Mujtaba Mohammed canvassed for votes on Tuesday.
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Mujtaba Mohammed upset incumbent Democrat Joel Ford in Tuesday’s primary for the 38th district seat in North Carolina’s State Senate, earning 51 percent of the vote in the primary.

Spencer Merriweather, right, is joined by his wife as he awaits results of the Mecklenburg District Attorney's Race.
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Mecklenburg County Democratic primary voters have overwhelmingly decided to keep District Attorney Spencer Merriweather in office. He defeated Democratic challenger Toussaint Romain, with nearly 78 percent of the vote.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte.
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NASCAR could go up for sale, according to a Reuters report.  The report says that the France family, which owns the majority of NASCAR, is working with investment bank Goldman Sachs to explore options.


Iredell-Statesville Schools is joining CMS and other school districts in the decision to make May 16 an optional teacher workday, the district said in a statement. Schools are closing in anticipation for teacher protests that will occur in Raleigh the same day.

CMPD has charged a 16-year-old male with the murder of a man in north Charlotte that occurred Monday afternoon near Beatties Ford Road. 

Huntersville town commissioners voted 6-0 to ask to be added to HB514.

Updated at 5:55 p.m. - Another town wants in on the bill that would allow the south Mecklenburg towns of Matthews and Mint Hill to create their own charter schools. Huntersville town commissioners voted 6-0 last night to ask to be added to HB 514.

Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla said CMS has long neglected the northern towns.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Bible had plagues of locusts. We have plagues of robocalls.  They are becoming more frequent and annoying.  So what can be done?

Charlotte has long been one of the nation's largest banking hub
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Orlando has tourism, Nashville has music, seems like Charlotte has always been defined by its banks. But have you ever wondered why?

City Manager Marcus Jones presented his budget to the City Council Monday.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Channel

Charlotte City Manager Marcus Jones has proposed a $2.6 billion budget for the new fiscal year that starts July 1. It calls for pay increases of 6.5 percent for police and 3 percent for other city staff. He also wants to boost the size of a planned affordable housing bond referendum this fall to $50 million.

Atrium Health

Atrium Health says an ad campaign by its former anesthesiology contractor is causing it to lose patients. The health system added this new allegation to its lawsuit against Mednax, which still employs doctors that work at Atrium through the end of June.