CHARLOTTE --Everybody may know him as "Coach," but Mecklenburg County voters will only see the name Joe White on the ballot in November.
The state Board of Elections voted 3-2 on Friday to override the Mecklenburg elections board on the label for White, who chairs the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board and is seeking re-election.
Democrat Genevieve Sims joined Republicans Lorraine Shinn and Charles Winfree in declaring "Coach" a title that confers rank or distinction, which state law does not allow.
Robert Cordle of Charlotte and chairman Larry Leake supported the Mecklenburg board's contention that because White retired as Olympic High's football coach in 1978, the label is now a nickname.
Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotte.com
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
A heartwarming video shows the moment a mother of three received a car as an early Christmas present for her family.
A Walker woman testified in court Tuesday in the case where she and her then boyfriend, Jace Crehan, 23, reportedly broke into the trailer of her convicted molester back in 2015 and murdered him.
Brook Fiske and Sikander Imran had been dating on and off for three years. Imran, a doctor, had moved from Rochester to Arlington, VA, for a new job when he learned Fiske was pregnant.
On top of that, it was days before his guardians found out about that plea for help. The boy's grandparents say his teacher, at McCoy Elementary School in Yazoo City, found the note Monday.
The device's inventor started booby-trapping empty boxes using shotgun blanks and fishing wire after he caught thieves on his surveillance camera stealing multiple deliveries from his front porch.