News from the local region for a station

Robeson County officials say another man has died in North Carolina as a result of Hurricane Matthew. Officials say the man was inside his car when flood waters washed away the vehicle. The man’s name has not been released. It brings the number of deaths in North Carolina blamed on Hurricane Matthew up to 15.

Recap Of McCrory/Cooper Debate

11 hours ago

Wednesday, October 12

Political season is in full swing with debates almost every week. Of particualar importance to North Carolina it  the gubernatorial debate between incumbent Republican Pat McCrory and Democrat Roy Cooper, the state’s attorney general. That debate was Tuesday night and we take a closer look at what was said, the issues discussed, and how this debate might impact the outcome of this close race .

Repairing Charlotte's Damaged Reputation

11 hours ago
Marshall Park, Charlotte
CC0 Public Domain

It’s been a tough year for Charlotte. First, HB2 put us in an unwelcomed spotlight and resulted in millions of dollars of losses. Then, protests and riots following a police shooting ripped at the heart of this new South city, tarnishing our sparkling reputation. What kind of damage has this done to our image and more importantly, how do we repair the internal damage to this city for those who live, work and do business here?

Mayor Jennifer Roberts addresses Monday's City Council meeting, saying racism needs to be solved collectively.
David Boraks / WFAE

The police shooting of an African -American man in Charlotte last month sparked protests not just about policing, but also about racism and inequality. In an open letter a week ago, Charlotte City Council pledged new policies and programs. Monday night, the council took what it called "the first steps."

In a single unanimous vote, the City Council approved a series of measures in response to community anger and frustration after the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.  They include:

WFAE Sarah Delia

A day after the second presidential debate, Donald Trump’s running mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence was in Charlotte. During a town hall rally Pence spent his time talking about the economy and health care for veterans.

He also broached the subject of recorded lewd remarks Donald Trump made about women about a decade ago that became public last week.

WFAE’s Sarah Delia was at the rally today and spoke with Pence supporters. 

Lisa Worf / WFAE

CMS is getting ready to roll out its full plan to diversify magnet schools Tuesday evening. Several CMS board members met Monday morning to go over the details.

Cover of the book 'treyf'

On the day Elissa Altman visits North Carolina to speak at UNC-Chapel Hill, there’s a protester with a sign that reads “Stop Sinning” in front of the building where the author is headed.

“I actually had to laugh,” she says. “What is ‘Treyf’ about? Rule breaking. The forbidden and the ambiguity of life.”

The Hebrew term has a complicated meaning. Used most often to describe prohibited foods such as shellfish and pork, it can also refer to a person who is undesirable or improper. 

Duke Energy owns eight hydroelectric plants like this one in southeastern Brazil.
Duke Energy

Updated 7:24 p.m.

Duke Energy is getting out of the electricity generating business outside the U.S., through a pair of deals  announced Monday worth $2.4 billion total.


Over the summer we put a call out to hear your version of the Charlotte Talks theme song. The response was impressive and overwhelming. Thank you for taking the time to create and craft your tunes, we really enjoyed this project. 

Clinton vs. Trump: Round Two

Oct 10, 2016
Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
John Cravota / Tom Bullock

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are back in their corners after round two of the presidential debates. Sunday night Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met in the second of two debates. Following the first debate, which set ratings records, Clinton rose in the polls. This latest debate was a town-hall format and half of the questions came from undecided voters in the audience. The goal for that setting was to connect with voters on a personal level, which could be a tall order for two polarizing figures. Did they manage to do that? Our panel of experts is here with morning-after analysis as we enter the final four weeks of the 2016 election.