High court front-runner hailed by right, feared by left

Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic, is hailed by religious conservatives and others on the right as an ideological heir to conservative icon Antonin Scalia, the late Supreme Court justice for whom she clerked.
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  GOP hopeful Supreme Court battle will help shift election

Just 44 days before President Trump’s reelection will be decided, Republicans are again looking to a Supreme Court nomination fight to unite a deeply fractured party as it faces the very real possibility of losing the White House and control of the Senate this fall.

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Fire ignites at Charlotte scrap metal field

Driver identified in fatal Charlotte wreck

  Community garden vandalized in west Charlotte

  Demonstrators march in downtown Concord to celebrate prison release of Ronnie Long

  Man denied picking up son arrested for shooting outside Charlotte daycare

The shooting happened around 2:45 p.m. at The Learning Experience – Charlotte in the 3900 block of West Arrowood Road.
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  Tropical Storm Beta forecast to make landfall Monday

Tropical Storm Beta was set to make landfall along Texas' central or upper Gulf Coast late Monday night. It was then expected to move northeastward along the coast and head into Louisiana sometime mid-week, with rainfall as its biggest threat.

Man accused of sexual misconduct with a minor arrested

  'A fervent icon of equal rights’; Local leaders remember Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Man charged with murder in case of N.C. man who went missing after planned car sale

‘I deeply regret the loss of Mr. Easter:’ Charlotte mayor speaks out after CMPD employees ‘cited for termination’

  Crime Stoppers: Police searching for man who shot woman during attempted ATM robbery in south Charlotte

  BBB: Top three scams in Charlotte area in September

  Peaceful rally to be held in Charlotte to honor Jacob Blake, Jr.

  Local church works with City of Charlotte to build sustainable housing units in uptown

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  Biden to GOP senators: Don’t jam through Ginsburg nominee

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska says she doesn’t support taking up a Supreme Court nomination so close to the Nov. 3 election.

SPORTS

Christian McCaffrey to have a MRI on Monday

Not only did the Carolina Panthers lose to Tampa on Sunday, they lost running back Christian McCaffrey to an ankle injury in the 4th quarter. He will have a MRI on his ankle Monday to determine the severity of the injury.

Teddy Bridgewater and the Panthers offense stumbles in loss to Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Kevin Harvick nabs 9th win of season to roll into 2nd round

Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers injury report and scouting report for Week 2

Knox, Wells help Marshall beat No. 23 Appalachian State 17-7

Brenden Knox rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown, quarterback Grant Wells came up with back-to-back big plays when Marshall needed them and the Thundering Herd beat No. 23 Appalachian State 17-7.

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  High schooler unable to access internet with CMS hot spot five weeks into school year

More than 27K coronavirus cases reported in Mecklenburg County

  Some school districts move to Plan A for elementary students, others still deciding

  Victim dies after duplex fire in Charlotte’s NoDa area

Garth Brooks’ sold-out Charlotte show rescheduled for third time, now set for 2021

The concert was first scheduled to happen on May 2.
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Tropical Storm Beta churns slowly toward Texas, Louisiana

Beta would be the ninth named storm to make landfall in the continental U.S. in 2020, tying a record set in 1916.

  Five sworn CMPD employees ‘cited for termination’ in connection to in-custody death of Harold Easter

  Remnants of Sally felt across Charlotte-metro area

  Gov. Cooper announces N.C. elementary schools allowed to return for in-person learning

  President Trump reacts as some N.C. voters mistakenly get 2 absentee ballots