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Charlotte Observer | August 18, 2018
The widow of a man fatally shot by an undercover officer after a road rage encounter in east Charlotte sued the city and the cop on Friday. Josue Javier Diaz, … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 18, 2018
The snack bar at Tucker’s Sports Bar and Grille is stocked with the hits. Peanuts, packs of Nabs, draft beer and a warming oven packed full of foil-wrapped hot dogs. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 18, 2018
A South Carolina woman starved a dog left at her home by an ex-boyfriend for over a month, authorities said. Animal control officers in Laurens County said the dog, which … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 18, 2018
A TV series based on DC Comics’ “Swamp Thing” will be filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, a spokesman for the TV division of Warner Bros. confirmed in an email to … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 18, 2018
A massive, months-long renovation has been completed at Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, transforming the well-known North Tryon Street facility for homeless on the inside and out. On Saturday, men began … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 17, 2018
As the N.C. Secretary of Transportation starts negotiations to modify the contract with a private company building toll lanes on Interstate 77, there’s plenty of uncertainty about when and how … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 17, 2018
The case against Wade Mosley started in November 2016 with a murder charge for the death of Gregory Spearman. It ended Thursday morning with Mosley pleading guilty to felony obstruction … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 17, 2018
Jerry Klein, a music promoter, activist and writer who in the 1990s became Charlotte’s unabashed liberal voice on radio, died Friday after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 66. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 17, 2018
An injured armadillo has turned up in Charlotte, suggesting the animal has migrated to Mecklenburg County, according to a regional wildlife advocacy group. Carolina Waterfowl Rescue posted the information about … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 17, 2018
A local basketball star who was killed while riding a bicycle will be honored with a vigil Friday afternoon and buried Saturday. Mikey Maddox, 18, who played at Rocky River … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 17, 2018
A North Carolina teen is facing multiple charges — including indecent exposure and littering — after he allegedly threw a lunch box filled with urine on sheriff’s deputies in Davidson … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 17, 2018
It’s the question people are least likely to ask while staring down an alligator: Is this a boy or a girl? But one North Carolina alligator wrangler has decided to … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 17, 2018
It took six North Carolina fishermen three hours to land a shark nearly as long as a Volkswagen Beetle. The hammerhead shark was close to 13 feet long and was … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 17, 2018
A star defensive tackle with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles has settled a lawsuit in which a North Carolina man said the player seduced his wife and broke up their marriage, … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 17, 2018
A North Carolina inmate has been charged with felony assault in the June attack that seriously injured a high-ranking prison manager. A Wake County grand jury indicted inmate Jaquan Lane … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 16, 2018
American eels are slimy, sinuous creatures that slither their slender, scaled bodies through water both fresh and salty. But not much is known about this elusive eel, found in nearly … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 16, 2018
If men are allowed to be topless in public, women “should have the same constitutional right,” GoTopless.org says on its website. “Or else, men should have to wear something to … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 16, 2018
Starting Aug. 27, K-2 students will attend Dilworth/Sedgefield and grades 3-5 will attend Dilworth/Latta. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 16, 2018
It was to be one of the biggest nights in Charlotte’s year of music — but a sad one for its star, Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul was booked … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 16, 2018
The old superstition that lightning can strike you standing in the shower is true, but that’s not the worst of it, says NOAA lightning expert John Jensenius. Lightning can also … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 16, 2018
The Charlotte Observer has raised nearly $180,000 to send children to camp in its annual Summer Camp Fund campaign this year. This summer, more than 500 kids attended 33 camps … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 16, 2018
Police in Colorado are holding a man who is suspected of killing his wife, both of whom have North Carolina ties and married in Mecklenburg County in 2012, and two … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 16, 2018
Two North Carolina children partnered to kill their mom’s abusive boyfriend, after they found him strangling their mother, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s office. Steven Kelley died shortly after … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 16, 2018
Rory Sheriff of Brand New Sheriff Productions, the only Charlotte producer with a year-long schedule of African-American theater, talks about his first play "Be A Lion," and the production of "Eclipsed," by Danai Gurira … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 16, 2018
Former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith partnered with Academy Sports + Outdoors to help 800 local students prepare for the new school year by donating backpacks filled with supplies to Salvation Army Boys & Girls of greater Charlotte. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 16, 2018
A judge ruled Thursday that 911 recordings will be released in the case of a Charlotte garden center owner, who called 911 to say he had shot someone trying to … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 16, 2018
Students who get suspended from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in the coming year may find themselves doing their time under a teacher’s supervision at a nearby rec center. The district is opening … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 15, 2018
A man accused of shooting a deputy in Cleveland County late Tuesday night was arrested in Harrisburg early Wednesday morning. The deputy was shot along Highway 74 after responding to … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 15, 2018
With all the rain this summer, an astonishing number of mushrooms have been popping up all over lawns. And ever-curious dogs are eager to check them out — and eat … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 15, 2018
Some Charlotte-Mecklenburg elementary schools found lead in their drinking water. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 15, 2018
Last year, two of North Carolina’s counties allowed schools to use corporal punishment — physical pain as a disciplinary measure — on students. As of Aug. 14, that number was … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 15, 2018
Lightning is beautiful to watch, but it’s nothing to play around with. Each year, there are about 25 million cloud-to-ground lightning strikes in the U.S., according to the National Weather … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 15, 2018
Charlotte TV chef Troy Gagliardo has ended his popular “Troy’s Everyday Eats” show after 11 years on “WCCB News Rising.” “Life has become super busy and it’s time to concentrate … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 15, 2018
Jonathan Christenbury’s 30-year-old medical practice, which helped introduce Lasik eye surgery to Charlotte, had $83.27 in its checking account on Tuesday, new court documents show. That day, Christenbury Eye Center … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 15, 2018
One North Carolina beach has seen an average of at least one stingray injury per day for a month. EMS crews said they responded to four people stung by rays … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 15, 2018
A Spanish tapas restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina, has made Food & Wine’s list of America’s “40 Most Important Restaurants of the Past 40 Years.” Food & Wine tweet “Before … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 15, 2018
Another Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was photographed parking a patrol car in a handicapped spot — the second in less than a week. This time, an officer parked in front of … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 15, 2018
When school starts Aug. 27, 54 middle school students will report to a tiny new school in Matthews. Last year they were sent to Turning Point Academy, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg alternative … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 15, 2018
Superintendent Clayton Wilcox on Wednesday defended his district’s decision not to immediately notify parents when a consultant found high levels of lead in school drinking water, even as he promised … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 15, 2018
A NOAA-backed expedition scouring the floor of the Bering Sea has discovered a long lost World War II shipwreck where 70 U.S. sailors were instantly “entombed” by a Japanese mine … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 15, 2018
An American Airlines flight from Charlotte to Chicago had to return to the airport shortly after takeoff Wednesday morning after experiencing engine problems. Charlotte’s airport confirmed that an American plane … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 15, 2018
A person’s body was found during a search on Lake Norman that began when someone reported seeing a person in distress in the water Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened near … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 15, 2018
The much-maligned toll lanes on Interstate 77 north of Charlotte could be made more driver-friendly, N.C. Secretary of Transportation Jim Trogdon said Wednesday, but he did not recommend the state … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 15, 2018
Divers on Tuesday recovered a body from Lake Norman, near a popular seafood restaurant in Mooresville, North Carolina. The body was found off Williamson Road near the Eddie’s on Lake … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 15, 2018
“Can anything good come from Nazareth?” the Rev. Dr. James Thomas recited from the Bible, recounting when one of Jesus’ soon-to-be disciples questioned his humble beginnings. Thomas stood Tuesday in … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 14, 2018
A man was arrested Monday and charged with kidnapping and statutory rape of a child, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. The child was found in Zachary Richard Gibson’s home a few days … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 14, 2018
One of the longest-running controversies in Charlotte could be entering its final phase this week, as the N.C. Secretary of Transportation details what his agency plans to do with the … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 14, 2018
A video gaining traction on social media is suggesting a “huge” UFO was recently spotted over North Carolina’s Lake Norman, north of Charlotte. The footage, recorded May 29 by Jason … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 14, 2018
At least one priest who had served in North Carolina was named in a scorching Pennsylvania grand jury report on Tuesday criticizing the Catholic Church’s handling of reports of sexual … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | August 14, 2018
Armadillos have officially joined rattlesnakes and bears on the growing list of oddities awaiting tourists on Carolinas beaches. A video taken Sunday caught one of the ardently nocturnal creatures out … Click to Continue »