Duke Energy could face higher fines and be ordered to speed up work to contain leaks at coal ash ponds at three North Carolina plants. That's under a consent order being considered Thursday by the state Environmental Management Commission in Raleigh.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Superintendent Clayton Wilcox presented an ambitious budget to school board members last night that will require an increase of $40 million from the county. Wilcox’s budget calls for additional security at schools, a pay raise for teachers and more mental health care support for students.
Police arrested two people following a high-speed chase that started in northwest Charlotte and ended in Gaston County Wednesday afternoon. The two people taken into custody are the suspects in a shooting of a man and a pregnant woman that occurred earlier that day on Effingham Road, police said in a statement.
Mayor Vi Lyles is back for her monthly visit with host Mike Collins. She'll give us an update on her suggestion about bringing back red-light cameras. Citizens concerned about affordable housing shared their thoughts with council this week and we’ll get the Mayor’s take on that. Charlotte has put in its bid for the Republican National Convention in 2020. We'll ask the Mayor her thoughts. And we’ll talk about her desire to double the size of the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program.
ByGreg Collard & Jonathan Drew/Associated Press•Apr 11, 2018
As teachers in multiple states protest for better pay, a new study warns that the fast-growing South region must invest more in public schools and higher education to ensure its homegrown talent shares in its economic prosperity.
On Charlotte Talks, we talk with our Poet Laureate about using poetry and music to bridge the growing divide in our nation and to change public opinion. Plus we hear from those behind CPCC's Sensoria Festival.
Most of the artists on this playlist were suggested by Webb Hubbell, native of Arkansas and the guest on the most recent episode of SouthBound. (Jimmy Buffett is on here because of his organist and producer Michael Utley, a classmate of Hubbell's at the University of Arkansas.)