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The Mecklenburg County manager will recommend county commissioners fund a total of $12.2 million to raise salaries of about 2,800 CMS employees.
Teachers at Olympic High are coming up with plans for what to do with $150 checks they received this week through a new recognition program launched at the southwest Charlotte school.
A Catawba County jury on Tuesday found a boys’ basketball coach at Hickory High School not guilty of all nine sexual assault charges brought against him.

High temperatures behind the cold front are only expected to reach the mid 70s Wednesday and the upper 70s into early next week, which includes the start of autumn at 10:29 p.m. Monday.

Lincolnton police are searching for Taylor Love Blake, 16, who was last seen at her Lincolnton home on Friday night. She was reported missing the next day.

A Mecklenburg County jury on Tuesday convicted a former Marine of second-degree murder in connection with a fatal crash that he caused while driving drunk.

Bobby Lee Holsclaw, of Lenoir, has been charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury.

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