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When solicitors call, charities receive just a fraction of donations

Of nearly $6 million raised by a professional fundraiser on behalf of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police since 2003, the FOP collected $1.5 million. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charities in the Carolinas are making money when they hire professional fundraisers to solicit on their behalf, but millions of dollars in donations never make it to the intended organizations and donors are likely unaware.…
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Some SC schools switching to virtual learning on Friday due to weather

SOUTH CAROLINA, USA — Several school districts in South Carolina are changing schedules this week due to expected impacts from Tropical Storm Ian.  The following school districts in South Carolina will switch to virtual learning Friday as a precaution ahead of Ian:  Chesterfield County had an early release day Thursday before Friday’s remote learning day.…
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How Hurricane Ian will impact North Carolina and South Carolina

Ian left a trail of destruction along Florida’s Gulf coast Wednesday, causing widespread damage, trapping people and knocking out power to 2 million people. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in southwest Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, damaging the roof of a hospital intensive care unit and knocking out power to 2 million people before aiming for the Atlantic Coast.…