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Today on FAQ City, listener Mark Doherty is curious about Charlotte's Revolutionary War history, specifically, where is it?

Charlotte City Council member tried out a scooter recently.
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Electric rental scooters are now legal in Charlotte. Three companies have gotten city permits to begin deploying scooters around uptown beginning Monday - after one started without permission.

The pastor for the man who intentionally drove his car into a Bessemer City restaurant Sunday afternoon, killing his daughter and his daughter-in-law, blamed the fatal incident on “severe mental illness” at a press conference Monday.

Wilmore Elementary School opened in 1925. It's owned by Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and is proposed for historic status.

The Charlotte City Council is scheduled to vote Monday night whether to grant historic landmark status to the old Wilmore Elementary School on West Boulevard.  

In the early days of the Iraq War, troops were riding around in Humvees with almost no armor on them. There was a scandal about it, and within a few years the trucks got up-armored with thick steel plates, which solved one problem but created another.

"Some genius thought about up-armoring. Good! But they didn't do anything with the brake systems," says George Wilmot, who was riding an armored Humvee in 2009, leaving a hilltop base in Mosul.

"We took some small arms fire ... my driver took us off a cliff," says Wilmot.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

There are key figures in Charlotte's history whose stories aren't widely known. Local attorney and author Scott Syfert hopes to change that, and he joins Mike Collins to discuss the people he considers "eminent Charlotteans."

It’s still not clear what caused a man to intentionally drive his Jeep into the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City yesterday during lunchtime killing his daughter and daughter-in-law who were inside.

Union County Schools

If you see something, say something. That’s the message many school systems are emphasizing as students return to class today after Friday’s school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, in which 10 people were killed.

A woman was shot and killed near uptown early Monday morning, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.


Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio will present her budget recommendations for the coming year to county commissioners Tuesday.  This year’s county budget process comes at a time when funding for public education is in the spotlight.