The group became civil rights heroes after their 1961 sit-in at an all white lunch counter in Rock Hill, choosing to go to jail instead of paying the fine for their charges. Earlier this week, after 54 years, the group had their convictions vacated. 08:02 AM
Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and potential Democratic 2016 election rival Roy Cooper were about even with campaign cash entering 2015. Their campaign committees disclosed fundraising totals for the final six months of 2014 on Friday, the deadline for candidates not on last year's ballot.
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and the United Way are partnering to help get kids who are chronically absent from school back into the classroom for good.
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NASCAR's First Black Driver Inducted into Hall of Fame
One of the drivers inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday was Wendell Scott. He may not have won as many races as the other inductees but his determination as the first African-American driver in NASCAR earned him a rightful spot. 01/30/2015 09:24 PM
Leaders Push to Restore Historic Tax Credit
A big push is underway to save a tax credit to save historic buildings. The Republican-led legislature ended the historic tax credit at the beginning of the year, and now another group of Republicans, including Gov. Pat McCrory, is traveling around the state to bring it back. 01/30/2015 07:33 PM
Chilling Domestic Violence PSA Slated to Air During Super Bowl
A chilling, first-of-its-kind PSA is set to air during the Super Bowl Sunday night, raising awareness of domestic violence. The NFL teamed up with the No More campaign to make the minute-long spot. 01/30/2015 04:29 PM
Sixth Person Arrested in JCSU Hazing Allegations
Carlton Richardson and five other members of a Johnson C. Smith University's Omega Psi Phi fraternity are accused of striking a pledge during hazing. According to a statement from the university, the fraternity was suspended and the students will be punished pending the outcome of an internal investigation. 01/30/2015 07:00 PM
Restaurants Prepare for Business Increase During Super Bowl
The National Retail Federation expects total spending to top $14 billion nationwide. 01/30/2015 02:44 PM
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North Carolina Public Schools Celebrates 175th Anniversary
On Friday, fourth-grade students from Williamsburg Elementary School had the chance to explore a replica of the very first one-room school house. 01/30/2015 03:22 PM
Program Matches Mentors with Harding High School Students
Big Brothers Big Sisters is partnering with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for a new mentoring program called Mentor 2.0. It's a flexible way for adults to help high school students reach their goals. 01/30/2015 02:21 PM
Police Search for Suspect in Triple Shooting
Authorities say the group of men, who all knew each other, was arguing and fighting before they started shooting. The incident occurred on the 2800 block of Columbus Circle. 01/30/2015 07:05 AM
Robinson, Lowe to Fill Vacancies at NC General Assembly
Caldwell County Republican leaders chose former state Rep. George Robinson on Thursday night to succeed veteran lawmaker Edgar Starnes in the 87th House District. Robinson defeated Starnes' wife Marilyn. Edgar Starnes left the legislature to work for State Treasurer Janet Cowell. 01/30/2015 10:36 AM
Voter ID Law Argued in Wake Co. Court
The legal battle to challenge the state's controversial voter ID law is starting to take shape. The actual trial is still months away, but motions are being heard today from both sides in Wake County. 01/30/2015 05:15 PM