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'It was pretty much a no-brainer' | What Mecklenburg County could learn from Delaware program helping homeless neighbors

The clock is ticking before more than 100 people who are living in county-funded motel rooms could be forced out. Here’s what another community did that’s working. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As Mecklenburg County seeks solutions to a mounting homelessness problem, WCNC Charlotte spoke with leaders 500 miles away to hear what’s working in their community.…
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'This is the time' | Civil rights, Mecklenburg County leaders ponder future possibilities for Latta Plantation

A controversial Juneteenth event at Latta Plantation prompted Mecklenburg County leaders not to renew their contract. The conversation has now shifted to the future. HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — As leaders with Mecklenburg County close this chapter in the history books with the current non-profit managing the Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville, local civil rights leaders are pledging their support to help execute a more inclusive vision moving forward.…
community

Extra food benefits will soon come to an end for SC residents

The end of South Carolina’s state of emergency means the end of added benefits, including food assistance. SOUTH CAROLINA, USA — Governor Henry McMaster recently ended South Carolina’s state of emergency due to COVID-19. McMaster said it was no longer necessary as cases of the virus decline, but the end of South Carolina’s state of emergency means the end of added benefits, including food assistance.…
heartwarming

Greg Olsen's son TJ rings the bell after getting a new heart

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen says his son, TJ, has now hit a major milestone in his heart health journey. In a video shared on Twitter on Wednesday, Olsen showed a video of TJ ringing a bell at Levine Children’s hospital in Charlotte, marking an important day TJ has looked forward to since his admission to the intensive care unit.…
coronavirus

Health experts encouraging vaccination to stop Delta variant from becoming widespread

The Delta variant is now a “variant of concern,” meaning it could be more contagious and more dangerous than the primary strain of COVID-19. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now listed the Delta variant of COVID-19 as a “variant of concern,” meaning there’s evidence it’s more contagious and more severe than the primary strain. …
crime

Teens shot, wounded each other because of social media feud, CMPD says

The 14-year-old and 17-year-old now face firearms charges, and a 19-year-old is facing a felony charge CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Mecklenburg police say three teens are facing charges after a feud on social media resulted in gunfire erupting. CMPD says shots rang out around 3:15 on Monday, June 14 along Fairwood Avenue near South Tryon Street.…