The group behind an upcoming religious revival in Charlotte is apologizing for how it used Governor Pat McCrory in a full-page advertisement. The group, called The Response, says it wrongly gave the impression that McCrory was leading the call for prayer.

The ad in the Charlotte Observer reads, "Our nation is in crisis." It lists violence, abortion, racism, and asks, "What can we do to take our nation back?"

The ad includes a smiling photo of Governor Pat McCrory and right next to his image, "Come join me." 

David Boraks

Visitors to Lake Norman and Lake Wylie may have noticed a lot more bare earth peaking out from the edges of the lakes. Lake Norman and Lake Wylie have dipped two to three feet below their typical levels for this time of year, due to drought.

Owners of a restaurant with locations in Concord and Statesville have to pay back wages to employees for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.   

 U.S. Department of Labor investigators say the owners of Charanda Mexican Grill and Cantina in Concord and Statesville did not pay their servers any wages. They were paid in tips only.

North Carolina Educational Lottery

We here at WFAE pride ourselves in having a ‘nose for news.’ Sometimes, that leads us to strange stories and even stranger questions.

Two of the largest public pension funds in America are calling for Bank of America to strip Brian Moynihan of his joint title of Chairman and CEO.

Last October the Bank of America board of directors changed the company bylaws and combined the positions of Chairman and CEO. It was a controversial move. In a response to criticism, the Board allowed for a shareholder vote on the move which scheduled for later this month. 

Block By Block: The Town Of Davidson

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Wednesday, September 2

This summer, we’ve been visiting the towns that ring Charlotte from Mathews to Belmont to Waxhaw, now it’s up I-77 to Davidson. Perhaps best known for Davidson College and the town’s historic downtown, like other ring cities, they’ve been growing like crazy and have the challenge of managing that growth and maintaining what makes Davidson special. We talk about that and get into a controversial project called “Narrow Passage.” 

Michael Tomsic

The federal government is trying to make it easier for consumers to figure out who's good and who's not in a lesser-known part of the health care industry. For the first time, Medicare has released star ratings for home health agencies. The agencies consist of nurses, therapists and social workers who bring treatment to you. WFAE's Michael Tomsic reports on how agencies earn their stars – and potentially set themselves up for higher reimbursements in the future.

North Carolina's Wine Industry Growth

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Tuesday, September 1

The wine business in North Carolina is growing quickly. Sales are skyrocketing and have eclipsed the state’s better-known craft beer industry. From 2011, when we last talked about North Carolina wines, to today, the number of wineries in the state has gone from 100 to 159. Prior to prohibition, we were a major wine producing state and we’re fighting hard to become a player again. 

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The 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard has ranked Charlotte first in the state in all the categories it tracks. And that's not good news.

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