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In February, workers used a giant crane to lower a containment vessel ring into place at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant in Fairfield County, S.C.
SCANA

Federal securities regulators are investigating a scuttled nuclear reactor construction project in South Carolina, according to a release Tuesday from one of the plant's co-owners. 

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Wednesday, October 18 2017

The Boy Scouts have decided to let girls into their program, sparking mixed reactions.  The Girl Scouts see this as a calculated business maneuver.  We go through the decision and hear multiple perspectives.  Then, Matthew Bourne’s adaption of the Oscar winning film 'The Red Shoes'.  The world-renowned choreographer tells us about his dance theatre production about to open at the Belk Theatre.

Activist Bree Newsome (right) talks with Atlantic staff writer and Charlotte native Vann Newkirk II.
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A wave of police shootings in recent years has left authorities in Charlotte and across the nation searching for ways to rebuild trust. Speakers at a forum uptown Tuesday organized by The Atlantic magazine focused on the city's history of racism and segregation as well as a criminal justice system that they say treats people of color and those with lower incomes unfairly.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The intersection of politics, sports and social activism. What happens when athletes don’t just stick to sports - we get reaction in Charlotte and around the country.

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Monday, Oct. 16, 2017

A record-setting bond for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is on the November ballot, as are a half-dozen school board seats.

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Charlotte is losing a familiar character - one that inspires both affection and ridicule. 

That's one of the many commercials for the Morris-Jenkins air-conditioning and heating company featuring Mr. Jenkins and employee Bobby sitting in Truck 17. 

Map shows the route of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
Atlantic Coast Pipeline

A divided panel of federal regulators granted approvals Friday evening for two major East Coast projects, the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley natural gas pipelines.

Friday was third-quarter earnings day at both Bank of America and Wells Fargo.  BofA beat Wall Street expectations with a bigger profit than a year ago. But Wells Fargo investors were disappointed, as legal expenses related to past mortgage practices contributed to a sharp drop in profits.

Rowan County Commissioners listen to a chaplain's prayer before a meeting in June 2017.
Rowan County

Lawyers for Rowan County on Thursday formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether it's legal for commissioners to lead prayer before their meetings.

Police are investigating a homicide that happened yesterday afternoon.  CMPD says officers were responding to a call of assault with a deadly weapon around 3:40 p.m. on Farmer Street in west Charlotte.  

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