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Charlotte Talks: Clayton Wilcox Readies For New CMS Year, Student Reassignment

Thursday, August 17, 2017 Six weeks into his tenure as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent, Clayton Wilcox joins Mike Collins for a discussion on his vision for the district's 150,000 students.

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Monday is the big day for the total eclipse, but it is also the day that CMS bus drivers will begin practice runs of their routes so any kinks can be worked out. Bus drivers are still needed but district officials say they are in much better shape than this time last year.

Kenny Smith spoke at Tuesday's GOP candidate forum at The Palmer Building on East Seventh Street.
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Two of the three Republican candidates for Charlotte mayor addressed local party members Tuesday night, disagreeing on a key issue - whether the city has a role in affordable housing.

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Charlotte School of Law is closed after eight months of fighting to stay open.  The North Carolina Attorney General's Office said Tuesday the for-profit school can no longer operate and, if it tries to, the department will force it to shut down. That's because the school's license has expired. 

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  A Charlotte-area lawmaker who pushed for the 2015 state law that bars state or local governments from removing Confederate memorials says Monday's toppling of a monument in Durham is regrettable, and he hopes the state can hold on to these historical symbols.  Meanwhile, in a web post Monday, Gov. Roy Cooper said that law should be repealed. 

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Photographer Alvin Jacobs of Charlotte does what you’d expect a photographer to do: Lots of personal portraits and fashion photography are in his portfolio.

And then, he has a passion project. He travels to cities with social unrest. He’s captured protests in places like Ferguson, Baltimore, Charlotte. Last weekend, it was Charlottesville.

In the wake of the weekend's racially-tainted violence in Charlottesville, Virginia - tensions have flared in other communities, especially across the South.  In Durham, protesters toppled a monument of a Confederate soldier that has stood outside the old Durham County courthouse since 1924.

And, since Sunday - a brief encounter in a Gaston County neighborhood has brought more emotions to the surface.  A video from the Facebook page of a Mount Holly woman named Page Braswell has gone viral.  She confronted a man who was flying the Nazi flag at his home. He told her his name is Joe Love. WFAE's Mark Rumsey spoke to Braswell about her encounter.

President Trump meeting with the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017
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In a stunning reversal from comments he made just one day prior, President Trump said on Tuesday "there's blame on both sides" for the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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South Carolina’s attorney general filed a lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company for the way it marketed opioid medications. At least five other states have filed similar suits.

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A North Carolina sheriff says he has identified some of the people who toppled a nearly century-old Confederate statue, and he plans to charge them with felonies.

Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews told reporters at a news conference Tuesday afternoon that investigators were preparing arrest warrants and taking them to a magistrate judge. He declined to specify what charges the people would face. The arrests hadn't been made at the time of the news conference.

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WFAE political reporter Tom Bullock has a new podcast primarily tied to the Charlotte mayor’s race. It also delves into other municipal races.

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