Larry Fedora, as pictured in 2011, shortly after the university hired him as head coach.
UNC Chapel-Hill Athletic Department

 North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday he doesn’t believe it’s been proven that football causes the degenerative brain disease CTE and offered a passionate defense of a sport he believes is “under attack.”

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

The challenges and opportunities facing the restaurant business in our growing city and the arrival of new eateries coupled with the departure of some old favorites.

Duke Energy headquarters in Charlotte.
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Electricity rates will increase slightly for thousands of households in central and western North Carolina even though state regulators rejected Duke Energy's most recent rate hike request, the company said Wednesday.

Kirstin Garriss

It’s all-but-official that Charlotte will host the 2020 Republican National Convention. The Republican National Committee’s site selection panel voted Wednesday to bring the event to the Queen City.

A Laurens County magistrate was arrested and charged Wednesday with conspiring with another individual to grow and distribute marijuana.

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Last month, North Carolina General Assembly members passed legislation that will allow Cherokees without degrees or certification to teach the tribe’s language and cultural practices to native students. Eastern Band Cherokee officials say they don’t have enough licensed teachers fluent in their language to reach all students, and they fear it will die out.

Phase 1 of the project begins this summer, and will include track and bridge work, including a 2,000-foot platform.
Charlotte Area Transit System

City officials will break ground Friday morning on a project that eventually will bring passenger trains downtown for the first time since 1962.  Work is already underway on the $90 million first phase of the Gateway Station. 

New lines would expand the Lynx system north and west of Charlotte. CATS is discussing how to link new lines with existing ones, including the Lynx Blue Line (photo).
David Boraks / WFAE

Charlotte Area Transit System is considering new options for extending transit lines north and west of the city, and for tying them all together with existing lines uptown. There are a few surprises.

Charlotte has been selected for the 2020 Republican National Convention.
Zuri Berry / WFAE

The site selection committee for the Republican National Committee has chosen Charlotte as its host city for its 2020 national convention, according to multiple media reports.


A Turkish court on Wednesday again denied a request for the release from custody of a North Carolina pastor based in Turkey who is on trial on charges of aiding terror groups and engaging in espionage.