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Enthusiasts Commemorate The Ride Of Captain Jack, Celebrate 'Meck Dec Day'

“Meck Dec Day,” a holiday in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County that commemorates the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence on May 20, 1775, was celebrated Sunday by area enthusiasts. Although disputed by historians - and somewhat forgotten by modern Charlotteans - locals still celebrate Mecklenburg’s call for freedom from the British. Some of them do it through a bike ride.

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Wilmore Elementary School opened in 1925. It's owned by Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and is proposed for historic status.
CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG HISTORIC LANDMARKS COMMISSION

The Charlotte City Council is scheduled to vote Monday night whether to grant historic landmark status to the old Wilmore Elementary School on West Boulevard.  

It’s still not clear what caused a man to intentionally drive his Jeep into the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City yesterday during lunchtime killing his daughter and daughter-in-law who were inside.

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Union County Schools

If you see something, say something. That’s the message many school systems are emphasizing as students return to class today after Friday’s school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, in which 10 people were killed.

A woman was shot and killed near uptown early Monday morning, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

TRYON, N.C. — At least one resident of the North Carolina mountains is dead after heavy rains triggered mudslides and flooding.

Community Grieves After Shooting At Texas High School

May 20, 2018
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In Texas, students are returning to Santa Fe High School to gather their belongings, a day after a shooting that killed 10 people and injured 13 others.

Updated 8:47 a.m. ET

After the chaos of a deadly school shooting, parents, relatives and friends scramble to find their loved ones, while authorities set about the work of providing medical attention to the wounded and identifying the bodies of those who are killed.

Eight students and two teachers died during the 15-minute assault at Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday. Thirteen others were wounded in the worst school shooting since 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., two months ago.

Updated at 6:22 p.m. ET

The 17-year-old who is accused of opening fire at a Texas high school on Friday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 13 others, has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault.

It was a royal event like no other: People, royal invitees and journalists from around the world have gathered in what it is not only a British and American affair, but a global one. Interests and love transcends all borders and this union is the best representation of it.

We will be updating this album throughout the day. Here some of the most precious moments:

House Passes School Psychologist License Reciprocity Bill

May 19, 2018

During the second day of the short session, the House passed HB 933 that streamlines recruitment of out-of-state school psychologists by recognizing the nationally certified school psychologist credential as sufficient qualification for becoming a school psychologist in North Carolina.

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Charlotte Talks 20th Anniversary

Charlotte Talks Celebrates 20 Years: An Interactive Timeline

WFAE's Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins celebrates 20 years on air Friday, April 20. This interactive timeline highlights some of the show's top moments.

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