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State Alerted Feds To Possible Absentee Ballot Fraud In 2016 Election

December 14th, 2018|

The Associated Press reports North Carolina Elections officials wanted a federal investigation of possible fraud in absentee voting in Bladen County following the 2016 election. The letter from the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement was backed up by nearly 300 pages of documents released earlier this week by [...]

With school shootings on the rise, counselors say more help needed

October 30th, 2018|

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On any given day, Butler High School lists five school counselors available to help 2,200 students. That's a ratio of one counselor for every 440 kids, which is much higher than the national recommended ratio of one counselor for every 250 students. After Monday's fatal shooting at [...]

3 months, 3 special sessions. Do they really cost NC an extra $50,000 every day?

October 23rd, 2018|

It’s been a hectic few months for North Carolina lawmakers, starting with debate in a special session over six constitutional amendments Republicans had placed on the ballot. A panel of judges then ruled the ballot language for two of these amendments unconstitutional. So another special session of the North Carolina General Assembly was held [...]

“Very heavy” mold levels confirmed at Lake Arbor Apartments

October 2nd, 2018|

Test results confirmed "very heavy" levels of mold at the troubled Lake Arbor Apartments in West Charlotte. Lake Arbor has been at the center of a FOX 46 investigation that's led to the N.C. Attorney General's Office and City of Charlotte Code Enforcement opening up their own investigations. The thing [...]

A look at how much drivers on I-77 can expect to pay in toll rates

September 14th, 2018|

Driving the length of the 26-mile toll lanes being added on Interstate 77 between uptown and Mooresville will cost up to $6.95 during peak times, according to rates disclosed Thursday by private operator I-77 Mobility Partners. Those rates will be in effect for the first six months the toll lanes [...]

Some talented minority politicians in NC are ready to lead

August 30th, 2018|

Every North Carolina governor, U.S. senator, state Senate leader, lieutenant governor, attorney general, superintendent of public instruction and secretary of state all have one thing in common. They’re all white. The influence of African-Americans in statewide office hit a peak in the 1990s, when Dan Blue (now a state senator) [...]

Steele Creek’s growth and location attracts businesses and residents

August 24th, 2018|

Businesses that would not have considered the Steele Creek area 15 years ago now find the area appealing with new Class A office space, destination retail, and a robust industrial sector.  Companies choosing the area include, German engineering giant Siemens relocated to Steele Creek in 2011 and opened a facility [...]

The Defenders: Same-sex couples excluded from NC government forms

August 17th, 2018|

A state lawmaker is promising action after our Defenders investigation uncovered a lack of equality for victims of domestic violence. Public records showed the paperwork required to file an order of protection excludes same-sex couples. Instead, North Carolina's domestic violence protective orders only make allowances for opposite-sex couples, those who [...]

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