• Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools postpone Friday high school football games

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced that all high school football games will not be played Friday night.

    District officials said the home games will be moved to either Monday or to the open November date to be determined by the schools involved.

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    Officials said away football games will be rescheduled for Saturday, Monday or another mutually agreeable date.

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    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed for all students and staff on Friday, school officials said.

    School officials said in a statement, "Our community has been hit hard by high winds, heavy rain, downed trees and power lines from Hurricane Michael. According to Duke Energy officials, 32 schools in neighborhoods across the district and nearly 82,000 residents across our community are without lights, refrigeration, heating and cooling due to power loss.

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