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In Russia, dwindling opposition mourns Putin foe Nemtsov
For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle on Sunday was a time for silence, not...

No clear signs of deal to fund Homeland Security Department
The next deadline to avoid a Homeland Security Department shutdown is days away, with no clear sign a deal is close at hand.

Two people displaced in Huntersville fire
The Huntersville Fire Department says the fire in the 7200 block of Hambright Road was controlled in 10 minutes, but that was enough time for the structure to be a total loss.

Iraqi premier gives ultimatum ahead of hinted Tikrit attack
Iraq's prime minister called on Sunni tribal fighters to abandon the Islamic State group Sunday, ahead of a promised offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the extremists.

Stolen NASCAR racing car found dumped on rural road
No. 44 is back with Xtreme Racing.

Activists say Islamic State releases 19 Syrian Christians
The Islamic State group released at least 19 Christians on Sunday who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria last week, activists and a local leader said.

Fire destroys storefront in Kershaw
The Kershaw Fire Department worked for more than two hours to get the blaze under control on East Marion Street.

Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job
Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules commissioned by NASA.

Fire damages vacant home in NW Charlotte
A house in northwest Charlotte was damaged after flames spread through the back of the home.

Sierra Leone's vice president in quarantine for Ebola
Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards.

New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery
Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370,...

Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder
Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond.

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Wednesday snow could fall heavily, quickly on Charlotte area
The wintry blast that forecasters say will again dump snow on the Charlotte-metro area is expected to start as rain Wednesday evening before turning into a heavy band of snow…Click to Continue »

Mecklenburg school nurse supervisor arrested in murder-for-hire plot
A Mecklenburg County school nurse supervisor accused of trying to hire someone to kill her ex-husband was arrested Tuesday, according to federal criminal complaint.Click to Continue »

As basketball begins in earnest at CIAA, so do the star-studded events
Everything from cooking demonstrations to concerts and dances to the crowning of Miss CIAA 2015 are on the schedule through Saturday for the tournament?s 10th straight year in Charlotte.Click to Continue »

Phone message campaign against LGBT proposal raises bathroom issue
A conservative policy group is charging in phone messages to thousands of Charlotteans that “dangerous policy change” would allow men to go into women’s bathrooms and vice versa.Click to Continue »

NC Senate panel OKs bill allowing opt-out on marriage duties
A state Senate committee approved a bill allowing magistrates to opt out of performing marriages if they have religious objections to gay unions.Click to Continue »

CIAA commissioner to Charlotte business owners: Let’s work together
CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams on Tuesday discussed how minority-owned and small businesses can help the conference when it moves its headquarters to Charlotte this summer.Click to Continue »

Charlotte’s Elevation Church expanding to University City site
Starting March 21, the Charlotte megachurch ? one of the fastest-growing churches in America ? will begin holding worship services in a 38,000-square-foot facility at Innovation Park that will seat…Click to Continue »

CMPD: 2 officers injured in I-485 accident
The injuries were non-life-threatening. Numerous accidents have been reported in the area Tuesday.Click to Continue »

Police: 3 dead in north Charlotte homicide
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police found three people dead inside a home in north Charlotte late Tuesday.Click to Continue »

CMPD charges teen in triple homicide
1 of the victims was reportedly a contestant on ?America?s Next Top Model,? multiple media outlets were reporting. The suspect was also one of three people charged in a Matthews…Click to Continue »




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Home of the Day: Award-winning model on wooded lot
By Joe St. John, Realtor®, Broker Home of the Day is presented by the Charlotte Business Journal with Allen Tate Realtors. This is your invitation to view some of Charlotte's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today's featured proper...

Home of the Day: Fabulous Indoor and Outdoor Spaces
By Lori McGowan, Realtor®, Broker Home of the Day is presented by the Charlotte Business Journal with Allen Tate Realtors. This is your invitation to view some of Charlotte's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today's featured proper...

Home of the Day: Amazing Views of Lake Wylie Main Channel
By Debra Holloman, Realtor®, Broker Home of the Day is presented by the Charlotte Business Journal with Allen Tate Realtors. This is your invitation to view some of Charlotte's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today's featured prop...

Home of the Day: Landmark Waterfront Estate
By Dixie Dean, Realtor®, Broker Home of the Day is presented by the Charlotte Business Journal with Allen Tate Realtors. This is your invitation to view some of Charlotte's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today's featured property...

Defense contractor closes Shelby plant, cuts 70 jobs
Ultra Machine & Fabrication Inc. and Ultra Armoring is shuttering a plant in Shelby, putting 70 employees out of work effective Friday. The company submitted a worker notification filing with N.C. Commerce Department on Wednesday and told employees on Thursday that their jobs would be eliminated...

Nine Charlotte apartment properties acquired in $274 million deal
Cortland Partners, a real estate investment firm based in Atlanta, has acquired nine Charlotte apartment complexes totaling 3,265 units for $273.9 million. The acquisition, which closed this month, included eight properties sold by McDowell Properties, a multifamily company based in Dallas, and ...

Will Carolinas HealthCare, UnitedHealthcare strike last-minute contract deal?
Without a last-minute deal, the contract between Carolinas HealthCare System and UnitedHealthcare will expire at midnight on Saturday. That means unless a deal is reached, Carolinas HealthCare facilities ? including its hospitals and physicians practices ? will no longer be considered in-network...

Craft-beer distributor launches in Charlotte, Triad
Responding to the growing demand for craft beer in the Triad and Charlotte markets it serves, Greensboro-based Caffey Distributing Co. has launched Craft Central, a new division devoted to craft beer distribution. Chris Caffey, president and CEO of Caffey Distributing and Carolina Premium Bevera...

Loss on REIT stake hampers Extended Stay's Q4 results
Extended Stay America Inc. (NYSE:STAY) posted a net loss of $58.3 million for its common shareholders in the fourth quarter, compared with a loss of $10.9 million in the same period a year earlier. However, the most recent quarter's figure includes an $86.3 million loss the company incurred on i...

Regulators approve Piedmont Natural Gas rate cut
Regulators in North Carolina and South Carolina will let Piedmont Natural Gas cut its benchmark price for natural gas, effective Sunday, with the move expected to save typical residential customers in the Carolinas an average of $10 to $12 on their March bill. With gas commodity prices dropping ...