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Reflecting on data around race and equity on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 18. By Dave Yochum. North Carolina ranks eighth in the US based on racial progress in recent years, according to a study from WalletHub. While roughly half of Americans say the nation hasn’t done enough to give Blacks equal rights, the study says North Carolina is in the top third of states in terms […]

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OPINION: Unity in Community on Jan. 6 attack in nation’s capital

Jan. 18. OPINION. By Sue Rankin White. Unity in Community North Mecklenburg condemns the violence that took place on January 6, 2021, in the attack on the U.S. Capitol. We were angered and saddened by the sights and sounds of angry rioters as they brandished weapons in their assault of the Capitol. They unlawfully occupied, […]

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NCDHHS: More than 57,000 new cases statewide in a week

Jan. 14. There are 8,914 new cases of the coronavirus statewide in today’s NC Dept. of Health & Human Services update, down from 9,853 new cases yesterday. There have been more than 57,000 cases in the past week; more than 213,000 in the past month. From June 1 to July 1 last year there were […]

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New estimate of Colonial spill near 500,000 gallons

Jan. 15. By Dave Yochum. Colonial Pipeline has once again revised the size of the gasoline spill that occurred in Huntersville this past August. Colonial originally estimated the spill at 272,000 gallons, and then revised it to 354,000 gallons in November. The new estimate Jan. 6. is close to 500,000 gallons. Colonial now says 11,722 […]

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Discovery Place Kids closed in Huntersville through Feb. 2

  Jan. 15. Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville is closed through Feb. 2 as a three-week county health directive officially starts today. “Discovery Place is committed to the larger effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, and while the directive issued yesterday does not require us to close, we are doing so in hopes of being a […]

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Flooding closes movie star’s museum

Jan. 15. Speaking of museums, fans of movie star Ava Gardner are learning that the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield is closed indefinitely after a flood covered much of the museum. The repair and clean-up process is expected to be significant. Gardner, who was in “Showboat,” “Mogambo” and “The Life and Times of Judge Roy […]

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Top 5 e-books and audio books at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library

Jan. 15. UPDATE: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has reduced operations to “grab and go” from Jan. 15 to Feb. 2, in line with the three-week county health directive. Programming continues online. Jan. 14. What are you reading? Here is the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s highest-circulating titles from 2020: Top five e-books: 1. Where the Crawdads Sing by […]

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CMS: Full remote until at least Feb. 12

Jan. 14. By Dave Yochum. Following yesterday’s directive from Mecklenburg Public Health Director Gibbie Harris, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education voted this morning to delay the return to in-person instruction into February. Previously, all students were scheduled to return to in-person instruction on Jan. 19. Rising COVID-19 infection rates in Mecklenburg County are behind the […]

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NCDHHS: Coronavirus hospitalizations at 3,990 statewide

Jan. 14. By Dave Yochum. The NC Dept. of Health & Human Services today reported 9,853 new cases of the coronavirus today, a higher than expected number due to technical issues Jan. 12 that prevented some COVID-19 files from being processed in the state’s reporting system. As a result, cases and test data reported yesterday […]

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Cornelius Animal Shelter adjusts to pandemic

Jan. 14. Throughout the pandemic, Cornelius Animal Shelter has remained open, but you do need to make an appointment to visit the shelter on Meridian Street if you’re interested in adopting a pet. Business has been consistent this year, not necessarily busier than usual like some larger facilities nationally are reporting, Trey Nodine, animal control […]

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