News Desk

All the panelists joined a Q&A in the second hour of the forum "Unrest in the Queen City: One Year Later" at Spirit Square.
Erin Keever / WFAE

A year after the killing of Keith Scott, Charlotte is still debating both police shootings and the social and economic inequality that led to a week of protests. Just how well CMPD and the city are doing was the question Wednesday night during a two-hour Charlotte Talks Public Conversation at Spirit Square in uptown Charlotte.

Duke already has installed large battery systems elsewhere, like this one at a wind farm in Texas.
Duke Energy

Duke Energy plans to install its first two large-scale battery storage units in 2019 in western North Carolina.  A nine-megawatt battery system will be installed in Asheville and a four-megawatt system is planned in Hot Springs, in Madison County.

Nick de la Canal / WFAE

A candlelight vigil was held Wednesday night to mark one year since the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, which ignited days of volatile protests in Charlotte and exposed deep divisions between minorities and the city's police force.

Nick de la Canal / WFAE

The widow of Keith Lamont Scott, who was fatally shot one year ago, revisited the site of the shooting Wednesday. Rakeyia Scott was accompanied to the north Charlotte apartment complex on Lexington Circle by an attorney and family members, including Scott's children and four-month-old grandchild.

Standing several feet away from where her husband was shot last year, Scott told reporters that the past year had been a year of grieving.

Under the newest health care bill which could come to a vote next week, some states including North Carolina stand to lose a lot of federal dollars. That’s according to one of the leading health care consulting groups. It attributes the loss to spending limits on Medicaid and changes in federal subsidies for people buying coverage on the health insurance exchanges.

Courtesy Bonita Graham

This time last year, Charlotte was making national news for the protests that erupted in uptown the day after Keith Scott was shot and killed by a CMPD police officer. But there was another causality last September, 26-year-old Justin Carr who was shot and killed outside of the Omni hotel during one of the demonstrations. Rayquan Borum who was there that night, will be tried for the murder of Carr likely sometime next year.

Lisa Worf / WFAE

Officials with an organization in South Carolina that tracks recruitment and retention efforts of teachers statewide say more needs to be done to stem the state’s growing teacher shortage.

The Police Foundation review team at Wednesday's meeting, from left: chief operating officer Blake Norton, Roberto Villasenor, Frank Straub, and the Rev. Jeffrey Brown.
David Boraks / WFAE

A final report is due out soon from an independent group hired to review CMPD policies and community relations after last year’s shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. But it won't include any scrutiny of the shooting itself. 

Architect's drawing of the planned Ally Charlotte Center, at South Tryon and Stonewall streets. Crescent Communities plans to start construction early in 2018.
Crescent Communities

Another new office tower will begin construction uptown early next year, with Ally Financial as the main tenant. Besides offices, the 26-story building at South Tryon and Stonewall streets will have a hotel and space for restaurants and shops.  It's expected to open in 2021.

Millennial Action Project

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

Younger faces are looking to influence Charlotte and North Carolina politics. Guest host Michael Bitzer talks with millennial politicians, then discusses a growing divide between the Trump White House and business leaders.

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