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Charlotte Mecklenburg Storm Water Services has embarked on a $16.7 million project to improve drainage in Dilworth, by improving a 1,500-foot section of pipes and a culvert.
A federal program that sends nurses into the homes of young and expectant mothers has reduced crime and incarceration rates among N.C. women and should be renewed, Charlotte Police Chief Rodney Monroe and Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray said at a news conference Thursday.
Representatives of about two dozen charter schools in the Charlotte area will tell parents about their programs at a hotel in the University City area Thursday evening.

Police said information from the monitoring device, which the suspect had been wearing for his probation on unrelated crimes, showed he had been at the break-in victim’s home.

Snow flurries could show up in the Charlotte area late Saturday and early Sunday, but no accumulations are expected, John Tompko, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service said Thursday.

The eight-year federal probe, which focused on illegal home sales and investment fraud in south Charlotte and Waxhaw, has now led to 89 guilty pleas or convictions.

An environmental study for the Interstate 485 widening could make it easier to expand the road today with a carpool lane, a move backed by some south Charlotte motorists.

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