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Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

Have the accusations of sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein and others, combined with the #MeToo campaign, caused us to reach a turning point?

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Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

Charlotte has elected Vi Lyles as its first African-American female mayor. Mike Collins recaps the results with WFAE reporters, then a look at something surprising: America's rising confidence in the news media.

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Updated Nov. 9, 2017
Tuesday's election will bring big changes in many town halls around the Charlotte area. In Davidson, voters unseated the mayor and two incumbent town commissioners.  And new mayors were elected in Matthews, Concord, Gastonia and Cornelius. 

West Charlotte High School is among the schools in line for renovations in the $922 million CMS bond package.
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A third of CMS school board members will be new next year, but it’s unlikely that’ll mean much of a change in the board’s direction. 

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Charlotte's City Council will get five new members - all under the age of 40 - when the new council is sworn in on Dec. 4. That represents a generational shift in city government, says WFAE's Tom Bullock.

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The city of Charlotte has made history electing its first African American female mayor. In a landslide victory, Democratic candidate Vi Lyles defeated Republican Kenny Smith. 

Houses of worship are known as welcoming places, but the recent mass shooting at a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church is a reminder to many that they also need to protect themselves.

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The Charlotte Museum of History announced that it has selected Adria Focht as its new president and CEO.

Focht comes to Charlotte by way of Kings Mountain, where she was the director and curator of Kings Mountain Historical Museum.

Some fatal shootings that have happened at U.S. houses of worship since 2012:

Nov. 5, 2017: Dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault weapon, 21-year-old Devin Kelley opened fire at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 people and wounding about 20 others.

Sept 24, 2017: Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, was charged with killing a woman and wounding six other people with gunshots at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Tuesday is election day in Charlotte and other cities across the Carolinas. Voters in Charlotte will choose a new mayor, as Democrat Vi Lyles and Republican Kenny Smith square off in the race to succeed Jennifer Roberts. The incumbent Democrat lost September's primary to Lyles.

Lyles, a former Charlotte budget director, has served two terms as an at-large city council member and is the current mayor pro tem.   Smith, a Charlotte native and commercial real estate broker, has also served four years on city council.

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