More than a dozen school district employees, students and residents asked the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School board to support Superintendent Heath Morrison?s proposed 2014-15 budget during a public hearing Tuesday night.Click to Continue »
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Excavating coal ash from all 14 Duke Energy sites in North Carolina could cost $10 billion. Critics want the Charlotte electric utility to pay the bill for moving 102 million…Click to Continue »
More than 750 people packed into a Charleston auditorium this week for a sold-out production of “Fun Home,” a musical by a New York-based troupe.
The producers of the Cinemax series “Banshee” got the go-ahead this week to conduct late-night simulated gunfire, explosions and fist fights in downtown Mooresville June 12 to July 11.
Roughly one-third of voters remain undecided in the GOP contest to challenge Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan. No candidate, despite months of campaigning and millions of dollars spent, has galvanized the…Click to Continue »
Mecklenburg County elections officials say they will tighten their procedures for auditing campaign finance records following disclosures about incomplete reports.Click to Continue »
On Easter Sunday, Brenda Stevenson celebrated her 41st year handing out meals to whoever stopped by her church, New Outreach Christian Center on Gossett Avenue in northwest Charlotte.Click to Continue »
Early voting starts across North Carolina on Thursday, and nowhere will voters have more opportunities to take advantage of it than in Mecklenburg County.Click to Continue »
Terri Pope, US Airways’ station chief at Charlotte Douglas, oversees the daily details of her company’s merger with American Airlines.Click to Continue »
Coal ash is scattered across Charlotte in places where ground needed leveling or gullies needed filling. Duke once sold ash to dispose of its waste ? and a liability.Click to Continue »
Among the five Democrats running for three at-large seats on the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners in the May 6 primary, three are incumbents ? all first elected in 2012.Click to Continue »
A Rock Hill man was blinded in one eye after deputies say his neighbor pummeled him in the face this week because the victim allegedly refused to grab him a…Click to Continue »
Checkpoint E at Charlotte Douglas International Airport has had a gentler, more soothing face since October, when a hotel-sponsored upgrade installed couches, a ?recomposure area? for travelers to get their…Click to Continue »
Almost six years after the enactment of a federal law designed to reduce fraud in the mortgage industry, some question whether the law goes far enough to keep those accused…Click to Continue »
After suffering a stroke, Lake Norman triathlete is meeting a bet to walk 360 feet each day to his newspaper box and back.Click to Continue »
Opponents to same-sex marriage bans in the Carolinas opened a new legal front Thursday ? highlighting the impact of the laws on military couples living in both states.Click to Continue »
Federal agents have been talking to Charlotte and Mecklenburg officials as investigators follow up on public corruption charges facing former Mayor Patrick Cannon.Click to Continue »
Meg McElwain has blogged on the Observer’s website MomsCharlotte.com about her son Mitchell’s lifetime fight with leukemia. Diagnosed at 3 months old, and suffering a relapse in February at age…
BB&T said Thursday that it earned $501 million in the first quarter, up 139 percent from the same period a year ago.
The FBI said it is looking for Jakym Camel Tibbs, 21, and Quantavious Thompson, who is 18 or 19 years old. Five people were arrested earlier in the case.Click to Continue »
Many were surprised to learn of the decision by Mark Harris, pastor of First Baptist Church in Charlotte, to run for U.S. Senate. But Harris has never been one to…Click to Continue »
Gov. Pat McCrory will ask legislators for broader authority over coal ash disposal, but his plan does not envision eliminating all 33 of Duke Energy?s ash ponds.Click to Continue »
A month before the legislative session reconvenes, the likelihood that all North Carolina teachers will see a pay raise this year appears to be fading.Click to Continue »
Heather Grant says the military taught her to be a problem-solver, and that it?s a trait the public should expect from its elected representatives.Click to Continue »
This week, a Catawba County judge could settle a lingering debate in Charlotte: Did the City Council break the law by privately discussing and voting to offer millions of dollars…Click to Continue »
Attorney General Roy Cooper, the target of several challenges to North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban, has asked a judge to delay the most recent lawsuit pending an upcoming marriage ruling…
Investigators accused Nathan Thomas Mroz, 39, of using the money to build a lavish lifestyle that included buying a home for his children’s nanny.
Terwilliger Pappas Multifamily Partners is developing the project, which occupies about two acres at the corner of Kenilworth Avenue and East Morehead Street.Click to Continue »