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Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that his new budget will recommend $130 million for school security and youth mental health resources.

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Vice President Mike Pence will be in Charlotte Friday afternoon, promoting tax cuts signed into law by President Trump in December.

Charlotte City Councilor LaWana Mayfield pushed a Sept. 11 conspiracy theory on her Facebook page.
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Charlotte City Council Member LaWana Mayfield isn’t taking down her Facebook post that suggested 9/11 was a conspiracy and she is refusing calls to resign after the post sparked controversy.

State judges ruled Friday that primary elections in four Wake County legislative districts can go forward next month, despite a challenge to the boundaries that were redrawn over the past year.  The three-judge panel at Wake County Superior Court in Raleigh said that with candidate filing complete and the election just a few weeks away, it was too late to halt the vote. 

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Updated April 8, 2018 at 11 a.m.

U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman pulled out his own loaded handgun during a meeting with constituents Friday in Rock Hill to make a point that guns are dangerous only in the hands of criminals.

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Primaries are gearing up in North Carolina and the voter registration deadline is fast approaching. Here's what voters in Mecklenburg County need to know in preparation for the elections.

The Green Party has become North Carolina's fourth official political party thanks to a new law offering more options to qualify, giving more candidate choices to some voters this fall.

U.S. Rep. Alma Adams (D-Charlotte) formally kicked off her campaign for re-election Sunday and announced endorsements from local elected officials. 

Adams represents the 12th District, which includes an area from the Iredell County line south to south Charlotte. She's a former teacher and a state legislator now in her second term.

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The Supreme Court has already heard a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now, before even deciding that one, the court is taking up another similar case.

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Video visits with inmates and participation in a federal immigration enforcement program were two of the flashpoint issues at the Mecklenburg County sheriff's forum Thursday night at Little Rock AME Zion Church.

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