Charlotte Gets DNC Nod; Rybak Congratulates

First Lady Michelle Obama informed the public earlier this hour that Charlotte, North Carolina, has been selected to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention — at which her husband will make his bid for reelection.

North Carolina Braces For Hurricane Earl

(Carteret County, North Carolina) Coast Guard officials are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. They’re making last minute repairs to boats and putting unneeded equipment under cover. Coast Guard officials are warning anyone thinking of using the beach this holiday weekend to be extra careful. Captain Anthony Popiel of the US Coast Guard said “Especially during Labor Day, the last blast of Summer. We’re going to have a lot of visitors coming to the Crystal Coves, The Outer Banks and we really need the visitors to stay on the beach, stay out of the water and stay safe.”