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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed Thursday because of Hurricane Michael. CMS joins other area school districts that have announced school closures citing safety of students and staff.

Environmental groups tracked logs that were cut from North Carolina forests to Enviva's plants.
Dogwood Alliance

Production of wood pellets continues to expand in North Carolina and across the South. Millions of tons are sent every year to be burned in power plants in Europe, where they're considered a form of renewable energy. But after heavy flooding from hurricanes Matthew and Florence, there's also growing debate over just how environmentally friendly they are.

Cooper Proposes $1.5 Billion For Florence Relief

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Governor Roy Cooper gave his proposed budget after an update on Hurricane Michael.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper recommended $1.5 billion be set aside for Hurricane Florence relief and preparations for future weather-related events at a press conference today in Raleigh.

October 11th, 2018

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles returns for a new edition of Mike and the Mayor. Host Mike Collins will talk with the mayor about the latest in Charlotte's quest for affordable housing, the city nearing a deal on Eastland Mall, bonds on the upcoming ballot and more on the next Charlotte Talks.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says an 81-year-old woman was shot in the leg last night in the city's Belmont neighborhood.

With all the food and drink books already stretching around the world’s waistline, do we really need more of them?

Of course we do. And each year, fall heralds the release of a brand new crop. Here’s a handful of the books worth digging into.

CMPD responded to two separate homicides Tuesday night along Tryon Street.

Library of Congress

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018

MSNBC's Steve Kornacki traces the political polarization of the Trump era back to the partisan warfare in Washington of the 1990s. He talks with Erik Spanberg about how America divided itself into tribes of red states and blue states.

The MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Hurricane Michael when it was a Category 1 hurricane Oct. 8 near the western tip of Cuba.
NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS)

Updated: 6:15 p.m.

Hurricane Michael has been downgraded to a Category 3 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour as it charges northward through Georgia.

'Hope To Hopelessness:' Will Government Step Up After Second Storm?

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AP Photo/Gerald Herber

Dianne Powell is living a recurring nightmare.

In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew filled her brick house with rainwater up to her waist. The storm inundated her town, engulfing homes and highways and causing $4.8 billion worth of damage statewide.

She rebuilt. Then Hurricane Florence struck and swamped her home again.