elections

Nikki Haley holds rally in Charlotte ahead of Super Tuesday

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley held a rally in South End on Friday evening. WCNC Charlotte’s Austin Walker spoke to the Republican candidate. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley held a campaign rally in Charlotte on Friday, ahead of the North Carolina primary election on Super Tuesday. …
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6 Charlotte ordinances take effect Friday

Critics say the new ordinances unfairly target homeless people, calling the laws immoral and unethical. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Six Charlotte city ordinances took effect Wednesday that recriminalize behaviors that some people say will disproportionately harm homeless people.  City laws regarding sleeping on benches, public defecation, panhandling, public drinking, public masturbation and trespassing on a motor vehicle are once again arrestable offenses starting March 1.…
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USA Football holds flag football team trials in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It’s one of the fastest-growing sports and will soon be part of the Olympics, then the United States squad trains right here in Charlotte. On Friday, 60 men and 60 women vied for spots on USA Football’s Flag National Teams, as the organization held trials at UNC Charlotte.…
crime

NYE Uptown shooting suspect files motion for bond reduction

Daevion Crawford is currently being held on a $1.5 million bond. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Daevion Crawford, the 19-year-old suspect who is charged with the shooting that happened on New Year’s Eve in Uptown near Romare Bearden Park, filed a motion on Thursday to have his $1.5 million bond reduced. …
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New report highlights Mecklenburg County housing instability

In 2023, there were nearly 3,000 people in Mecklenburg County experiencing homelessness, an 11% increase from 2022. MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. — A new report is putting the spotlight on housing and homelessness in Mecklenburg County.  The 2023 Charlotte-Mecklenburg State of Housing Instability and Homelessness Report paints a picture of the current trends to help city and county leaders make informed policy and practice decisions. …
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Job scams are getting more complex, BBB says

Don’t fall for these complex job posting scams. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It’s not a new concept, scammers targeting people desperate for work, but experts say “bad guys” are now finding new ways to create fake job postings. In a time where people are asking where’s the money, the Better Business Bureau is warning people to double and even triple-check the sites they are applying to so they don’t become the next victim.…