosion rocked the city's downtown Wednesday morning. The explosion reduced a two-story brick building into rubble and sent plumes of smoke billowing over the city.

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State Superintendent Mark Johnson was the lone person to speak in favor of proposed legislation that would give money for classroom supplies directly to teachers during the state board of education meeting Thursday. State school board members raised concerns that mirror those of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials who are concerned that Senate Bill 580 would not provide enough money for classroom materials.

North Carolina Department of Insurance

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey said it was made clear to him when he took office that Global Bankers Insurance Group was treated differently than other companies under his predecessor, Wayne Goodwin.


U.S. Congress and Greg Lindberg LinkedIn

Updated: Wednesday at 10:31 a.m.

North Carolina GOP Chairman Robin Hayes was one of four people indicted in connection with an investigation involving donations made to the state Republican Party.

North Carolina Republican Party chairman Robin Hayes says he will not run for re-election.

The city plans to buy and renovate the 98-unit Sharon Oaks apartments in east Charlotte.
City of Charlotte

The Charlotte City Council on Monday unanimously approved spending $2.1 million to help developers acquire and renovate an east Charlotte apartment complex called Sharon Oaks to preserve what city officials call "naturally occurring affordable housing," or NOAH.

Spectrum Center

For the first time in nearly 30 years, Charlotte’s hosting the NBA All-Star Game. The event, which will last four days from Friday to Monday (Feb. 14 to Feb. 17) and is expected to have a $100 million economic impact on the city, is set to take over uptown. With more than 150,000 expected visitors and numerous parties, Charlotteans will undoubtedly feel the game’s presence as they try to navigate their weekends.

Jessa O'Connor / WFAE

After nearly a year of meetings and discussions, Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board members are still trying to hammer out an equity policy for the district. It would direct district officials in addressing achievement gaps between whites and students of color and other educational disparities stemming from racial and economic factors.

A federal appeals court has ruled that the $7 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline cannot be built across national forest land and the Appalachian Trail.
Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Updated at 8:55 p.m.
A federal appeals court in Virginia has ruled that the $7 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline cannot be built across national forest land and the Appalachian Trail in west central Virginia.

Jessa O'Connor / WFAE

Public faith in Facebook has been rocky in 2018, amid scandals involving data breaches and the spread of misinformation. Despite a rocky year, some in Charlotte remain loyal to — and active on — the platform, including small businesses.

Era Polymers

Australian plastics manufacturer Era Polymer Corporation plans to open its first U.S. industrial facility in Gaston County, creating 20 new jobs in the area and promising to invest $9.2 million in the town of Stanley.

UNC Charlotte

In a decision that’s not entirely unexpected, UNC Charlotte is letting go of head coach Brad Lambert and is opening up a national search to fill the position immediately.

UNC Chapel Hill Libraries

The Salisbury Police Department is investigating the vandalism of a Confederate monument that occurred early Saturday morning.

Salisbury Holiday Caravan Parade

The group that organizes the annual holiday parade in Salisbury and Spencer announced this week that it's shutting down the event. Holiday Caravan cites hate mail and threats to protest the parade as part of the reason.

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