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New NC bill would update sexual assault laws prompted by Charlotte woman’s experience
Leah McGuirk came forward in 2018, after she said her drink was drugged at an Uptown bar. She discovered in North Carolina, there is no clear law against drugging someone’s drink.
Published March 20, 2019 at 11:15 PM
Why you’re seeing old, snapped utility poles tied to new, sturdy ones
A utility pole breaks, and someone comes out, straps it to a sturdy new pole. But the old, busted one is left behind – secured by a rope or cord.
Published March 14, 2019 at 10:09 PM
New NC bill could allow more children to use CBD oils
Right now, a small group of children in North Carolina can use CBD legally. A newly reintroduced bill aims to make that group much broader.
Published March 13, 2019 at 10:26 PM
Mint Hill teacher surprised with national honor
Nobody knew why Queen's Grant Community School was gathering for a school-wide assembly. It turned out – it was all to honor her.
Published March 12, 2019 at 4:34 PM
Local families say property owners will not accept low-income housing vouchers
In one county, just more than half of people who qualify for and receive housing vouchers are able to find property owners who will accept them.
Published March 11, 2019 at 10:45 PM
Teen raises cancer funds that could now help save her own life
The teen never could have known the money she was raising for several weeks with other students, would end up helping to treat her.
Published March 9, 2019 at 4:10 PM
Thieves ransack home after mom passes away in Monroe
A Monroe man's mom died less than two weeks ago. Then, he finds her home ransacked - sentimental items, stolen.
Published March 8, 2019 at 12:22 AM
“He was my sunshine.” Rowan County parents remember children who died due to overdoses
Tuesday marks National Black Balloon Release Day, a day to remember people, like their children, who have died of overdoses.
Published March 6, 2019 at 11:39 PM
NC annual schools report shows increase of reported sex offenses on campus
While overall school crime a majority of individual categories of crime decreased last year, students’ reported sexual offenses saw a nearly 50 percent increase.
Published March 5, 2019 at 5:14 PM
Local photographer uses unique skills to help client hurt badly in Monroe crash
A local photographer recognized a Monroe man badly hurt in a crash as one of her clients. Now, she's taking the lead to help him and his family.
Published March 4, 2019 at 11:19 PM
New CBD businesses, delivery system launch amid new regulations
Earlier this month, North Carolina banned any CBD products with health claims, dietary supplements like vitamins and CBD in food.
Published February 28, 2019 at 11:28 PM
Mecklenburg Co. domestic violence court eliminates rule that separates men and women
Advocates say it's the last county in the state to do away with the rule. Its elimination is meant to help members of the LGBTQ community, but advocates say it could ease tensions for any survivor that enters the chambers.
Published February 26, 2019 at 6:09 PM
Residents report contractor who reportedly scammed 76-year-old, multiple others, out of hundreds
Some homeowners in the area say a man working as contractor collects hundreds of dollars in deposits, and never starts the job.
Published February 25, 2019 at 11:53 PM
Experts say hole under Charlotte couple’s home likely old mine shaft to gold
The city skyline view from Ashley Weidner’s back porch is her dream. But now, a large hole inside the home's basement has become somewhat of a nightmare.
Published February 21, 2019 at 11:39 PM
Fourth ward neighbors say loiterers have driven children out of playground
Some neighbors think it's time parents take back the park, as a community.
Published February 21, 2019 at 5:37 AM
Charlotte dad says rescue group wrongfully gave away daughter’s lost dog
A Charlotte dad says just days after bulldog Zeus was reported missing, a local group advertised the dog as adoptable on its Facebook page. He's now trying to get it back.
Published February 18, 2019 at 11:02 PM
All-Star crowd helps food truck business during slow season
These business owners are hoping the added customers can launch into something big for them. Some traveled more than two hours for the opportunity.
Published February 15, 2019 at 10:47 PM
Clear bags required for nighttime light rail travel this weekend
As the NBA All-Star weekend approaches, so do the thousands of extra visitors headed to Uptown, and that’ll mean extra security for those who travel through the area.
Published February 14, 2019 at 11:39 PM
Charlotte teens continue safety conversations year after Parkland school shooting
Some young activists can’t vote – not yet. So, they’ve used their voices before local leaders, encouraging further safety measures.
Published February 13, 2019 at 11:30 PM
CMPD grant request sparks heated city council discussion on immigration enforcement
Though CMPD continues to deny it has any coordination with ICE, some members of city council question their relationship.
Published February 11, 2019 at 11:43 PM
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Salaries of Landis town leaders released amid SBI embezzlement investigation
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