An Upset In Trump Country: Democrat Doug Jones Bests Roy Moore In Alabama

Updated at 12:44 a.m. ET Democrat Doug Jones has won the Alabama Senate special election, a victory that was a stunning upset in a deeply red state that voted overwhelmingly for President Trump. The president, who had backed Republican Roy Moore despite multiple accusations of sexual misconduct and assault, congratulated Jones on Twitter. The win by Jones, projected by The Associated Press two hours after the polls closed Tuesday night, is sure to send shock waves through Washington. The...

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Last week's guest on SouthBound, John T. Edge, went to the University of Georgia in the early '80s. So did I. Here's some music that was floating around Athens back then -- from local bands and from around the South.

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Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio said Wednesday the county won't pay computer criminals $23,000 to unlock data scrambled in a "ransomware" attack this week. 

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Many Mecklenburg County functions have come to a halt after a ransomware attack encrypted files on at least 30 county servers. The hackers have given the county a deadline of 1 pm Wednesday to pay a ransom of about $23,000.

About 25 people attended the forum, organized by Mecklenburg Ministries, in the chapel at Park Road Baptist Church.
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One reaction by houses of worship to last month's mass shooting at a Baptist church in Texas has been to look inward, and think about church security. Another, discussed at a forum on gun violence Tuesday in Charlotte, is to look outward and ask how people of faith can help battle the problem.

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With five new council members and a new mayor, the Charlotte City Council now turns its attention to laying out its priorities. On WFAE’s Charlotte Talks Tuesday, at-large councilman James “Smuggie” Mitchell says expanding the Charlotte Area Transit system is one of the discussions the new council needs to have soon.

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Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions is a giant in a very specific field. It’s responsible for administering $682 million in taxpayer money to Medicaid recipients in 20 counties in need of mental health treatment, developmental disability services and those seeking treatment for addictions.   

Duke Energy - Carolinas says a “data compromise” could have included about 374,000 of its customers over a nearly 10-year period. The company says the data breach may include customers names, banking information, address, Duke Energy account number and balance.

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Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., has sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi informing them of his decision to step down from Congress as of Tuesday, amid allegations of sexual misconduct leveled by multiple women.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

We hear from three returning city council members who will be joining a new group in which the majority are under 40. Their thoughts on this generational divide and on our new mayor.

Vi Lyles takes the oath of office as Charlotte's new mayor Monday night from Superior Court Judge Yvonne Mims Evans.
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Change - on both the city council and across the city - was the main theme Monday night as Charlotte's new mayor, Vi Lyles, and city council council were sworn in at the Government Center.  The meeting was mostly ceremonial, except for one closely watched piece of business: election of a new mayor pro tem. On that, the council stuck to tradition.

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FAQ City: How To 'Compel' People To Interact With Those Different From Them?

It’s time now to take one of your questions. Awhile back, one of our listeners submitted a question through our website asking if there was anything that could be done to compel Charlotte residents to interact with people different from them - something that could help the city counteract racial segregation that’s grown over the last decade. This question came to us from a listener who wished to be anonymous, and over the last month or so, we’ve posed it to several Charlotteans, both community leaders and average residents.

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Ask Us: Why Charlotte Pride Takes Place In August, And Not June

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Charlotte Homicides In 2017 - A Look At The Victims

WFAE is tracking Charlotte’s homicides, and remembering the victims, through this interactive timeline.

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