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Home Depot may be latest security breach victim
Home Depot is the latest large retailer to be involved in a massive date breach of consumer's credit and debit cards. 

Attorney: Detroit needs debt plan to survive
The plan to restructure billions of dollars in debt is the vehicle the Motor City needs to free up funds to provide services to residents and allow the city to survive, one of Detroit's attorneys told the federal judge...

Charlotte's Fuel Pizza expanding in New York
Jeremy Wladis and his partners gave birth to this dream more than 15 years ago at an old Central Avenue gas station, and today several locales across Charlotte carry the name of Fuel.

Teen charged with DWI after crash led to best friend's death
The crash happened along the 1100 block of 6th Street NW around 7 p.m. Sunday evening.


Trio arrested in Charlotte Craigslist robberies, assaults
Tadarian Lindsey, 21, Deonte Stitt, 19, and Chris Bennett, 16, were all arrested on various charges including robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy and common law robbery.

Halliburton reaches $1B Gulf oil spill settlement
Halliburton's agreement to pay more than $1 billion to settle numerous claims involving the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill could be a way for the company and victims of the spill to avoid years of costly litigation -...

Bieber charged with assault over photo incident
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation involving a photographer, his...

Another Charlotte-based missionary tests positive for Ebola
The American doctor was treating obstetrics patients at SIM's hospital in Monrovia. He was not treating Ebola patients.

Report: Bank employee took money from elderly man's account, blamed other cus...
Jeffery Dean Etchinson Jr, 33, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with embezzlement, identity theft, forgery of an instrument, uttering a forged instrument, and obtaining property by false pretense.

Ukrainian troops routed as Russia talks tough
The ferocity of the attack on the fleeing Ukrainian troops was clear, days after the ambush by Russian-backed separatist forces.

US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group
U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying Tuesday that he was in a car that was struck and that six people died.

ISIS claims beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff
The Islamic State militant group released a video Tuesday that it claimed shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

4 Arrested after Mint Hill heroin investigation
During the search, a total of 132 grams of black tar heroin, 102 grams of brown powder heroin, and $1,433 in cash were seized.

Huge ride and service set to honor Don Tilley; time changed
If love could be measured in decibels, it's likely that the outpouring for Don Tilley will be one of the loudest on record. On Sunday hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts will take to two wheels for a ride

Apple says hacked celebs were targeted
Apple released a statement regarding their investigation into how hackers stole photographs from female celebrities, posting nude photos from their accounts on the internet.

Jenny Sanford demands psych exam, anger classes for Mark Sanford in new court...
Jenny Sanford is demanding her ex-husband, Congressman Mark Sanford, undergo psychiatric evaluations and complete an anger management program as part of their ongoing divorce proceedings.

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3rd American missionary in Liberia tests positive for Ebola
Another American missionary has contracted the often-deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, according to SIM USA, the Charlotte-based charity that sponsors the doctor?s work in Liberia.Click to Continue »

Judge overturns convictions in 1983 rape-murder case; 2 men freed
Henry McCollum and Leon Brown were convicted of the 1983 rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl whose body was found in a soybean field near the tiny town of…Click to Continue »

Charlotte leader of international drug ring sent to prison
The suspected leader of Charlotte?s arm of an international drug ring, which brought more than 3,100 pounds of marijuana to the city on a single day, was sent to prison…Click to Continue »

Dollar General raises bid for Family Dollar to $9.1 billion
Dollar General on Tuesday dialed up the pressure on Family Dollar, sweetening its all-cash offer and adding safeguards aimed at soothing Family Dollar?s antitrust concerns.Click to Continue »

Second new gas pipeline to enter NC
A $5 billion pipeline Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas announced Tuesday could smooth out natural gas price spikes, the companies say, while drawing new industries to its endpoint in…Click to Continue »

Finance sectors’ PACs putting their money on Hagan
U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has received $962,000 since 2008 from employees and political action committees of industries that are under the jurisdiction of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs…Click to Continue »

Bank of America offers help for women sleeping on uptown benches
A plan to disrupt homeless loitering by removing benches at The Square remains on hold, but community leaders are moving ahead with other solutions.Click to Continue »

Chiquita, Brazilian companies vie for shareholder support
With a shareholder vote just two weeks away, Charlotte?s Chiquita Brands International and two Brazilian companies are intensifying their respective campaigns to win over investors.Click to Continue »

Motorcycles will roar for late biker legend Don Tilley
Hundreds of Harley riders will converge on Statesville Sunday to celebrate the life of Don Tilley, who died as he lived most of his 78 years: Riding a motorcycle with…Click to Continue »

Charlotte firefighters to begin carrying Narcan to treat overdoses
Responding to an uptick in overdoses from heroin and other opiates, Charlotte firefighters will begin this fall carrying the drug Narcan, which can resuscitate victims.Click to Continue »


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Virginia company sells its N.C. solar portfolio
Virginia solar development company HelioSage Energy has agreed to sell its development portfolio of 60 megawatts worth of solar farms in eastern North Carolina. Twelve projects in the portfolio were among 15 that HelioSage registered in the state in 2012, when it entered the North Carolina marke...

Panthers players optimistic at Charlotte Touchdown Club (PHOTOS)
The Charlotte Touchdown Club luncheon today at The Westin Charlotte featured Carolina Panthers play-by-play radio voice Mick Mixon and retired Panther Jordan Gross ? now working as radio sideline reporter ? interviewing Thomas Davis, Ryan Kalil and Luke Kuechly for 15 minutes on stage. I was ther...

What?s next in Family Dollar acquisition saga?
The ball is in Family Dollar?s court as it faces a revised offer from Dollar General Corp. The Matthews-based discount retailer (NYSE:FDO) confirmed it received that unsolicited, all-cash proposal valued at $80 per share on Tuesday morning ? its second from Dollar General (NYSE:DG). Family Dol...

Duke Energy CEO: Pipeline will invest $1.2 billion in N.C.
Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) and Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE:PNY) will together invest $2.25 billion to $2.5 billion in the proposed 550-mile natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to southeastern North Carolina. Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good says about $1.2 billion of the total $4.5 billion to $5 billio...

Tenants sign leases for 176,000 square feet at Shopton Ridge
Three tenants have signed leases totaling 176,000 square feet at Shopton Ridge Industrial Park in southwest Charlotte. Pinpoint Warehousing Inc., a third-party logistics company, has leased 102,400 square feet in building 18-B at the park, taking space formerly occupied by Shutterfly. Pinpoint h...

Michael Painter to lead Plexus Capital, succeed Bob Anders
Plexus Capital partners have appointed Michael Painter as managing partner of the Charlotte investment fund. Painter, one of five founding partners, succeeds Bob Anders as part of a long-planned transition. Anders has served as managing partner since the firm's inception in 2005. Plexus, with o...

Boston Proper will open SouthPark mall store Sept. 12
Boston Proper will open its store at SouthPark mall on Sept. 12. The 1,872-square-foot boutique will offer women?s clothing with feminine details and designs to create figure-flattering silhouettes. Boston Proper?s fall collection features statement sweaters, animal prints, fringe accents, leath...

Charlotte?s BECO Holding Co. changes hands
Behrman Capital, a private-equity firm based in New York and San Francisco, has acquired BECO Holding Co. Inc. of Charlotte from Freeman Spogli & Co., another private-equity firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. BECO and Behrman are no strangers. Behrman owned a majority stake in B...

Price of gasoline inches downward in Charlotte area
Gasoline prices in the Charlotte area have edged lower during the past week, continuing a recent trend, according to AAA Carolinas. The local average today is $3.32 per gallon for regular unleaded, down a fraction of cent from week ago, AAA?s fuel-price tracker shows. A month ago, the Charlotte-...

Family Dollar to consider revised offer from Dollar General?
Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE:FDO) says it will consider Dollar General?s latest offer to buy the discount retail chain. In a statement Tuesday morning, Matthews-based Family Dollar confirmed that it had received a non-binding, unsolicited offer from Dollar General valued at $80 per share in ...