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CMPD officer was cleared in Keith Lamont Scott shooting, but will it still co...
Prosecutors found no criminal wrongdoing in the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, but will his death still cost the city of Charlotte? Scott’s family has retained the same … Click to Continue »

Secret Santas leave trail of smiles as they bring $100 bills to strangers
Carla Walker was leaving the Greyhound bus station Friday morning, weighed down by luggage and the knowledge that it would be 18 days until her next paycheck. She was between … Click to Continue »

CMS tally: More Hispanic and Asian students, fewer black and white
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools became a bit more international this year, with Hispanic and Asian enrollment growing slightly while black and white numbers inched down. Newly posted racial data on all CMS … Click to Continue »

Donovan Livingston: Tell kids the truth, then inspire them
Internet celebrity educator Donovan Livingston told a Charlotte audience Thursday night that fatal police shootings of African-Americans such as Keith Lamont Scott show history is repeating itself when it comes … Click to Continue »

How UNC basketball’s academic aide may be connected to bogus classes
In 2007, when Eric Hoots was a video coordinator for UNC-Chapel Hill’s men’s basketball team, he sent an email to Deborah Crowder, the architect of the bogus “paper” classes that … Click to Continue »

After cancer surgeries, Ophelia Garmon-Brown feeling strong, plans to return ...
Despite two cancer surgeries in November, Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown, a Novant Health physician executive and co-chair of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force, says she hopes to return to work at … Click to Continue »

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Lottery numbers from several games. … Click to Continue »

Students brought loaded gun, box cutter to Huntingtowne Farms Elementary, sou...
Two elementary school students were charged after a loaded gun and a box cutter were brought to a Charlotte school Thursday, sources told WBTV, the Observer’s news partner. The incident … Click to Continue »

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"March for Love" takes to Charlotte streets to help heal the Queen City
"Love, unity and compassion" is the message at this march."We're marching because we are disturbed that the KKK has a...

Huntersville cuts funding for North Mecklenburg Rescue Squad
The North Mecklenburg Rescue squad will be forced to close its doors after 58 years of service. The Town of Huntersvi...

Nativity scene forced to add secular pieces
Jesus and Santa Clause, they're both part of a nativity scene that's had it's fair share of controversy.

"I've alway...

CMPD responds to shooting in east Charlotte
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police responded to a shooting in east Charlotte Friday night.

Officers were called out to the...

Blasting to start for I-77 toll lane tunnel
Construction on a tunnel for the I-77 toll lane project is about to begin and it could make traffic worse.

If you're...

Catawba County removes burning restrictions
Burning restrictions for some North Carolina counties have been lifted.

This removal of restrictions is in conjuncti...

2-year-old dies after father accidentally backs over him with vehicle
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating after a 2-year-old was hit and killed by his father's tr...

NC man catches 112 pound catfish
A North Carolina man caught a huge 112 pound catfish, just five pounds shy of breaking a state record.WWAY reported t...

Police: Man dies in Rock Hill shooting
A man who was seriously injured in a shooting Friday morning in Rock Hill has died, according to police.The shooting ...

San Bernardino honors terror attack victims with 'Night of Remembrance' memorial
"A year ago at this exact time I was still in surgery and would be for a few more hours," terror attack survivor Juli...

FAA investigating debris found in northeast Charlotte
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating whether debris found in northeast Charlotte is from an air plane...

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Charlotte news for metro Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, the Piedmont and high country regions of North Carolina and upstate South Carolina.  

Fire tears through Oakland dance party, killing at least 9
Firefighters struggled to get to bodies in the rubble Saturday after a fire tore through a converted Oakland warehous...

Why some Carolina Panthers will be wearing multicolored cleats on Sunday
The NFL is usually pretty rigid on what players can wear on the field, but on Sunday, you’ll see many of them donning...

Fatal crash in north Charlotte sends three to hospital, one dead
A fatal crash in north Charlotte sends three people to the hospital and leaves one dead.

Charlotte strip club loses ABC license for history of assaults, rape, murder
A north Charlotte strip club that saw one of its patrons fatally shot a week ago has lost its liquor license over wha...

North Meck Rescue Squad to close next year
Earlier in the day it was announced that the rescue squad was going to close because of cuts in funding by the Town o...

Viral videos: A hot knife through butter, other things
If 'like a hot knife through Styrofoam' is not your new metaphor after watching this video, you weren't paying attent...

Small-town NC voters who backed Trump want him to keep his jobs promise
They helped elect him. Now what do Donald Trump voters in North Carolina’s small- to mid-size towns expect from this ...

Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call
President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone ...

Statesville house fire displaces at least four residents
A fire sparked at a two-story home in Statesville Saturday morning. 

Fire sparks in laundry room of assisted living facility
A fire broke out early Saturday morning at the Catawba Valley Assisted Living in Claremont. 

Supreme Court hears cases about use of race in redistricting
The Supreme Court is returning to the familiar intersection of race and politics, in a pair of cases examining redist...

'PROMISE' being presented in Conover for 20th year
One of western North Carolina's most popular Christmas spectacles is underway now in Conover. PROMISE was initiated i...