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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said the state should raise the minimum age of buying assault weapons to 21 and is calling on closing a loophole in state law that allows non-licensed private sellers to sell high-capacity firearms without a background check.

The women’s basketball team for Charlotte’s Johnson & Wales University ended the season Saturday with a 14-game win streak. And Saturday’s victory was the biggest of them all: It defeated Central Maine Community College, 75-64, to win the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division II national title.

CMPD Officer Matthew Porter
Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has arrested and charged one of its own officers with eight counts of felony sexual offense and 20 counts of felony indecent liberties with a minor dating back to 2010.

Billy Graham meets with President Bill Clinton.
The Clinton Foundation

Former President Bill Clinton will visit the lie in repose of Billy Graham at his namesake library on Tuesday.

Clinton will follow former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, who will visit the library Monday afternoon.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Irwin Carmichael on Charlotte Talks with host Mike Collins.
Wendy Herkey / WFAE

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Irwin Carmichael has announced that he will double the allowed video visits to county jails, saying he is responding to criticism of the pay-to-visit digital model that quickly gets expensive for poor visitors.

President Trump is speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. His comments come amid a debate about gun laws after a shooting a high school in Parkland, Fla. National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre spoke at CPAC on Thursday, warning conservatives of a "socialist agenda" to take firearms from law-abiding citizens. Trump called the NRA and LaPierre "Great American Patriots" in a tweet Thursday morning and later said the organization "is ready to do things" to address the problem of gun violence.

Donald Trump addressing VFW National Convention
David T. Foster III / Charlotte Observer

President Donald Trump will attend the Rev. Billy Graham’s funeral on March 2, according to a report by WBTV.

Graham, a counselor to a number of presidents, was admired by Trump. After news of Graham’s death spread, Trump tweeted that “there was nobody like him. He will be missed by Christians and all religions. A very special man.”

Marty Hurney

The Carolina Panthers announced today that they have re-hired Marty Hurney as their full-time general manager after briefly putting him on leave while the NFL investigated misconduct claims. Hurney has served as the team’s interim general manager since July 2017 following the departure of Dave Gettleman.

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

As WFAE continues to report on the passing of Rev. Billy Graham, we want to include your voices and your questions in an upcoming story. Here's how:

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Library of Congress

The Rev. Billy Graham, a native son of Charlotte who helped transform Evangelism and was a religious counselor to presidents, has died.