Interconnected includes three large digital screens with constantly changing images derived from airport data.
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The Story Behind 'Interconnected,' CLT's New Digital Public Artwork

Passengers this week began flying in and out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport's $200 million expansion of Concourse A. As they stroll to nine new gates, travelers pass what's billed as the nation's largest data-driven digital public art installation.

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She Says: They Say

An Investigative Podcast On Sexual Assault

Cube Hydro's Narrows Dam on Badin Lake is among those in the dispute with Duke Energy.
Cube Hydro Partners

State regulators have ruled against the owner of hydroelectric dams on the Yadkin River, in a dispute over how it sells electricity to Duke Energy.

A motel near uptown where many low-income families lived is finally being demolished after the city deemed it unsafe. A city official told the Charlotte Observer, crews have begun tearing down the Airport Parkway Inn and Suites on Wilkinson Boulevard.

Larry Fedora, as pictured in 2011, shortly after the university hired him as head coach.
UNC Chapel-Hill Athletic Department

 North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday he doesn’t believe it’s been proven that football causes the degenerative brain disease CTE and offered a passionate defense of a sport he believes is “under attack.”

Flickr/Ralph Daily

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The challenges and opportunities facing the restaurant business in our growing city and the arrival of new eateries coupled with the departure of some old favorites.

Duke Energy headquarters in Charlotte.
David Boraks / WFAE

Electricity rates will increase slightly for thousands of households in central and western North Carolina even though state regulators rejected Duke Energy's most recent rate hike request, the company said Wednesday.

Kirstin Garriss

It’s all-but-official that Charlotte will host the 2020 Republican National Convention. The Republican National Committee’s site selection panel voted Wednesday to bring the event to the Queen City.

A Laurens County magistrate was arrested and charged Wednesday with conspiring with another individual to grow and distribute marijuana.

Gwendolyn Glenn/ WFAE

Last month, North Carolina General Assembly members passed legislation that will allow Cherokees without degrees or certification to teach the tribe’s language and cultural practices to native students. Eastern Band Cherokee officials say they don’t have enough licensed teachers fluent in their language to reach all students, and they fear it will die out.

Phase 1 of the project begins this summer, and will include track and bridge work, including a 2,000-foot platform.
Charlotte Area Transit System

City officials will break ground Friday morning on a project that eventually will bring passenger trains downtown for the first time since 1962.  Work is already underway on the $90 million first phase of the Gateway Station. 

New lines would expand the Lynx system north and west of Charlotte. CATS is discussing how to link new lines with existing ones, including the Lynx Blue Line (photo).
David Boraks / WFAE

Charlotte Area Transit System is considering new options for extending transit lines north and west of the city, and for tying them all together with existing lines uptown. There are a few surprises.



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FAQ City: The Rivalry Between Charlotte And Raleigh

How is the relationship between Charlotte and Raleigh? Are we good? Charlotte is North Carolina's largest city, while Raleigh is the state capitol. Seems like tensions between the two have been simmering on and off for decades.

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Tayari Jones

SouthBound: Novelist Tayari Jones On Writing, Atlanta And Her Call From Oprah

Tayari Jones was waiting for her fourth novel to be published when she got the phone call that, in this day and age, most every writer dreams of — a call from Oprah Winfrey to let Jones know that her book, "An American Marriage," would be the next selection in Oprah's Book Club.

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