The Mecklenburg County Health Department is launching a pilot program that will distribute an HIV prevention drug known as PrEP to some 320 uninsured people around the county.

On Point Host Tom Ashbrook Dismissed

Feb 14, 2018
FILE PHOTO Jan. 5, 2017.

Boston University has dismissed on-air host Tom Ashbrook.

Ashbrook, who was the host of WBUR's two-hour show On Point, which is operated by Boston University, had been on leave while two separate investigations took place to determine if he had created a hostile work environment and violated the university's sexual misconduct policy.

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The American Library Association on Monday awarded its Caldecott Medal to Greenville, S.C. native and Winthrop University graduate Matthew Cordell. The Association gives the annual award "for the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children."

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Raleigh is the only city in the state still in the running for Amazon's HQ 2. Amazon has already said no to bids from Charlotte, the Triad and Hickory.

But newly released information on Hickory's bid to land the project gives us a glimpse of the tactics state officials have employed.

heart shaped fruit

Butter, chocolate, and wine are good for you, right? No, wait; they’re bad. We should all switch to coconut oil, carob, and kombucha, yes? The answer is…Maybe.

elementary school students
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Legislation that gives North Carolina school districts more time to reduce K-3 class size and provides more funds for them to hire the additional teachers they will need, passed the House Tuesday. It is now being considered by Gov. Roy Cooper.

Mecklenburg County Health Department

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

The Charlotte area’s rate of HIV infection is more than double the national average. Guest host Alex Olgin looks at what's being done to change that.

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Updated Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Forty-five people have been arrested in the Charlotte area over the past two days in what officials are calling a "coordinated takedown" of violent offenders.

North Carolina Legislative building
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The North Carolina General Assembly is officially on hiatus for the next three months, as long as the courts or a veto by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper doesn't force them back.

Democrat Joyce Waddell (right) and other state legislators from Mecklenburg County were among the first to register Monday for as candidate filing opened for the 2018 elections.
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Ten incumbent state legislators from the Charlotte area were among the first to file Monday as candidates began signing up for the 2018 election. Other races on the ballot this year include Congress, district attorney, county commission and other county positions.