Kerrick Resigns

CMPD officer Randall Kerrick resigned, effective Oct. 2, and will receive more than $100,000 as part of his separation agreement. Kerrick was suspended from the force after fatally shooting an unarmed African-American man two years ago. His trial ended in a hung jury.
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Breakin' Convention Flips The Modern Dance Script

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 Charlotte Viewpoint 

No one could possibly have imagined the reverberations when, in 1973 in the rec room of the 1520 Sedgewick Avenue apartment tower in the South Bronx, Clive Campbell—known hereafter as DJ Kool Herc—happened to notice that club-goers preferred the instrumental breaks in the funk, soul and reggae records he was spinning. Eager to tap into that enthusiasm, he soon found a way to keep two records looping to keep the break-beat going and, copping from the tradition of Jamaican dancehall DJ’s toasting over the music they played, began chanting over the beats to the delight of the audience.

Two Triangle Chemists Win Nobel Prize

Oct 8, 2015

Two of the three winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry live and work in the Triangle. Aziz Sanjar is a professor of bio-chemistry and bio-physics at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Paul Modrich is a professor of bio-chemistry at Duke University.  As WUNC’s Dave DeWitt reports, it was another example of collaboration between two universities that may be known best as fierce rivals.

A Charlotte-based hygiene company is admitting to some dirty accounting. The U.S. Attorney's office in Charlotte is charging Swisher Hygiene with accounting fraud, and the company is agreeing to a $2 million penalty.

Pumpkin Perfection: A Showstopper Recipe

Oct 7, 2015
Amanda Clark

Maybe you’re over the “pumpkin craze,” or perhaps it’s a flavor you crave as the temperatures drop and the leaves change color.

My dinner club has a different theme each month. Last month, we each blindly chose a color to be the prominent one in our dish. We even threw in curveballs like white and pink, but I got orange (!) and if there’s one orange ingredient that I associate with this time of year, it’s pumpkin. It’s a favorite of mine, and I quickly got to thinking about all the flavorful possibilities.

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A field of eight mayoral candidates is now down to two. Jennifer Roberts beat Democratic incumbent Dan Clodfelter by nearly 10 percent.  She faces Republican Edwin Peacock in the general election.

Comedian Steven Wright’s style of delivering one-liners in a serious, deadpan demeanor is a genre unto itself. Wright’s career has spanned more than 30 years. He brings his standup act to Charlotte’s McGlohon Theater on Friday. Morning Edition host Marshall Terry caught up with him over the phone from his home in Rhode Island. Wright says his reputation for quick one-liners has grown in the last decade, thanks to the Internet. But not all of it’s deserved.

A doctor in Hickory pleaded guilty Monday to charging Medicare and Medicaid nearly half a million dollars in fraudulent reimbursement claims. It's the latest example of how the U.S. Attorney's office in Charlotte is building a reputation for being especially aggressive in prosecuting health care fraud.

Erin Keever

A Charlotte family has made it to the big screen. The Patels, an Indian-American family, are the stars of their own documentary. The film follows the comedic journey of actor Ravi Patel trying to find his future wife. But there’s a catch, his parents are the ones calling all the shots. WFAE’s Sarah Delia met the Patels at their home in Charlotte and has this story.

Governor McCrory talks about storm damage
NC Governor's Office

The Carolinas escaped the full brunt of Hurricane Joaquin this weekend, as the Category 4 storm turned northeast into the Atlantic. But the side effects of Joaquin are with us for at least another day, with heavy rain still soaking the region and high winds toppling trees and knocking out power to thousands of homes. At least five people have died this weekend on the East Coast in accidents related to the storm. 

Hurricane Joachim continues to head east, away from the U.S. east coast, but heavy rain is hitting the Carolinas. About 2 inches of rain fell in the Charlotte area between Friday morning and noon Saturday, according to the National Weather Service

More than 10,000 Duke Energy customers in the Charlotte area were without power Saturday morning. That number was down to about 2,500 at of 2 p.m.


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