Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio presented a 1.6 billion dollar budget to County Commissioners on Thursday. More than half of the county's budget would invest in education and literacy, but Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools would not receive its full request.
This comes after police busted an illegal massage parlor in January. Through tips and sting operations, law enforcement is working to put a stop to the illegal business.
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A bill that would extend the abortion waiting period to 72 hours in North Carolina has moved closer to passage with a favorable vote on the Senate floor. After a lengthy debate, the full Senate gave tentative approval to the bill on Thursday. A final Senate vote could come next week.
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