Jun 5, 2024 - News

VP visit and other speed reads

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✈️ Vice President Kamala Harris returns to Charlotte June 12 to talk about the Biden administration's economic accomplishments. This will be her fifth visit to North Carolina this year. (WBTV)

🛒 Eligible North Carolina families will receive a one-time $120 payment per eligible child to purchase nutritious food this summer through the SUN Bucks program starting June 14.

🏈 The Carolina Panthers open preseason at New England on Aug. 8 at 7pm, host the Jets on Aug. 17 at 7pm and finish preseason at Buffalo on Aug. 24 at 1pm. (Panthers)

✏️ Social workers are going door-to-door to get students back into Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools classrooms. (WFAE)

🍞 Too Good To Go, an anti-food waste app where businesses can sell surplus food, launches today in Charlotte. (Axios)

🏡 Mecklenburg County approved its $2.5B budget for fiscal year 2025 Tuesday night. It includes a one-cent property tax rate increase, making the rate 48.31 cents per $100 of a property's assessed valuation.

🏈 State lawmakers are advancing legislation that would require UNC and N.C. State to play each other at least once a year in football and basketball. (WBTV)

  • Should the legislation become law, both schools would be required to play ECU, App State and UNC-Charlotte at least once a year.
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