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Duke Energy shares ways to beat the heat and lower the bill

As potentially dangerous heat rocks the Charlotte area, a utility company says there are ways to keep cool while saving money. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As the Charlotte area is blasted by high temperatures this weekend, a spokesperson for Duke Energy tells WCNC Charlotte there are quite a few ways to keep cool while keeping the power bill down. …
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NC leaders ‘open’ to Charlotte’s latest transit plan

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After years of back and forth, city leaders might have new reasons to be optimistic about their transit plan.  On WCNC’s Flashpoint, N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore said he likes the progress he’s seen. “I’m open to what’s there and want to work and collaborate with leaders of Mecklenburg County and the region, as well as the business community on this,” he said.…
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Charlotte firefighters put out large home blaze

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Firefighters extinguished a large house fire on Sunday morning in west Charlotte.  The fire broke out at a home on Bullard St., where 30 Charlotte firefighters controlled the flames in 23 minutes.  One patient was evaluated and released by EMS. …
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When to expect the worst of the heat

With heat indices in the low-mid 100s Sunday, here is what you need to know to stay Weather Aware. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The WCNC Charlotte Weather Team wants you to be Weather Aware because of the dangerous heat in the Carolinas beginning this weekend.…
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Person shot in Uptown Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One person is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a shooting in Uptown Charlotte, Sunday morning. The shooting happened overnight on E. 5th Street, according to Medic.  The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has not released any information about this shooting as of Sunday morning. …
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Missing teen reported in Matthews

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for a missing teen in the Matthews area. The Matthews Police Department said 16-year-old Jahamya Ivelisse Herndon went missing from her home on Reverdy Lane around 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning.…