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 An unaffiliated candidate has gathered enough signatures to get her name on the November ballot as a challenger for the state 98th District House seat. Jane Campbell of Davidson will face Republican incumbent John Bradford of Cornelius, who is seeking his second term.

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If Donald Trump’s presidential campaign were a business, it would be in trouble. The latest campaign finance records show it spent a million more dollars than it took in last month. And now it has just $1.3 million in the bank.

Traffic on I-77 near Lake Norman
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A bill calling on NCDOT to cancel a contract to build toll lanes on I-77 north of Charlotte has died in the state Senate.

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Epidemiologists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are testing for a microscopic organism at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. That's after a young woman died recently from a rare infection caused by that organism.

Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County commissioners adopted a $1.6 billion budget Tuesday in a 6-2 vote. The budget won't increase property taxes, but it does include an increase in compensation for county commissioners.

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Research suggests that students of color perform better academically and are disciplined less when they have teachers of color. But there aren’t a lot of teachers of color, especially African-American men. In CMS, just over 5 percent are black men and, nationally, it’s 2 percent. A Charlotte group called Profound Gentlemen is working to strengthen the support system for black male teachers, in hopes of increasing their numbers.

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The legal fight over North Carolina's sweeping election overhaul played out one step below the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. The U.S. Justice Department, the North Carolina NAACP and others tried to convince the federal appeals court in Virginia that the 2013 law is discriminatory.

Corning Inc.

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Corning Optical Communications has picked a site off I-485 in northwest Charlotte for its new $38 million headquarters, a spokesman said Tuesday.

The North Carolina Senate approved a bill Monday that would ban wind farms across much of the state. The "Military Operations Protection Act," which passed 33-14, would not allow wind turbines in areas with military training flights.

CMS has new guidelines on how to handle transgender students. It's up to these students to choose what they're comfortable with in regards to a slew of things, including bathrooms and locker rooms. 

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