Good afternoon, Charlotte. Let's keep it brief today - you've got holiday plans to attend to. We're closing up shop tomorrow for the holiday, but we'll see you back here in your inbox on Friday.
Without further ado, we bring you today's top headlines:
1. Jury finds 3 Georgia men guilty of murder in Ahmaud Arbery's death
As AP's Russ Bynum reports, all three white men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery were convicted of murder Wednesday. The fatal shooting was part of a larger national reckoning about racial injustice.
The convictions for Greg McMichael, son Travis McMichael and neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan came after jurors deliberated for about 10 hours.
The men face minimum sentences of life in prison. The judge will decide whether that comes with or without the possibility of parole.
Find more details here about the verdict and its aftermath.
2. Here's what else to know today
Garbage, recycling, yard and bulk waste won't be picked up on Thanksgiving, Jonathan Limehouse reports.
Just in time for Black Friday, the state opened a "flyover bridge" to ease congestion off I-85 at Concord Mills. Joe Marusak has the details.
As Hannah Lang reports, Truist is closing its BB&T branch at 200 S. College St.
The city of Charlotte's first Arts and Culture Advisory Board is complete. It'll decide how Charlotte spends its money on the arts. Here's who's on it, as brought to you by Catherine Muccigrosso.
In news beyond Charlotte, 31 NC and SC lawmakers have joined in a letter laying out a path to overturn the 2020 election and reinstate Trump. Get the details with Will Doran and Brian Murphy.
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