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N.C. squandered millions for prison mental health reform, whistleblower says
In a scathing report to N.C. lawmakers, a retired prison psychologist contends that the state’s efforts to reform mental health for inmates has instead squandered millions of tax dollars while … Click to Continue »

Full report: ‘Every supposed reform has been harmful’ to inmates
In a report sent to N.C. lawmakers on Feb. 17, retired prison psychologist John Schwade said many of the state’s efforts to reform mental health for inmates have done more … Click to Continue »

Family of fallen firefighter Richard Sheltra opens up about his death
It’s the one call you never want to hear. A firefighter is down. The Pineville Volunteer Fire Department’s worst fears were confirmed the night of April 29, 2016. One of … Click to Continue »

If Cotswold ain’t it, what DOES constitute ‘south Charlotte’?
So what is “south Charlotte”? A recent CharlotteFive writer opened up a lively debate by referring to Cotswold and environs as “south Charlotte” and readers – the ones who weren’t … Click to Continue »

This N.C. billboard is angering drivers, who say it is sexist
A billboard on Interstate 40 West near Winston-Salem is angering many who say its message is offensive to women. The board reads: “Real men provide. Real women appreciate it.” The … Click to Continue »

Mecklenburg health clinic probe widens to 100 more women as questions mount
Mecklenburg County’s health director acknowledged Wednesday the agency may have failed to tell dozens more low-income patients about abnormal Pap smear results than previously disclosed. Dr. Marcus Plescia told the … Click to Continue »

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Lottery numbers from several games. … Click to Continue »

More Meck families choose charters, but CMS still dominates the school choice...
Almost 17,000 Mecklenburg County students attend charter schools this year, the highest number ever, according to a just-released tally from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. But while the independently run charter schools outstripped … Click to Continue »

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2 students taken to the hospital after heat-related illness in SE Charlotte
Two students have been transported to the hospital Thursday after an illness attributed to heat was reported at a sou...

22-year-old charged with murder of East Meck. HS student
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they have made an arrest in the shooting death of East Mecklenburg High School stude...

Lincoln Co. man accused of sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl
A Lincoln County man has been arrested on charges of child sexual assault in connection with incidents that occurred ...

2 charged in Catawba College robbery, burglaries
Two men have been arrested robbery and burglaries at Catawba College, according to Salisbury Police. Justin Triag Ste...

Man accused of setting fires in bathroom trash cans
A man is accused of entering bathrooms of several Kings Mountain businesses and setting fires in the trash cans.Thoma...

Fire destroys home in east Charlotte
Fire crews are responding after a home caught fire Thursday morning in east Charlotte.The fire broke out about 8:47 a...

Prosecutors: SC man threatens to kill Trump, Obama
A Spartanburg man is charged with making threats on the lives of President Donald Trump and former President Barack O...

Woman found safe after robbery kidnapping in north Charlotte
A woman has been found safe after a robbery kidnapping Thursday morning in north Charlotte, police said.Officers with...

19-year-old charged with murder of man found on I-85
A suspect has been charged after a man's body was found along Interstate 85 Wednesday night near Sugar Creek Road in ...

CMS students start petition to ban senior graduation project
CMS students have started a petition - one with some 3,400 signatures already collected - that if they get their way ...

Families say goodbye to loved ones in NC Air National Guard
More than 100 guardsmen will be leaving the North Carolina National Guard Base over the next three days. FOX 46 Charl...

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Students sickened at Charlotte middle school from heat
According to a parent at McClintock Middle School, nearly 20 students got sick Thursday afternoon because it was hot ...

Kelly: No use of US military to enforce immigration
Mexico's mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown are looming over a gather...

More lawmakers join push for proposed legislation that would repeal HB2
New legislation, filed Wednesday, in the North Carolina House of Representatives, is gaining additional bipartisan su...

'Real men provide' billboard provokes debate, protest
A business owner is organizing a protest against the sign she calls 'misogynistic and outdated.'

Rowan EDC gets land off I-85 for development
In a move praised by Rowan County Commission Chairman Greg Edds, the Rowan Economic Development Commission announced ...

22-year-old charged in killing of East Meck HS student
Allen, 18, was shot and killed at a house party in the 400 block of Kelford Lane Monday night.

Salisbury police identify new person of interest in Oakwood Avenue homicide
A second person of interest has been identified by Salisbury Police related to the homicide involving Demareo Bost.

Men wanted in multiple Charlotte convenience store robberies
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police believe the robbers are working together and targeting cigarettes and cash during the ro...

Lincoln County man accused of child sex assault
Phillip Wayne Vrchota, 34 of Lincolnton, has been charged with felony taking indecent liberties with a minor. 

East Rowan student charged with assaulting teacher
A student at East Rowan High School was suspended given a citation for assaulting a teacher this week. According to t...

Memorial service to be held this afternoon for longtime Clemson athletics leader
The Anderson County Sheriff's Office confirmed the large search for a missing Easley man ended tragically.

Homeowner: Man held gun to sleeping child's head, kidnapped woman
"He got her and he's pulling the trigger... 'pow, pow, pow... Get in the car'."