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Obama Farewell

12 hours ago

The NPR Politics team and reporters across the newsroom live-annotated President Obama's farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday night. The team added fact-checks and background to Obama's comments as he gave them. Watching in particular for remarks on his legacy, national security, health care and foreign policy, among other topics.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the North Carolina legislature's request to delay the redrawing of state House and Senate districts. A lower court had ordered the state to do that this year in order to fix racial gerrymanders.

In an effort to keep the city's tourism economy competitive, Charlotte City Council is considering major upgrades to the Charlotte Convention Center that would cost taxpayers approximately $100 million.

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Four-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon joins Mike Collins for a special conversation from the NASCAR Hall of Fame to talk about his career, his latest endeavors, his Children’s Foundation and more.  

Six Democrats have applied to replace Charlotte City Council member John Autry, who won election Nov. 8 to the state House of Representatives.

Mecklenburg County Extension

It’s a fresh, new year and the perfect time to launch a new volunteer initiative. That’s exactly what’s happening as Mecklenburg County implements its first Extension Master Food Volunteer Program.

That may be a mouthful but what it means is this: The program is recruiting volunteers. They will help provide “unbiased, research-based information on food systems, cooking, and food safety to our community.” The deadline to apply is January 20, 2017. 

The longtime town manager in Huntersville resigned unexpectedly Monday night. Greg Ferguson had been Huntersville's manager for 10 years, and a town employee since 2000.  

Ferguson's resignation came after a specially-called closed session of the Huntersville Town Board.  No reason was given for his departure, which was effective immediately.

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If you want to hunt for voter fraud, come to North Carolina. Not because there's so much evidence of it here, but because after November's election the hunt for it was so intense. And that's exactly what This American Life's Zoe Chace did in a recent episode. Her focus: Bladen County. 

Understanding Social Justice Through The Arts

23 hours ago

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Social justice and the arts. How they can work together to help us process social upheaval in ways mere words cannot.

Charlotte School of Law is in the Charlotte Plaza Building at 201 S. College St.
Charlotte School of Law

The academic dean at Charlotte School of Law has stepped down, as the school remains under scrutiny over low passage rates on the bar exam and questions about its curriculum.

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