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'Fatal Vision' author Joe McGinniss dies at age 71
Joe McGinniss wasn't one to let a story tell itself.
Now it's the Dems talking all night, about climate
It's a lot of hot air about a lot of hot air.
Ukraine's Crimea seeks to become independent state
The Crimean parliament voted Tuesday that the Black Sea peninsula will declare itself an independent state if its residents agree to split off from Ukraine and join Russia in a referendum.
Search widens for missing Malaysian passenger jet
Authorities hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner expanded their search on land and sea Tuesday, reflecting the difficulties in locating traces of the plane more than three days after it vanished.
Russia preparing counterproposals over Ukraine
Russia said Monday it is drafting counterproposals to a U.S. plan for a negotiated solution to the Ukraine crisis, denouncing the new Western-backed government as an unacceptable "fait accompli" and claiming that...
Crazed kitty attacks baby, forces family to call 911
A fat cat with a bad attitude attacked a baby and forced a Portland family to hide in a bedroom before calling 911.
Report: Councilman used slurs, made threats against police chief
A Chester city councilman is being investigated by the State Law Enforcement Division for assault after the city's police chief says he used racial slurs and threatened to take him out.
Firearms company apologizes for gun-toting 'David' ad
A tweet in May 2013 showed Michelangelo's David wielding an AR-50A1 rifle as part of the company's A Work of Art ad campaign.
York pastor in jail, facing child sex charges
WBTV is hearing reaction from residents in York after a pastor there turned himself in over the weekend, police say he fondled a female member of two churches he preached at.
'We just need to know who did it' says family of Marshville woman found dead ...
Alicia Sligh was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt and friend. She was working and going to school but early Sunday morning she was found her dead in a car in Marshville. Police believe someone killed her. No one saw what happened.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Search area widens
Four days after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur, crews have found nothing.
Things "turn out" poorly for two at traffic stop
A wide, suddent run of the wheel landed two in jail at a traffic stop in China Grove over the weekend.According to the report from the Rowan Sheriff's Office, officers and a state trooper were working
NC Republican says she'll sponsor bill to legalize strain of medical marijuana
"To have North Carolina moms travel to Colorado and split up their families, that's not what we need," she said. "We need to take care of the kids here."
Rescuers speak out after saving climber injured in fall from mountain
The climber is alive and was rescued from the side of the mountain nearly three hours after falling.
Climber dies from injures after found unconscious on side of Crowders Mountain
Emergency crews say an injured climber has died from their injuries after falling nearly 70 feet down Crowders Mountain and being found unconscious.
Parents could file injunction to stop Union Co. redistricting
"We tried everything we know - how to protest to trying to appear at meetings and we have been shut down, so it's unfortunate we have to go to court to get something done."
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Lawmakers grilled on response to coal ash spill
A community meeting on coal ash stored at Mountain Island Lake turned into a grilling Monday of state legislators over their response to Duke Energy?s spill on the Dan River…Click to Continue »
GOP hopeful said vote for Mitt Romney was vote for ‘tyranny’
A year before launching his Republican U.S. Senate campaign, Greg Brannon urged people not to vote for the party?s presidential nominee, saying a vote for Mitt Romney would ?advance tyranny.?Click to Continue »
Union Co. parents plan to proceed with redistricting lawsuit
The move occurs as colleagues mourn sudden death of school board member who had introduced controversial redistricting plan.Click to Continue »
Lake Wylie businesswoman invited to White House for health care law discussion
The Affordable Care Act has been on Lake Wylie businesswoman Jennifer Maier’s mind a lot since the sweeping health care overhaul was signed into law four years ago this month.Click to Continue »
McCrory: Duke Energy didn’t meet its responsibility in coal ash spill
Gov. Pat McCrory took questions at a Raleigh private school for an hour Monday and ended the forum with his own: ?How do you pay for it?? The remark came…Click to Continue »
Charlotte Police ask for public’s help in capturing suspect in fatal shooting
Police have identified a suspect in a fatal southwest Charlotte shooting that happened late Saturday afternoon and are asking the public to help find him.Click to Continue »
General's court-martial is thrown into jeopardy
The sexual assault case against an Army general was thrown into jeopardy Monday when the judge said the military may have improperly pressed ahead with a trial to send a…Click to Continue »
Hundreds gather to remember East Mecklenburg's 'Pop' Miller
Hundreds of people gathered Sunday to honor Leroy “Pop” Miller, an educator who helped Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools navigate the turbulent period of desegregation.Click to Continue »
State panel to ponder fate of StudentFirst charter
State charter officials will discuss Monday whether to stop paying for the deeply indebted StudentFirst Academy or let the board keep trying to save the Charlotte charter school that foundered…Click to Continue »
Union Co. school board member dies of stroke Sunday
John Crowder served on Union County school boards for 31 years and last week offered the surprise motion to approve a controversial redistricting plan.Click to Continue »
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RST Fiber of Shelby now reaches across NC with ultra-fast fiber
RST Global, the plucky little Shelby fiber optics company, has an important new partner and has activated a statewide ultra-fast data network.
The new partner is Cisco Systems Inc. and the network is a 100-gigabit per second connection that company execs say will reach into rural North Carolina ...
Wells Fargo launching into brand journalism with 'Wells Fargo Stories'
Hoping to connect with its customers beyond debits and credits, Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) on Tuesday unveiled a new self-published online magazine called Wells Fargo Stories.
Using an emerging tactic known as brand journalism, San Francisco-based Wells is using the website to promote interes...
Uptown restaurants looking for home run with Charlotte Knights' arrival
Baseball fans aren't the only ones excited about the upcoming opening of the Charlotte Knights' first season at the new BB&T Ballpark uptown.
WBTV reports that restaurants in the area are looking to score big on game days.
Barbecue restaurant Queen City Q and nearby pizza joint Mellow Mushroom ...
Social media guru lends wisdom to businesses receiving online complaints
Social media is a two-way street. And once you open that door, be prepared for your customers to bring in both the good and the bad.
That?s the gist of a chat I just had with Neal Schaffer, the California author of Maximize Your Social, who was in Durham on Monday for a book-signing at Barnes & ...
Big pay day for shareholders who stuck with the old, bankrupt American Airlines
Shareholders who owned stock in the old, bankrupt American Airlines got a nice payday Monday.
Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) converted 41.9 million shares into common stock Monday based on a stock price of $33.80. Owners of convertible preferred stock had 70.48...
Minneapolis company buys Wilburn Auto Body Centers in Charlotte
ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a Minneapolis-based repairs chain, has purchased all 13 Wilburn Auto Body centers in the Charlotte metro area.
?This is a significant milestone for me," Don Wilburn, founder and CEO of the Charlotte company, says in a news release. "Wilburn Auto Body has served Charlotte ...
Carolina Panthers reportedly shopping Steve Smith, but not his No. 89 jersey
Panther Nation roared on Monday -- and not in a good way -- as speculation about the future of star wide receiver Steve Smith intensified.
A day before the beginning of the free agency on Tuesday, reports surfaced that the Carolina Panthers had put Smith on the trading block. And given the way ...
Duke-Carolina laps Charlotte sports TV field
NASCAR couldn?t keep pace with college basketball as the season finale between rivals Duke and North Carolina accounted for the largest TV audience of the weekend.
Nielsen Media Research estimates an average of 233,110 people in the Charlotte area watched the Blue Devils defeat the Tar Heels on ...
NC inspectors to review Dan River plant conditions Thursday
N.C. inspectors will go the Dan River Steam Station on Thursday intending to complete a rigorous new review as part of the state?s effort to ensure proper operations at ash ponds at Duke Energy?s 14 current and former coal plants.
Among their jobs will be to try to determine the source of arseni...
American Airlines: Bad weather caused 14K cancellations in February
How bad was the weather throughout the United States in February? You need only look at American Airlines Group Inc.?s (NASDAQ:AAL) cancellation figures for the month to get an idea.
Fort Worth, Texas-based American said in its monthly traffic report on Monday that it canceled 14,000 flights in...