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I remember a time when Thom Tillis did something courageous.

Media outlets across the state had started doing stories about a shameful part of North Carolina history. From 1929 through 1974, the state had forcibly sterilized some 7,600 men and women who had been classified as mentally ill, promiscuous, epileptic or just “feebleminded.”

The House on Friday approved a sweeping measure that would, among many others things, expand voters' access to the polls. But Senate Republican leaders say that chamber will not take up the bill, calling it a power grab.

Photo courtesy of Tom Hanchett

Tom Hanchett is a historian. Charlotte is his particular area of expertise, but he has spent years studying how the modern South came to be. So how did our history make the South what it is today? And what are some of the changes likely to come our way in the future?

Let’s set aside, for today, the question of whether President Trump is a racist.

Instead, let’s talk about the ways you should not go about trying to prove otherwise.

I already had lots of opinions about the U.S. House election between Mark Harris and Dan McCready. What I didn’t expect to have was feelings.

But then – after all the talk about election fraud, and who knew about what and when – it suddenly turned into a family matter.

Courtesy of April Freidline

Charlotte’s jazz scene has seen its ups and downs over the last 40 years.  One consistency in that time has been Ron Brendle laying down the bass.  Brendle has been a fixture on the scene since the early 80s, playing with his own bands and with touring musicians in town for just the night. 

Rayquan Borum
Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Department

Updated 10:58 a.m.

The last alternate juror has been selected for the trial. Opening statements will be given on Monday.