The administration of Gov. Pat McCrory, a former employee of Duke Energy, has also been its chief regulator on coal ash. The Duke-McCrory ties have become campaign fodder, with critics claiming McCrory has been soft on Duke while the governor takes credit for aggressive action on ash.
A body was found near the entrance to UNC Charlotte on Friday afternoon, but Charlotte-Mecklenburg police found no connection or threat to the campus, UNCC Communications said in an alert to students, faculty and staff.
After police shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott, Charlotte, NC, Mayor Jennifer Roberts says the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department should no longer investigate its own officers in police shootings. CMPD is the only police department in North Carolina that usually conducts its own probes into officer shootings.
A man who hurled racial slurs at prominent civil rights documentarian Steve Crump in Charleston apologized and was ordered Friday to serve seven days of house arrest and enroll in a drug treatment program.
Seven Charlotte residents said Friday they filed a federal lawsuit over the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s use of tear gas and smoke bombs during what residents said were nonviolent protests after the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.
Mothers who lost children in police encounters bring their campaign for Hillary Clinton to Charlotte, where Keith Lamont Scott was shot by an officer last month. “Your vote is your voice,” says Sandra Bland’s mother.
As Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools parents start scrutinizing the district’s new plan for magnet schools, some answers emerge while others must wait. A consultant says the elaborate system to measure socioeconomic diversity could become a national model.
Frank Alton Moody, II, of Arden, pleaded guilty this week to federal charges that he helped steal $2 million from clients to cover exorbitant salaries paid to executives at CenterCede Services Inc., a payroll services company with clients in Charlotte.