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Charlotte mall could be headed for foreclosure

CHARLOTTE — A receiver has been appointed for Northlake Mall off W.T. Harris Boulevard after outstanding debt payments allegedly failed to be made and a mortgage associated with the property went into default. It could signal a foreclosure proceeding is to come. [Juvenile charged with attempted murder after shot fired...
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Mecklenburg County inmates given tablets, can message family, listen to music and watch movies

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. — As the coronavirus pandemic forced the world to go virtual, Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden saw an opportunity for inmates awaiting trial to stay connected to the outside world. The jail has made it possible for inmates to make calls, message their families, read books, continue their education, plan for future careers, listen to music, and even watch movies using a new tablet program.
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North Carolina expands COVID-19 vaccine $25 cash card program

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina health officials announced Tuesday that the state will be expanding its $25 cash card incentive program for COVID-19 vaccinations to more than three dozen counties. The program, launched in four counties in May, provides $25 cash cards for anyone 18 and older who gets their...
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Educators upset over NC Senate budget proposal that would limit teacher raises

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. — Mecklenburg County Teachers are disappointed with the latest budget proposal to come out of the North Carolina General Assembly. "I think this year stings a little bit more — that slap in the face, even though we’re kind of used to it," educator Justin Parmenter said. "It stings more because we’ve just been the most difficult school year they probably most educators can recall."

Atrium Health plots two projects to bolster hospital services in south Mecklenburg

Atrium Health is planning big investments for southern Mecklenburg County. Charlotte-based Atrium has applied to open a 26-bed hospital in Steele Creek with one general operating room, another OR for C-sections and one procedure room, according to state filings. The project relocates the beds and one OR from Atrium Health Pineville. The estimated cost is $53.77 million, according to the filings.
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Which Mecklenburg County restaurants didn’t make the grade in May

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Business Journal is continuing its monthly review of health-code inspections for food establishments in Mecklenburg County. Restaurants, food stands, mobile food operators and push carts are included in this review. Those listed below received grades of either a “B” or “C” when inspected during the month of May, according to data pulled June 10 from the N.C. Public Health Inspections online database.
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CMPD hosts App State football team for "Cops and Cleats" event

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says it hopes to help college student-athletes better understand how policing works with "Cops and Cleats" event. On Tuesday, members of the Appalachian State University's football team headed to the police training academy for the event. CMPD says the goal was to familiarize...

Critical vote tonight on 252 apartments for W. Catawba

June 21. By Dave Yochum. Developer Jake Palillo‘s plan for 252 apartments on West Catawba comes up for a Town Board vote tonight. How the vote will go is anyone’s guess, but members of the business community are starting to speak out in favor of the project that would be just to the east of the Wher-Rena boat showroom.
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Children of inmates reunite with dads on Father's Day

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden reopened in-person visitations at the detention center in Charlotte for Father's Day weekend. Some families haven't seen incarcerated loved ones in person in a year due to COVID-19 restrictions. "I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy," said Crystal Primus, who brought...
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1 dead, 1 injured in overnight shooting, CMPD says

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One person is dead and another is injured following a shooting overnight, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said. The department said officers responded to a deadly weapon call near Eastcrest Drive and Central Avenue around 1:45 a.m. Sunday. Both victims were transported to a local hospital, one with life-threatening...
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Group protests promo of canceled Juneteenth event at Historic Latta Plantation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Historic Latta Plantation has faced backlash over a Juneteenth promotion it planned to have this weekend. On Saturday, Seeking Justice Charlotte protested the Historic Latta Plantation. Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation closed the site after a controversial event was scheduled for Juneteenth. Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation...

Mecklenburg County sheriff says deputies working in cramped quarters

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden is known for his direct, “sugar-free talk” and, he recently let county commissioners know his deputies are working in outdated, cramped facilities. He is asking them to support spending millions on ample space for the field operations division, which currently leases about...

Duke Energy worker shot; Crime Stoppers reward at $50,000

Crime Stoppers is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of suspects who shot a Duke Energy line technician earlier this month. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the victim’s injuries were life threatening. CMPD has characterized the shooting as “attempted murder.”. The shooting was reported June 18 in the...
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Tag along on Twitter with Mecklenburg County sheriff's deputies

CHARLOTTE, N.C — Protests across North Carolina after the death of George Floyd and Andrew Brown and calls to defund law enforcement agencies weren't lost on the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. So, they created On the Move Monday. Each Monday, on the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office Twitter page, you can...