Yiasou Greek Festival in Charlotte is latest event canceled during COVID-19

Running out of time, and finding no practical way to reschedule to later in the fall, the Yiasou Greek Festival on East Boulevard has been canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What do the kids say? K-12 students sound off on school

Anxious parents around the country are looking to schools that have already opened for signs of how it might go.
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States strain to carry out Trump order on unemployment aid

Governors and state labor department officials around the country are scrambling to figure out if it is feasible to implement President Donald Trump’s executive order to partially extend enhanced unemployment insurance for millions of Americans struggling to find work in the pandemic-scarred economy

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Sunday’s Bible reading described a powerful earthquake. Then the ground shook in NC

  Missing man found dead in area of Lake Norman in Iredell County

  Parents question school bus safety in school districts going back to school

For some schools district in the Charlotte area, school buses are being prepared as students will go back to in person learning this coming Monday. But not all parents are happy with the plan to keep kids safe while getting to and from school. As per guidelines from the state, students will be aske
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  90% increase in COVID-19 cases seen in US children over last month, report says

Severe symptoms still appear rare among those kids infected, making up less than 2% of hospitalizations. However, at least 90 children have died from the disease.

At least five aftershocks reported since 5.1 magnitude earthquake in North Carolina

  Popular Taste of Charlotte Festival canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic; plans to return in 2021

  Majority of CPCC students taking classes online, some return to campus

N.C. reports less than 1K new COVID-19 cases for first time in nearly 50 days

South Carolina sees drop in new coronavirus cases as state surpasses 100,000 total

  GRAPHIC: Autopsy released for woman found ‘viciously murdered’ behind Charlotte business

2.2 magnitude aftershock reported near Sparta following Sunday earthquake

Man being sought in fatal shooting of 5-year-old in N.C.

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Boy with autism kicked out of NJ church for making noise during sister’s baptism

The boy's family says the priest refused to apologize and instead attempted to justify his actions. However, he later said he regrets the mistake in a statement released by the archdiocese.

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  Student-athletes hope CMS decision on fall sports comes Tuesday during board meeting

One big question that’s still in limbo is your child’s chance to play sports this fall. As of Monday night, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools’ parents, players, and coaches say they are still waiting for district officials to decide if there will be any sports this school year.

Trevor Lawrence sparks united #WeWantToPlay movement, players association goal as 2020 season hangs in balance

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence explained his position in a three-post Twitter thread that kicked off a round of tweets from others stars following in his footsteps. By midnight, #WeWantToPlay joined with #WeAreUnited in a call to not only play college football in the fall but do so safely while

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  5.1 magnitude earthquake reported in North Carolina, one of largest ever in state

Did your pet seem to ‘know’ the earthquake was coming?

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake was felt across the Charlotte area. The epicenter was in Sparta, North Carolina.
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  Trump abruptly escorted from briefing after shooting near White House

The White House was placed on lockdown following the incident.

  ‘Be ready for more earthquakes’; USGS predicts aftershocks following 5.1M earthquake in N.C.

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Woman killed in Rowan County wreck

  Uptown Charlotte company gives notice to force homeless community off property