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Charlotte Mayor

Despite national and local criticism, Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts said Thursday that the city "struck the right balance" in deploying law enforcement while respecting people's right to protest after last week's police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

MODIFIED: 09/30/16 00:10:14

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo said Thursday that as many as 60,000 accounts in North Carolina and South Carolina may have been opened without customer consent, shedding new light on the local scope of the fake accounts scandal that has rocked the San Francisco-based bank.

MODIFIED: 09/30/16 00:16:30

Duke Energy

Charlotte-based Duke Energy on Thursday said it has received the final approval it needs from the North Carolina Utilities Commission to complete its $4.9 billion purchase of Piedmont Natural Gas.

MODIFIED: 09/29/16 23:15:18

HB2 Repeal

The North Carolina House leader says a state law restricting LGBT anti-discrimination rules may not have been fully repealed even if Charlotte leaders had agreed this month to pull back their city ordinance that led to House Bill 2.

MODIFIED: 09/29/16 23:14:14


Communities around Fort Bragg and as far north as the Raleigh suburbs braced for more heavy rain and flooding Thursday after downpours closed schools and threatened to burst a dam.

MODIFIED: 09/29/16 23:12:11

PPP Poll

Hillary Clinton has a four-point lead in one of the first national polls taken after Monday's highly watched presidential debate.

MODIFIED: 09/29/16 23:11:24

Red Wolf Case

A judge said that federal wildlife officials have failed to protect the world's only wild population of red wolves in a preliminary ruling that restricts the government's ability to remove the animals from private property.

MODIFIED: 09/29/16 23:16:02


Duke Energy Carolinas has agreed to pay $1.7 million as part of a settlement of a 2009 fire that burned at least 2,300 acres of Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians tribal forest in Western North Carolina.

MODIFIED: 09/29/16 23:38:31

First Lady Visit

Michelle Obama will campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in North Carolina on Tuesday, with appearances in Charlotte and Raleigh.

MODIFIED: 09/29/16 23:09:02

Kaine Visit

Vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine has arrived in Raleigh where he's spending three days preparing for next Tuesday's vice presidential debate.

MODIFIED: 09/29/16 23:04:46

Pittenger Support

His image reeling amid criticism that he made racist comments about Charlotte's African-American protesters, North Carolina Rep. Robert Pittenger on Wednesday circulated testimonial letters from four black ministers who vouched for his character.

MODIFIED: 09/29/16 23:02:21

House Candidate

An Apex Democrat running for N.C. House wants voters to know she was arrested at a 2013 Moral Monday protest.

MODIFIED: 09/29/16 23:00:46

Libel Lawsuit

Attorney James Johnson told a Wake County jury Thursday that The News & Observer published falsehoods about Beth Desmond, an agent with the State Bureau of Investigation, in an investigative series that appeared in the newspaper in 2010.

MODIFIED: 09/29/16 22:59:51

ACC Championship

The ACC is bringing its football championship game back to Florida.

MODIFIED: 09/29/16 22:58:37

Gender-Neutral Restrooms

California governor Jerry Brown waded further into the national debate over transgender rights Thursday as he signed a bill requiring that all single-stall toilets in California be designated as gender neutral.

MODIFIED: 09/29/16 22:56:07


"We believe this ruling will give red wolves a fighting chance and force the Fish and Wildlife Service to conserve the species."
Sierra Weaver, lawyer for the Southern Environmental Law Center, on a federal judge's ruling to protect the red wolf population.


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