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Property Tax Hike Proposed In County Manager's Budget

Mecklenburg County homeowners could be hit with their first property tax increase in five years if the $1.7 billion budget that County Manager Dena Diorio presented to county commissioners Tuesday is approved.

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Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

COLUMBIA, S.C.  — A 47-year-old banking worker and military veteran with a spotless criminal record for more than 20 years was sentenced Tuesday to spend the rest of his life in prison for two ambushes on police officers in South Carolina that killed one deputy and wounded three others.

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Wedensday, May 23, 2018

On the next Charlotte Talks, we talk all about NASCAR as it and Charlotte prepare for the Coca-Cola 600.  We sit down with some racing experts to discuss where NASCAR is and where it’s headed. 

Wilmore Elementary School opened in 1925. It's owned by Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and is proposed for historic status.

The Charlotte City Council approved historic landmark status Monday night for the old Wilmore Elementary School and the land around it on West Boulevard.

Charlotte City Council member tried out a scooter recently.
Courtesy of Tariq Bokhari

Electric rental scooters are now legal in Charlotte. Three companies have gotten city permits to begin deploying scooters around uptown beginning Monday - after one started without permission.

The pastor for the man who intentionally drove his car into a Bessemer City restaurant Sunday afternoon, killing his daughter and his daughter-in-law, blamed the fatal incident on “severe mental illness” at a press conference Monday.

Erin Keever

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

City Council’s LaWana Mayfield defends her more controversial social media posts and we hear all about what the new owner of the Panthers might mean for the team and the city.

In the early days of the Iraq War, troops were riding around in Humvees with almost no armor on them. There was a scandal about it, and within a few years the trucks got up-armored with thick steel plates, which solved one problem but created another.

"Some genius thought about up-armoring. Good! But they didn't do anything with the brake systems," says George Wilmot, who was riding an armored Humvee in 2009, leaving a hilltop base in Mosul.

"We took some small arms fire ... my driver took us off a cliff," says Wilmot.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

There are key figures in Charlotte's history whose stories aren't widely known. Local attorney and author Scott Syfert hopes to change that, and he joins Mike Collins to discuss the people he considers "eminent Charlotteans."

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.

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.



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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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