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Deputy-involved shooting unfolds near Rock Hill

YORK COUNTY, S.C. — The York County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were involved in a shooting near Rock Hill Friday afternoon, and now state agents have been called to investigate. The office says the shots rang out at 2:15 p.m. today along East Highway 324, also known as McFarland Road, just southwest of the city.…
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Ceremony honors fallen Concord police officer

For National Law Enforcement Day, a North Carolina community remembers Ofc. Jason Shuping, who died in December 2020 CONCORD, N.C. — The Concord community honors a fallen police officer Friday while presenting an award to thank a veteran law enforcement officer for their service.…
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'Both sides are battling for the souls of the parties' | 2022 NC senate race becomes battlefield for the entire country

Catawba College professor Michael Bitzer says the 2022 race will continue North Carolina’s recent tradition of costly and razor-close campaigns. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina’s 2022 U.S. Senate campaign is quickly becoming a crowded field with Republicans and Democrats expected to have a long list of candidates to choose from in next March’s primary election. …
features

Charlotte businesses welcome Mother's Day rush

Still looking for that perfect Mother’s Day gift? Several Charlotte businesses are open and ready to serve customers who waited until the last minute. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ahead of Mother’s Day this Sunday, many local businesses in the Charlotte area are excited to welcome the rush to get a special gift for mom. …
community

For the Culture: Highlighting the struggles facing students and teachers of color

Carlo Dawson, an English teacher at South Pointe High in Rock Hill is entering her 20th year in education. To call it a struggle would be an understatement. ROCK HILL, S.C. — Carlo Dawson, an English teacher at Rock HIll’s South Pointe High School, is getting set to enter her 20th year in education, a milestone that’s marked by the headstone of normalcy as she once knew it. …
Business

Facing a pile of pandemic plastic, Charlotte company creates more eco-friendly PPE

BioGown is manufactured and composted in North Carolina, with hopes of tackling the single-use plastic problem. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Most environmentalists would say there was a plastic waste problem before the pandemic, but with an increased need for personal protective gear and single-use packaging for sanitary reasons, researchers estimate the need has grown even more.…