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Charlotte, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Joe:

City audit raises concerns over potential missing CATS funds

A city audit is raising concerns that the Charlotte Area Transportation System may be owed money from its third party advertisement manager and that it took too long to discover the discrepancy. → Read More

9 Investigates: Another parent says CMS bus driver swabbed kids’ cheeks for money

At first, Jimenez said he was scared the test would come back positive, now he’s afraid what the bus driver did with it. “Last night I couldn’t really sleep good. And I asked my sister if I can sleep with her,” he said. → Read More

County health director alarmed by reports of CMS bus driver giving students COVID-19 swab tests

CMS officials said the tests were not authorized and the bus driver was suspended. → Read More

Clemson fans say man stole thousands of dollars from them in ticket scam

Clemson football fans say they were scammed out of thousands of dollars after they tried to buy game tickets but got the run around instead. → Read More

‘Should be illegal’: Exit 3A on I-277 is challenging. When will it be fixed?

“Impossible.” “Shouldn’t be attempted.” “An obstacle course.” These are some of the ways people describe Interstate 277 Exit 3A. → Read More

Why are so many people trying to bring Wegmans grocery store to Charlotte?

A popular grocery store has people traveling hours to shop there, and even has a Facebook fan group. But why all the excitement about a supermarket? → Read More

Charlotte startup company creates COVID-19 vaccine registration platform

CHARLOTTE — The idea came to Addy Kapur 14 years ago. When his daughter was sick, he noticed his wife spent a lot of time in the morning trying to call doctors and schedule an appointment. He set out to create an easier way, and that’s how TimeTap was born. TimeTap has a diverse set of clients using the company’s online appointment scheduling software, from large companies, such as Facebook and… → Read More

Some in Group 4 now eligible to get COVID-19 vaccine in NC

CHARLOTTE — North Carolina is ahead of schedule, opening up the COVID-19 vaccine early to even more people. Gov. Roy Cooper said the state will expand eligibility to some members of Group 4, starting Wednesday -- one week earlier than expected. North Carolinians with chronic conditions and those living in congregate settings will now join the ranks of those eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.… → Read More

Need a vaccine appointment? Channel 9′s Joe Bruno tracks open slots

Channel 9′s Joe Bruno is working to help people find open appointments. These slots usually fill up quickly after he tweets. → Read More

Huntersville leaders vote to formally oppose Charlotte Moves plan and tax increase

Huntersville commissioners unanimously approved a resolution in opposition to the Charlotte Moves taskforce recommendation for a 1% sales tax increase to fund transit. → Read More

COVID-19 vaccine appointments available in west Charlotte

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at StarMed in west Charlotte. → Read More

Huntersville leaders honor teens who discovered major gas leak

The town of Huntersville is thanking two teens for discovering an environmental catastrophe that could have been a lot worse. → Read More

Davidson neighbors fear Charlotte Water hookup will bring new development

Davidson town commissioners will vote on Tuesday night whether to extend Charlotte Water service to the Davidson Pointe neighborhood. → Read More

Friday Night Lights in February: High school football returns

High school football returned Friday night to the area, but CMS families will have to wait one more week until more fans are allowed in the gates. → Read More

‘It is all about the memories’: New executive order allows NC venues to increase fan capacity

The Kannapolis Cannon Ballers baseball team likes to say, “2020 was a kick in the Ballers.” → Read More

Cooper lifts curfew, eases gathering and occupancy limits: Here’s what’s changing

With cases and other key metrics trending downward in North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday announced the state will ease gathering and occupancy restrictions and end its 10 p.m. statewide curfew starting Friday. → Read More

Charlotte City Council elections may be delayed until 2022

CHARLOTTE — The city of Charlotte appears poised to delay elections until 2022 due to a late release of data from the US Census Bureau. Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau announced data won’t be released until September. The city of Charlotte needs that information to redraw districts. > Sounds like a vote on delaying the elections could come as soon as Monday if there is consensus #CLTCC —… → Read More

Michael Jordan’s new NASCAR team may set up shop in Huntersville

A prominent race team may set up shop in Huntersville. → Read More

Neighbors, city leaders against developer’s plan to build affordable apartments

CHARLOTTE — A nearly 10-acre plot of land on E. WT Harris Boulevard near District Drive and Shorthorn Street has been eyed for affordable housing. An Indianapolis workforce housing developer wants to build up to 98 units on the land. >> Remember, you can watch our radar/newscasts anytime at home on Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV “We believe this development will provide additional housing… → Read More

CATS to test new streetcars in uptown Charlotte

The Charlotte Area Transit System will be testing the new CityLynx Gold Line streetcars Wednesday night. → Read More