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5:56 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

How 2014 Turnout Data May Fit Into NC Voting Lawsuits

Participation: Total votes from identified demographic. Proportion: Demographic as a percentage of all votes cast. Turnout: Percentage of registered voters who participated from identified demographic .
Credit N.C. Board of Elections

A federal appeals court ruled in October that some North Carolina voting changes would result in irreparable harm to African-Americans. The U.S. Supreme Court overruled, and allowed the changes to be part of this year's elections. Now lawyers involved in the ongoing case have new data to work with – the state Board of Elections released a final breakdown of turnout Tuesday.

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Local News
1:47 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Headline Roundup: Tillis Gets Committee Assignments; BofA Fails Two Tests; More

North Carolina’s U.S. Senator-elect Thom Tillis will serve on two military-related committees when he’s sworn in next month. Senate Republicans announced committee assignments  for the 114th Congress yesterday. Tillis will be on the Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs Committees as well as agriculture and judiciary panels and a special committee on aging.

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Arts
10:01 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Speak Up Magazine: Giving A Voice To Charlotte's Homeless

Tom Costantini is a vendor for Speak Up Magazine. He waits for customers in Uptown.
Credit Sarah Delia

An organization in Charlotte is trying to help the homeless in a different way. Speak Up Magazine is a group that gives people living on the streets not just a job, but a chance to tell their story.


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Local News
12:30 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Off-Shoring Company Cognizant Gets Tax Breaks To Expand In NC

In the 2013 fiscal year, the U.S. Department of Labor authorized Cognizant to apply for up to 1,300 H1-B and L-1 guest worker visas in North Carolina, the fourth-most of any company, according to data from the department.
Credit Ben Bradford / WFAE

A major off-shoring company is expanding in North Carolina and receiving state incentives to do so. Last month, the North Carolina Governor’s Office announced Cognizant Technology Solutions, a Fortune 500 company, would create 500 high-paying jobs in North Carolina, including opening a new office in Charlotte.

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Local News
3:12 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

In NC Case, US Supreme Court Rules On 'Reasonable' Police Mistake

Court room of the United States Supreme Court.
Credit runJMrun / Flickr/https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

What started with a busted tail light in North Carolina has now led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision on what constitutes a reasonable mistake by a police officer. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police can in some cases pull someone over even if they're mistaken in believing that person broke the law.

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WFAEats
12:01 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

'Mouse Madness': Local Food Gifts To Order Online

Strawberries in chocolate dips with various sprinkles.
Neet's Sweets

It’s crunch time. If your holiday list is getting longer as the days grow shorter, here’s a baker’s dozen of suggestions for tasteful gifts you can give with just a few clicks of your mouse. Even better, they’re all local.

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Sunday Headlines
9:45 am
Sun December 14, 2014

Protesters Rally In Charlotte, Fayetteville

Protests have continued around the nation and in North Carolina this weekend, aimed at calling attention to police killings of unarmed black men.  In Fayetteville Saturday, marchers waved signs along the curb of Ski-bo Road, chanting "Hands Up, Don't Shoot." Passing motorists honked their horns in support.  Police didn't have an estimate of the number of marchers.  And in downtown Charlotte yesterday afternoon, about 60 people protested at Trade and Tryon streets.

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Local News
6:41 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Power Companies Reach Rooftop Solar Agreement In SC

Credit Elliot Brown / Flickr

Electric utilities and solar energy developers across the U.S. have clashed over how much the utilities should have to pay for the energy supplied to them by homeowners with solar panels. In South Carolina, the sides reached an agreement Friday and both are claiming a win.


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Local News
2:57 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Headline Roundup: New Jobs For Gaston County; Teens Death Investigated By FBI; More

Seventy-five new jobs are coming to Gaston County. Tosaf USA plans to locate its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Bessemer City. Tosaf’s parent company is based in Israel and makes polymers and compounds that are used in the automotive, medical, and other industries. Tosaf plans to invest 13.1 million dollars in the Gaston County facility and fill the 75 anticipated jobs within five years. 

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Local News
1:50 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

UNC Charlotte Suspends Two More Students For Hazing Within Baseball Team

UNC Charlotte has suspended two more students as part of its investigation into hazing by the university's baseball team.

The investigation began in mid November, when UNC Charlotte officials received allegations of hazing within the baseball team. The university is refusing to release details about what happened and even how many total students have been disciplined. A spokesman will only say that five have now been suspended from school, five have been dismissed from the team, and they're not all the same people.

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