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To get the extra quarter percent tax, voters in the four counties – including Wake and Mecklenburg – must approve the tax in a referendum this November, under a deadline in a bill approved 32-11 shortly after midnight.
Education groups are criticizing a new state plan to raise teacher pay because they are concerned the amount state leaders promise to give isn't as good as it seems.
Jury returns not guilty verdict in homicide trial A Mecklenburg County Jury found a Charlotte man not guilty in the death of a 21-year-old man.
Gov. Pat McCrory's push to create a new incentive program met stiff resistance in a House committee Wednesday, as lawmakers recommended rejecting the Senate-approved measure.
The Senate version of House Bill 1224 would change the options all counties have for levying new local sales taxes, and it would set the tax rate limit at 2.5 percent.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers respond to the scene after a police officer was injured in north Charlotte .
Otis Coffey has a name for his car. "Like a horn, 'Toot Toot'," said Coffey. Afterall it's been in the family a long time, about 30 years.
Tutor Liza Veilleux works with a group of rising second-graders at Nations Ford Elementary School on Tuesay as part of the Youth English Tutoring Program sponsored by International House.
"I don't want to create a scare. But now there's five women that we know of in the area that have ocular melanoma," said Janie Blackstock.
It is bringing with it a chance for severe weather. This system has already produced severe thunderstorms in Avery, Watauga and Ashe Counties.
"We're going to be keeping an eye on these storms and the potential for them to roll into our area and maybe some outflow boundaries ahead of those storms developing this evening," WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said.
A Mecklenburg County court official said he's heard about every excuse imaginable for people who skip jury duty, but the county said failing to answer the call may land those people in a courtroom anyway.
Burglaries: decreased overall by 12.1 percent, from 3082 to 2708. Residential burglary decreased by 15.8 percent, from 2453 to 2066.
Updated: Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:58 pm
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