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Thai PM insists she will not resign before polls
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Tuesday she would not resign ahead of national elections set for Feb. 2, despite opposition demands she step down as the caretaker head of government.
New pilot program could make security checkpoints more pleasant
Do your dread going through those TSA security checkpoints at the airport? Well, a new pilot program being tested at Charlotte's airport could make the process easier and more relaxing.
Union Co. School board discusses county's latest offer
Union county school board is scheduled to meet Tuesday evening to discuss the latest offer presented to them by Union County Commissioners.
Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act passes House, heads to Senate
The U.S. House of Representatives officially approved the Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act of 2013, passing it unanimously on Monday.
One shot in Rock Hill, officials say
Authorities in Rock Hill are investigating a shooting that sent one person to the hospital Monday evening.
'Sound of Music' actress Eleanor Parker dies at 91
Eleanor Parker, who was nominated for Academy Awards three times for her portrayals of strong-willed women and played a scheming baroness in "The Sound of Music," has died at 91.
Typhoon Haiyan: Filipino Rock Hill woman hears from family a month later
It's been a month since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines and new government numbers show more than 5,900 people in the Philippines died.
Sheriff: 3rd Arrest made newlywed shooting case
Investigators with the Rowan County Sheriff's Office say Marcus "Marco" Kauffman may have been shot in the head with his own gun during a botched burglary at his home.
Hagel orders airlift for Central African Republic
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the U.S. military to transport troops from Burundi into the Central African Republic to help quell the latest upsurge in violence there.
Heisman: Winston, Manziel, Lynch among 6 finalists
Jameis Winston will have plenty of company at the Heisman Trophy ceremony - though he's not expected to have much competition.
Big tech companies lash out at government snooping
Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten the technology industry's financial...
China-based textile manufacturer to bring 500 jobs to Lancaster Co.
An unnamed company that's set to move into Lancaster County with 500 new jobs and more than $200 million for the local economy is a Chinese textile manufacturer.
Charlotte Chamber Economic Outlook Conference
The stock market is up, home prices are soaring, but local business leaders are showing caution when it comes to hiring more workers.
High End Boutique creates "Pop-up" shop
If you've ever walked by a high end boutique and avoided going in because the prices are out of reach, there is a local boutique selling merchandise for as much as 75% off its original price. Tina Hart
Need to Read; Charity ride information
Need to Read book suggestions for December 9th, 2013
Gun-slinging Granny: 98-year-old woman still enjoys a good hunt
We first met Katie Watson more than a year ago, after hearing that she was a 97-year-old woman who loves to hunt.
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Charlotte Chamber conference speakers: Slow growth ahead for 2014
Charlotte and the nation can expect slow economic growth next year as the nation?s businesses struggle with weak consumer spending and uncertainty about state and federal policy on taxes, health…Click to Continue »
Charlotte teen’s death leads to lawsuit against Remington
The family of a Charlotte teenager who died from an alleged misfire from one of the country?s most popular rifles joined a nationwide list of lawsuits Monday against the North…Click to Continue »
Watt’s exit would leave scrambled race for Congress
At least six candidates could vie for U.S. Mel Watt?s seat in Congress, a vote which could take months.Click to Continue »
Even with her own company, mom of 3 can’t make ends meet
Caribbean food caterer needs help with Christmas as economy causes business slump…Click to Continue »
CATS, drivers reach tentative deal
The Charlotte Area Transit System?s management company and the union that represents nearly 600 bus drivers have reached a tentative deal to avert a strike that would have begun shortly…Click to Continue »
4th suspect remains at large in shooting of Rowan man
Authorities arrested a third suspect Monday in connection with last week’s shooting of a Rowan County man during an apparent home burglary.Click to Continue »
Pappy Van Winkle craze stirs up Charlotte bourbon drinkers
Staggering amount of enthusiasm devoted to acquiring Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, partly due to movies, high-profile theft…Click to Continue »
Graham weaker, but in no ‘imminent danger’
Billy Graham has gotten weaker since he celebrated his 95th birthday last month in Asheville, but he is in no ?imminent danger? and his ?vital signs are quite good.?Click to Continue »
US Airways, American merge Monday: What you need to know
After years of wrangling and a legal challenge that nearly sank the whole deal, US Airways and American Airlines will close their $17.7 billion merger Monday, creating the world?s largest…Click to Continue »
Cleveland County partnering with wildlife commission to build public outdoor ...
Cleveland County Commissioner Johnny Hutchins knew little about firearms until he joined the Army and squeezed the trigger of an M-1 rifle in 1963.Click to Continue »
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Strike averted as Charlotte bus drivers agree on labor contract
A potential strike among bus drivers for the Charlotte Area Transit System has been avoided after the union representing the drivers and the management company employing them reached a tentative agreement on Monday, WBT-AM reports.
Talks between Transit Management of Charlotte, which employs t...
5 Questions: Brian Moynihan, caution flags and his bullish view on BofA
Who knew Brian Moynihan was a NASCAR fan?
Bank of America Corp.?s chief executive told a Charlotte crowd on Monday that the U.S. economy could be compared to a stock car race under a yellow caution flag ? individuals and businesses are picking up speed, but they remain stuck in the same position...
Gov. McCrory credits his administration for falling NC unemployment
In a speech before the Charlotte region?s business executives Monday, N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory attributed recent declines in the state unemployment rate and other economic improvement to tough decisions made by his administration and resilience among businesses during and after the Great Recession.
Bravo! restaurant planned for Blakeney
Bravo! Cucina Italiana will open a new location in Blakeney this spring.
That Italian eatery has signed a lease for 9824 Rea Road with a goal of opening by May, says Nicole Roope, director of marketing.
?We think (Bravo!) will bring a unique dining option to market with freshly prepared items a...
Piedmont Natural Gas proposes promised cut in fuel price
Piedmont Natural Gas Co. Inc. (NYSE:PNY) has proposed cutting the fuel factor customers pay for natural gas to $4.25 per dekatherm starting Jan. 1 from the current $4.50 per dekatherm.
A regulatory filing Piedmont submitted on Friday follows a promise the company made when it agreed to a 3.6% ov...
Execs foresee 2% growth in Charlotte?s economy in 2014
Uncertainty on a number of levels will continue to affect Charlotte?s economy in the upcoming year, but top executives of the region?s leading companies anticipate growth.
Projected growth of 2 percent next year ? similar to the local economic expansion of the past three years ? is realistic, sa...
S&ME Engineering sells Charlotte office building
Engineering firm S&ME Engineering has sold its Charlotte office building to a New York real estate buyer for $3.25 million.
The 26,464-square-foot building is in the Pine Brook business park, near the intersection of interstates 77 and 485. S&ME signed a new 10-year lease with the buyer, a limited l...
Charlotte's Ballantyne among hottest ZIP codes for home shoppers
Charlotte's Ballantyne area is among the five most-searched ZIP codes of 2013 for those looking for real estate, according to an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.
"When users visit Realtor.com to find their dream home, oftentimes their search includes looking for a neighborhood ...
NC tax overhaul lowers 2014 rates, but means new paperwork
North Carolina's income tax rates are dropping next year under a tax-reform plan the Republican-controlled state General Assembly approved earlier this year, a change that could leave N.C. workers with a little more money in their paychecks.
But as News14 Carolina and others are reporting, taxpa...
Sysco-US Foods merger has Charlotte-area impact
Two national food distribution companies, both of which have large operations in the Charlotte region, are combining in a deal valued at $3.5 billion.
Sysco of Houston is buying US Foods Inc. of the Chicago area in a cash-and-stock deal that will bring together large rivals in food distribution....