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Stripper sues Charlotte exotic dance club over pay

Jul. 20, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A stripper is suing an exotic dance club in Charlotte, North Carolina, because she contends dancers are being shorted in their pay. The Charlotte Observer reports that Samantha Hannah argues in the federal lawsuit that Club Onyx is violating state and federal labor laws by failing to...

Superintendent to resign from North Carolina school system

Jul. 19, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Officials for North Carolina's second largest school system say the superintendent will resign next month after two years on the job. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced Friday that Clayton Wilcox will step down on Aug. 2. The announcement followed a special meeting which...

NC county's homeless left in high heat despite health risks

Jul. 19, 2019 3:18 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina county hasn't opened a summer cooling center since 2012 despite high temperatures that have reached 100 degrees. Mecklenburg County manager Dena Diorio tells The Charlotte Observer that there just hasn't been a need, but the city's homeless residents say otherwise....

Duke Energy sued for 2014 coal ash spill environmental harm

Jul. 18, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal, North Carolina and Virginia governments asked a court Thursday to declare the country's largest electricity company liable for environmental damage from a leak five years ago that left miles of a river shared by the two states coated in hazardous coal ash. Government...

ACC urges fans to ask cable providers to carry new network

Jul. 18, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference is roughly a month away from launching its new ESPN-partnered TV channel and still awaiting key deals with several cable providers to carry it. The league and its schools need help from fans on that front. Schools are posting messages on social media...

ACC's Coastal Division gets new look with 3 new head coaches

Jul. 18, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi had a good idea what to expect over the past two seasons from every opponent in the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division. Not this year. After two years with the same seven head coaches, nearly half of that group is gone with Georgia Tech, Miami...

ACC's Coastal Division once again appears up for grabs

Jul. 18, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall doesn't need to be reminded that the Cavaliers are the only team in the ACC Coastal Division that hasn't won the division title in the last six seasons. They have a chance this year, but the division seems to be once again up for grabs. "Yes, it would...

The Latest: Mendenhall using 2018 setbacks as teaching tool

Jul. 18, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Atlantic Coast Conference media days (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall says the team is placing an increased emphasis on what he calls "critical moment" situations in spring practice. The Cavaliers lost two games late last season in overtime...

Florida State's Taggart tunes out talk in Year 2 of rebuild

Jul. 17, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — No one has to tell Willie Taggart that he faces pressure to fix turn things around at Florida State after the Seminoles failed to reach a bowl game for the first time since 1981. It was an inauspicious beginning for Taggart. In his first year as the head coach, the Seminoles finished...

Early Clemson-Syracuse matchup looms large in ACC Atlantic

Jul. 17, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The biggest obstacle standing between Clemson and a fifth straight Atlantic Coast Conference championship may be an early season Sept. 14 matchup at Syracuse. Clemson has largely breezed through the ACC schedule over the last four seasons, going 34-2 in conference play while winning...