Near-record year for billion-dollar weather disasters

We’re averaging a billion-dollar weather disaster every 17 days as a swarm of storms pushes the U.S. closer to a new record.  What You Need To Know There have been 18 weather disasters in the United States this year that have cost at least a billion dollars each Ida is the costliest disaster in 2021 … Read more

Disturbance in the Atlantic has a chance to develop

An area of low pressure is expected to develop off the East Coast this week. What You Need To Know The low pressure will develop off the East Coast It has a low chance for tropical development It’ll move over cooler ocean waters, limiting its development This area of low pressure will develop along a … Read more

Charlotte man working to redevelop properties along Beatties Ford Corridor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If you’ve driven down Beatties Ford Road recently, you’ve probably noticed a new Chase bank has appeared.  “On (that) site there was an old mosque,” Christopher Dennis said.    What You Need To Know Christopher Dennis purchased two buildings along the corridor One building was purchased two years ago and the other … Read more

Teachers, parents protest Union Day School board

WEDDINGTON, N.C. — Students at Union Day School won’t be in the classroom again Friday for the second day in a row.    What You Need To Know Teachers, students and parents protested on Thursday Teachers demanded answers with documentation from the board  School closed Thursday and will remain closed Friday   That’s because teachers, … Read more

N.C. prisons move to digital mail for offenders

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Offenders at North Carolina’s 55 state prisons won’t get cards, photos or handwritten letters anymore. Instead, officials said they will receive a printed-out versions of digital scans. The Department of Public Safety piloted the program in four women’s prisons starting last year and said disciplinary infractions for drug possessions dropped 50%, … Read more