Charlotte Area News

Charlotte Area News, NC - North Carolina And National News Headlines

Charlotte Area News - All The Local News Headlines In One Website

Charlotte Area News provides you with the most complete set of online news, weather and other information related to Charlotte, NC, and surrounding Carolina counties. Check out what's going on in the local area instantly. Here you'll find:
• News feeds from all major Charlotte area news media, plus:
• Yahoo, Google, several weather channels
• Click on any blue headline to read more
• Subscribe to our daily email update using the "Subscribe me" box on this page

WBTV - News

Magnitude 6.7 aftershock hits Nepal, causes panic
A powerful aftershock shook Nepal on Sunday, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets a day after a massive earthquake left at least 1,900 people dead.

GOP 2016 hopefuls talk social issues in Iowa
Republican presidential hopefuls emphasized their staunch opposition to gay marriage and abortion rights Saturday before a crowd of social conservatives who hold significant sway in the state's leadoff presidential...

Nepal quake death toll climbs to 1,910
A Nepal police official says at least 1,910 people have been killed, including at least 721 in Kathmandu, in the immense weekend earthquake centered outside of the capital of the Himalayan nation.

Players from politics, Hollywood mix it up at 'Nerd Prom'
Two secretaries of state, Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright, arrived arm in arm Saturday as a wide mix of Hollywood and Washington players gathered for the national "Nerd Prom."

A dozen arrested as Freddie Gray protests turn violent
Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in the largest Freddie Gray rally yet, and after hours of peaceful demonstrations, pockets of protesters smashed out police car windows and storefronts.

Former soldier finally receives Purple Heart in Fort Hood shooting
Cooke of Stanly County was one of 32 soldiers and civilians wounded that day in November 2009 at Fort Hood, Texas, by Major Nidal Hasan, a Palestinian-American psychiatrist. 

Installment 1: Allyson's cancer journey
Allyson's offering to document her cancer journey for us, videos, photos, doctor's opinions, pathology reports, honest emotions. She'll relay everything going on to me, I'll then write it up and relay to you. It starts with this post right here ? Allyson's backstory and crazy diagnosis months ago.

History trailing Japanese leader on his upcoming US visit
History will be trailing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to the United States.

Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch
Starbucks was back in business Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before.

Charlotte area Nepalese people prepare to lend a hand
People in the Queen City with relatives in Nepal have been frantically trying to get in touch with loved ones.Several local Nepalese leaders gathered Saturday afternoon at The Midwood International House. 

'To Kill a Mockingbird' play to go on under Harper Lee group
"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has started a nonprofit company that will produce a play about the book, ending a dispute that threatened to derail the long-running performance, a publishing group said Saturday.

Carolina Panthers exercise Luke Kuechly?s option
Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman has said before he would have to ?have brain damage not to? exercise the option on Kuechly. 

Charlotte Area News - Skyline View

Check Often To Keep Up With Local News

FOX 46 Charlotte - Local News

Local Charlotte Nepali Leaders Brainstorm Relief Efforts After Quake
Charlotte can count around 6,000 people who have ties to Nepal. 

Death toll rising in Nepal Earthquake
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal has killed nearly nine hundred people this morning.

One dead after car accident on Carmel Road in Charlotte
One person and is dead and two injured after an accident involving a box truck and a pickup truck on Carmel Rd this morning.

Rain with scattered storms Saturday
Widespread showers Saturday will lead into a storm threat Saturday night.

Log Truck Accident Kills One
A vehicle accident involving a log truck has killed one person in Union County.

Chester Co. School resource officers to be replaced
Chester County Sheriff's Office told FOX 46 they just found out Friday, that the school system will no longer need their services and instead will be hiring a private security company.

Cam Newton Foundation School Pride Day
Cam Newton was back on the field with a few new teammates Friday afternoon.

Chester Police: Looking for man charged with assault
Chester Police are looking for a man charged with assault, according to Police.

Carolina Queens
Any conversation about the Carolina Queens starts and ends with Ebony Kimbrough the team founder.

Charlotte Water planned outage
Charlotte Water will be repairing a leaking pipe under Nations Ford Rd. Friday night.

Cornelius Crossing Guard Still in Hospital
An 82-year-old crossing guard is still in the hospital after getting hit on the job Thursday afternoon. Police won't say how he's doing, but today they identified the driver who allegedly struck him.

Additional charge for former Kannapolis Youth Pastor
A former youth pastor accused of sex crimes involving children is facing a new charge, according to Rowan County Sheriff's Office.

CMPD: 17-year-old arrested in dry cleaners robbery, assault
A 17-year-old is facing assault and robbery at a Charlotte dry cleaners, according to CMPD.

CLT to complete Josh Birmingham Parkway Realignment Project.
CLT plans to open the final part of the Airport's new entrance and exit roads Saturday, April 25, if weather allows, according to a spokesperson for the airport.

Cam Newton Hosts School Pride Day
More than 800 Charlotte-Mecklenburg students got the chance to hang out with Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

Follow us on Twitter and Google +1

Charlotte Area Business News

Charlotte Business News - Local Charlotte News | Charlotte Business Journal
View Breaking Local News Headlines in Charlotte from the Charlotte Business Journal. Access business resources, company profiles, business advice columns, local jobs and more.

Charlotte streetcar looking inevitable
First came the unexpected creation of a dedicated investment fund to make matters clear on city transit investments beyond a dedicated half-cent sales tax. The money was already being spent on transit projects, but Charlotte's city manager told City Council members last week during a budget meeti...

When will Chipotle deliveries arrive in Charlotte?
Burrito lovers in the Queen City will soon be able to get their fix without leaving the house or office. News came Thursday that fast-casual restaurant chain Chipotle is offering its fare through Postmates, an app-based delivery service, but initial reports indicated the burrito express is avail...

American Airlines combats 'Southwest Effect' ? and more earnings takeaways
Facing faltering demand for international travel, American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) will delay delivery of some Boeing 787 Dreamliners, especially in Latin America, CEO and Chairman Doug Parker said Friday. That's one takeaway from the earnings report today for the world's largest airline...

Atlanta apartment firm under contract to buy uptown land
Apartment firm Pollack Shores Real Estate Group has agreed to purchase a 3.76-acre city-owned parcel at the intersection of Caldwell and Stonewall streets in uptown Charlotte for $12.2 million. Charlotte City Council will vote next week on whether to accept the offer. The property is at the sou...

Is Yadkin Bank six months away from its next deal? CEO talks deal flow, job cuts
If history is to be believed, Yadkin Bank (NASDAQ:YDKN) could be six months away from its next deal. In an interview Thursday with the Triangle Business Journal, Yadkin CEO Scott Custer talked about both deal flow and the Raleigh-based company's latest restructuring, a move that, according to se...

Trailer manufacturer to bring 20 jobs to Stanly County
A North Carolina utility-trailer maker is spending about $1 million to buy a factory in Albemarle and bring 20 new jobs to town. Kraftsman Inc. of Ramseur needs the former Palm Harbor Homes plant to accommodate the company?s growth, Paul Kaufman, president of Kraftsman, says in a news release. ...

Ingersoll-Rand thanks CEO for a good year with big pay bump
You can?t help your international company grow its profits by more than 50 percent and not expect to be rewarded. Ingersoll-Rand CEO Mike Lamach saw his 2014 compensation jump to $19.4 million, up 30 percent from $15 million the year before. In 2014, profits at the Irish company, which has most...

David Furman on why developers have all the fun: 'They're the ones that contr...
This week Charlotte Center City Partners honored developer and architect David Furman with a 2015 Vision Award for his contributions in making uptown Charlotte a more vibrant place to live. Furman, a Charlotte native, moved back home after graduating from N.C. State and began working for archite...

Panera to add location at Charlotte hospital
Panera Bread will open an eatery at Carolinas Medical Center this summer. The 3,750-square-foot space is on the first floor of the hospital, the main campus of Carolinas HealthCare System in midtown Charlotte. The space was previously occupied by Garden Fresh Cafe and Caribou Coffee. Renovatio...

Electrolux shares rebound as market discounts problems at Charlotte-based div...
Maybe Charlotte-based Electrolux North America?s poor contribution to the Swedish company?s first-quarter earnings wasn?t as bad as expected, at least on the world stage. Electrolux AB shares are up more than 9 percent on the Stockholm exchange this morning after the company reported better-than...