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The Charlotte Hornets announced Thursday evening that the team has hired a new head coach.

NCDOT secretary Jim Trogdon listens to local officials' recommendations for revising the I-77 toll lane project Thursday at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce in Cornelius.
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Opponents of North Carolina Department of Transportation's $650 million toll-lane project on I-77 from Charlotte to Lake Norman are lining up behind a possible compromise. It wouldn't completely eliminate tolls, but they hope it would ease the project's impact on the area. 

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A CMPD officer has been arrested and charged with seven counts of shoplifting at a south Charlotte Harris Teeter. 

Duke Energy headquarters in Charlotte.
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Duke Energy’s first-quarter shares are up slightly from last year, according to an earnings report released by the Charlotte-based company Thursday morning.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Divers have found proof that a shipwreck off the North Carolina coast is a steamship that sank in 1838.

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When the General Assembly convenes next week, legislation will be introduced that calls for more health care workers in schools and funding for an app that would allow for students to anonymously report threatening situations.

A 31-year-old Charlotte man has been charged with shooting his girlfriend to death at an apartment in southwest Charlotte early Thursday.

Charlotte City Manager Marcus Jones and Mayor Vi Lyles joined Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins Thursday.
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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Charlotte City taxes may rise.  And we’ll talk about that right off the bat with Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles.  She’s back for our monthly discussion and is bringing City Manager Marcus Jones with her.  Jones has proposed a $2.6 billion budget with raises for police and city staff which would necessitate a tax rate increase.  Mike Collins will go over the budget with Jones and Lyles, and find out how it would affect services and citizens and the mayor’s effort to increase our stock of affordable housing.

Workers installed beams in late April for a new bridge over I-77 near LaSalle Street near uptown Charlotte.
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An advisory group that's helping the North Carolina Department of Transportation review the $650 million toll-lane project on I-77 will meet again Thursday afternoon to offer final recommendations.  Some members want to cancel the deal, but it could come at a steep price. 

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The owner of the party bus that a UNCC student fell out of last week and died when she was struck by two cars is facing over $2,000 in fines after being assessed with multiple vehicle violations, according to a report released by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol Wednesday.