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Vilma Leake, the county’s District 2 commissioner, often touts herself as “the hardest-working commissioner in Mecklenburg County.”
Coal ash is scattered across Charlotte in places where ground needed leveling or gullies needed filling. Duke once sold ash to dispose of its waste – and a liability.
Members of Charlotte’s Holy Trinity Lutheran Church say this Easter’s promise of resurrection will have special significance as they fill a sanctuary that was once half-empty. It happened when St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church closed and many of its members found Holy Trinity as a welcome refuge.

Among the five Democrats running for three at-large seats on the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners in the May 6 primary, three are incumbents – all first elected in 2012.

There are school board elections with longer campaigns and more voters.

The N.C. Department of Transportation has closed Bowman Barrier Road in Cabarrus County between the city limits of Mt. Pleasant and Long Run Farm Road due to high water.

While three out of four South Carolinians think abortion should be legal, most would limit it to a few circumstances, according to a new Winthrop Poll.

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