Donald Trump addressing VFW National Convention
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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

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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.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Irwin Carmichael is canceling a gun raffle that was slated for this weekend after Wednesday's mass shooting in Florida that claimed 17 lives.

In an email to the media, Carmichael said the raffle "would not serve to advance the values close to my heart or the principles of my office."

FILE: Charlotte hosted the Democratic National Convention in 2012.
Erin Keever / WFAE

The city of Charlotte is looking into the possibility of hosting the 2020 Republican National Convention.


North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein is requesting more information on the merger of Atrium Health, formerly known as Carolinas Healthcare System, and UNC Health Care.

North Carolina will get a new interstate highway that will stretch between Interstate 40 in Winston-Salem and Interstate 85 in Lexington.

Chelsea Beck / NPR

President Trump is speaking for the first time about the shooting at a high school in South Florida that left at least 17 people dead.

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Gov. Roy Cooper is urging North Carolinians to protect themselves against the flu after 34 people in the state died in less than a week’s time because of the virus.