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Protesters in Durham Monday pulled down a statue of a Confederate soldier.
Barry Yeoman

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge trying protesters accused of toppling a Confederate statue has dismissed the criminal case against one of them.

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein.
JOSH STEIN

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein has sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen asking for information on election security and possible tampering in North Carolina following last week's indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian businesses accused of interfering with the 2016 election.

Duncan McFadyen

A bankruptcy court filing shows that a high-tech battery maker in Concord has found a buyer for most of its assets. The filing by Alevo Manufacturing Inc. says an unidentified bidder has contracted to buy most of the equipment, raw materials and other assets for $5 million.

Charlotte Talks: NC Environmental Update

7 hours ago
Duke Energy

Tuesday February 20, 2018

On the next Charlotte Talks, we get an update on some of the key environmental issues facing North Carolina.  Mike sits down with a panel of reporters and environmentalists  to discuss some of the important issues in 2018.

Charlotte Talks: An Interview With Dan Rather

8 hours ago

Monday, February 19, 2018

Dan Rather, a journalist who has covered all the major events of our lifetime and who continues to work at the age of 86.  Mike Collins talks to Rather about his storied career and get his thoughts on the media, politics and his new book What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism.

We’re at a historic time in Charlotte’s political leadership. The mayor, city manager, police chief and Mecklenburg County district attorney are African-American. All will be on Charlotte Talks this week for a Public Conversation broadcast entitled: Building an Inclusive City: Charlotte’s African American Leaders Share their Vision. Charlotte Talks producer Erin Keever discusses the upcoming conversation with Morning Edition Host Marshall Terry.

Wilmore Elementary
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Charlotte City Council members this evening will consider approving Historic Landmark status for the old Wilmore Elementary school, near Uptown.

Wilmore Elementary opened in 1925 on West Boulevard in what was then one of the city’s emerging “streetcar suburbs.”  The school became a focal point of cultural and social life in the Wilmore community.

Gwendolyn Glenn

There are numerous agencies and non-profits in Charlotte that help residents with their rent, utility bills, housing and other emergency needs. Last year a new crisis assistance program joined those ranks, and it's run by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

An anti-Trump event set up under false pretenses and bogus claims of voter fraud were used by Russians to influence North Carolinians, according to the latest indictment (pages 19 and 23 refer to events in North Carolina) filed by the Special Counsel's office as part of the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The FBI received a specific report in January that the suspect in the Florida school shooting could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate the tip, the agency said Friday.

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