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A scary scene at the Mecklenburg County courthouse earlier today.
The building has reopened after being evacuated and searched by authorities due to a bomb threat, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.
Ryan Oehrli continues to update this story.
The city of Salisbury and the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office will pay out $125,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a 71-year-old librarian.
Stephanie Bottom said officers pulled her by her hair from her car after she was stopped for speeding on Interstate 85 back in May 2019. Bottom suffered a torn rotator cuff and dislocated shoulder as a result from the rough handling.
Ames Alexander with more on the settlement.
Former Carolina Panthers offensive lineman Jordan Gross went from the bright lights of Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte to the solitude of his rural Idaho hometown.
Gross played 11 years in the NFL, all with Carolina. Now he coaches high school football at his alma mater in Fruitland, Idaho, population: 6,500.
Scott Fowler has the story.
After 7 years, Poplar Tapas announced its closing permanently.
The Fourth Ward staple served as a Third Place for many in Charlotte offering good food, live music and more.
Melissa Oyler shares more details on what’s next for the owners.
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