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For the past year, former Charlotte city councilman and state lawmaker Malcolm Graham has grappled with the loss of his sister, Cynthia Graham Hurd. She was one of the nine shot and killed at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston a year ago. 


Nearly two years after a 17-year-old African-American was found dead, hanging from a swing set in eastern North Carolina, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday it will not pursue criminal charges.

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County Commissioners chose BK Partners to redevelop Brooklyn Village, a one-time economically diverse, African-American community that was razed as part of the 1960s urban renewal movement. After Wednesday’s vote, many questions lingered for some commissioners about the $683 million project.

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Bank of America expects to cut several thousand jobs nationwide in its consumer banking division over the next few years as customers shift their banking away from branches to mobile phones and computers.

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A year ago, nine people were murdered in the midst of a Wednesday night Bible study at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church. The horrific violence was swift, the deadly results, sudden. For relatives of the victims, the past year has brought journeys that are far more incremental. They are journeys of grief, uncertainty, resilience, and of discovering new ways to define "family." One of those families shared pieces of their journey with WFAE's Mark Rumsey.

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Cyberbullying has been a criminal offense in North Carolina since 2009. But the state supreme court has ruled a key part of the cyberbullying law is unconstitutional. In a unanimous decision last week, the court found it violates the First Amendment by restricting speech.

WFAE's Lisa Worf joins All Things Considered host Mark Rumsey ro discuss.

Political battles are escalating in Raleigh and north Mecklenburg this week over the NCDOT's plan for toll lanes on I-77 north of Charlotte.  On Wednesday, lawmakers from the Lake Norman area called on Senate leaders to allow debate on a stalled bill that seeks to cancel the project.

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The North Carolina General Assembly is considering a catch-all regulatory reform bill that would, among other things, end the ban on dumping electronics in landfills, allow sales of pet turtles, and let local distilleries sell online.

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The Greensboro Coliseum was center stage last night in a political war of words. Or perhaps a war over the words "radical Islamic terrorism."

And immigration.

And protecting the LGBT community in the wake of the mass killings in Orlando.

Why Greensboro? That’s where presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addressed thousands of cheering supporters.

With any general election, there are two aspects that most political analysts will start to evaluate: the composition of the possible electorate (‘who shows up’) and the behavior of that possible electorate (‘how do different groups vote?’).

Granted, North Carolina’s potential electorate can expand between now and November, but an early breakdown of the voter registration pool can give some hint of who is eligible to cast their ballots in the fall.