Gov. Roy Cooper wants more money for school safety needs and higher teacher pay
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper criticized Republican state legislators for proposing a budget that will not fund teacher salaries and school security at the levels he feels are needed. Cooper addressed the budget during a visit to a Huntersville school Thursday.
The Charlotte City Council likely won't approve an agreement to redevelop the vacant Eastland Mall site until at least next February. That's in a timetable approved Thursday by the council's economic development subcommittee.
An annual ranking of public park systems puts Charlotte near the bottom of the 100 largest US cities. The ParkScore Index from the Trust for Public Lands ranks Charlotte and Mecklenburg County 97th, based on spending, park acreage and other factors.
The U.S. Military says the effects of climate disruption are an “accelerant of instability” around the world. Weather extremes along with a lack of food, water and sea level rise can destabilize societies. This can lead to war. Brigadier General Stephen Cheney talks to host Mike Collins about how the military is preparing to deal with these potential threats to our national security.
I didn’t intend to watch the royal wedding this past weekend. While I’d kept up with the details of the impending fairy-tale nuptials occurring across the ocean, I planned to sleep through the live show.