President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he misspoke during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Trump said he does "accept" the intelligence community's conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. Trump also said he needed to clarify that he didn't see a reason why the meddling "wouldn't be Russia." Trump had said the opposite a day earlier, prompting bipartisan backlash. … [Read more...] about RNC Picks Charlotte, North Carolina, to Host 2020 Convention
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Charlotte, North Carolina-based Duke is readying line technicians and service crews to respond to outages, according to a statement. Only two months ago, Duke faced Hurricane Michael, the strongest storm to hit the U.S. mainland since 1992. It knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of customers in the Carolinas. … [Read more...] about North Carolina could get hit by up to 16 inches of snow
FBI Special Agent Jason Kaplan said during the news conference Sunday that "unfortunately, it's not uncommon for special-needs children, or a boy who has autism or a girl who has autism, to get lost or be missing, so it's something we deal with unfortunately with some frequency." … [Read more...] about Authorities search for 6-year-old boy who has autism and went missing in North Carolina
One lawsuit over the voter ID law (not the amendment) is in Wake County Superior Court, although it might move soon. Judge Vincent Rozier is considering whether to hand it over to a three-judge panel, and heard arguments from both sides on Monday. It was filed by Riggs and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. … [Read more...] about Does voter ID still exist in North Carolina? It’s a complicated question.
Also, the totals could change with more information about the schools that did not report their ages for the 2016 survey. And there’s potentially a big caveat because some schools have been renovated since their original construction, making them “newer” than their age suggests. … [Read more...] about Fact check: Just how old are the buildings for North Carolina’s public schools?