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A month after being struck by lightning, 9-year-old Khye Felder sits comfortably between his parents and siblings, who joke that they can’t decide between the nicknames “Bolt” or “Mr. Lightning.”
Students at West Charlotte High’s freshman academy use research and presentation skills to sell donors on supporting local charities.
The plan to add toll lanes on Interstate 77 is just one example of new financial techniques being explored by the state Department of Transportation.

Mooresville Convention and Visitors Bureau moves to LangTree Lake Norman.

Idlewild Road will be closed between Monroe Road and Cedars East Court so crews can work on the Independence Boulevard freeway conversion project.

The N.C. Senate gave final approval Thursday to a statewide limit on local sales taxes, sending a measure that divided urban from rural counties to the House.

Four of the crimes were reported in Shelby, the most recent coming early Wednesday morning. And a similar robbery was reported early Thursday morning just west of Shelby.

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