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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. 

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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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The nation's top women's professional soccer team is moving to North Carolina. Under a deal announced Monday, the Western New York Flash of the National Women's Soccer League will become the North Carolina Courage. The team will play at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary when the season begins in April.

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Charlotte City Council members Monday night could add their support to a vision plan designed to revitalize the area around North Tryon Street in Uptown.  

Now we're going to go about 360 million light years from Earth. That's where a pair of researchers has found a new type of galaxy. It officially has the generic-sounding name PGC 1000714. What's not generic is its extremely rare shape.

One of the researchers who made the discovery is based in North Carolina. Patrick Treuthardt is an astrophysicist with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.  He joined Morning Edition host Marshall Terry to talk about the find.

Winter Storm Brings Less Snow Than Expected For Charlotte

Jan 7, 2017
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A winter storm with a split personality dumped several inches of snow across parts of North Carolina overnight but left snow-lovers disappointed in much of the Charlotte area.

Cold air that is surging into the Carolinas on Saturday morning arrived too late for the precipitation to fall as snow in many locations near and south of the Interstate 85 corridor, where the ground remains mostly bare.

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Charlotte resident Malcolm Graham told jurors in the Dylann Roof trial Friday how much of a void is in his life because of the murder of his sister. Cynthia Hurd is one of the nine people whom Roof killed at Charleston’s  Emanuel AME Church in June of 2015.

Alexandra Olgin of South Carolina Public Radio spoke to WFAE from the federal courthouse in Charleston. She says Graham told a story about his sister, a librarian for over 30 years, after the birth of his first child.

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The rapidly changing predictions for Charlotte’s first snow of the season now shows the area could get up to seven inches, according to the National Weather Service. A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect at 7 p.m.

Some rain is predicted Friday around 3 p.m., with a 100 percent chance for snow around 8 p.m. Wind gusts will be as high as 22 mph. The snow will continue off and on through the night and end around 1 p.m. Saturday.

The North Carolina Board of Education and the new state schools superintendent sat down this week for their first meeting. Republican Board Chairman Bill Cobey introduced his new GOP colleague. There was no hint that Johnson and the board are locked in a power struggle.

The disagreement is over which one of them is in charge of the Department of Public Instruction. Republican lawmakers say it's Johnson. The board says it's them. That struggle will begin playing out in court soon. WFAE's Lisa Worf joins Morning Edition host Marshall Terry now. 

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Grammy award winning violinist and composer Mark O’Connor has played with the likes of Dolly Parton, James Taylor, and Paul Simon, and he’s never met a genre of music he didn’t like.

He even invented his own method for teaching the violin, named the O’Connor Method which focuses on teaching traditional Americana music. And he’s currently the Charlotte Symphony’s artist in residence.

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