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Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2018
"The Music of the Night: An Andrew Lloyd Webber Revue" will be the last production. CPCC plans to demolish the auditorium and library after the first of the year. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2018
A person was fatally shot in an east Charlotte apartment late Friday, police said. Police found a male with a gunshot wound after responding to the 7100 block of Snow … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2018
A North Carolina couple went to a store for Mega Millions tickets when the husband also decided to buy one in a different game -- and won a $1-million prize, … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2018
Two men were killed in separate Charlotte shootings late Friday, police said, and authorities are continuing to search for suspects in the unrelated cases . Shortly before 9 p.m., Charlotte-Mecklenburg … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2018
A bear startled a guest at a Gatlinburg, Tenn., hotel this week, but she kept her cool and shot video. Although the woman says in her video that she “was … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2018
Police are asking for help in finding the driver who struck and killed a 34-year-old man as he walked along a stretch of Lawyers Road in east Charlotte that lacks … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 19, 2018
Two students were arrested after making separate threats to ‘shoot up’ a South Carolina high school, the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release late Friday. Sheriff’s school … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 19, 2018
President Donald Trump is planning to come to Charlotte next week for a rally amidst a pitched congressional race that could help determine control of the U.S. House next month. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 19, 2018
An unusual search is underway in eastern Virginia, after someone broke into a rural church and made off with an ornate “sacred vessel” used by Catholic priests to hold a … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 19, 2018
Voters will get to decide this election whether to give the city of Charlotte permission to borrow more than $223 million to fund new affordable housing, new streets, trails and … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 19, 2018
An old Duke Energy power plant dating to 1926 came crashing down in just seconds during an expertly planned implosion Friday in Salisbury, North Carolina. The tallest part of the … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 19, 2018
Funeral plans were announced Friday for a North Carolina trooper who was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Columbus County. Kevin K. Conner, an 11-year veteran of the State … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 19, 2018
While justices on the U.S. Supreme Court have a lifetime tenure, North Carolina voters get to decide every few years who serves on the N.C. Supreme Court. And this November, … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 19, 2018
An assault at a popular restaurant in west Charlotte was caught on camera, leading to at least one person being fired. The incident happened on October 11, at Pinky’s Westside … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 19, 2018
The North Carolina mountains are facing their first prediction of snow for the season on Saturday night. And the Charlotte area may see its first frost Monday morning, says the … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 18, 2018
A 911 call about an assault on Central Avenue late Wednesday led Charlotte officers to a woman’s body, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. Her identity was not released. A suspect is … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 18, 2018
The Columbus County man who found a dying North Carolina trooper in the road just after 12 a.m. Wednesday says he tried to comfort Kevin Conner in his final minutes, … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 18, 2018
Three former North Carolina basketball stars who thrilled ACC fans with their hoop skills are now hoping to share how they’ve become Triangle high school coaches and teachers. Former UNC-Chapel … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 18, 2018
More than $1 billion is up for grabs in this weekend’s drawings for the nation’s two giant multi-state lottery games, and North Carolina players have as good a chance as … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 18, 2018
Cats have discerning palates, and sometimes catnip just isn’t enough. Sometimes, only the best will do. For big cats such as tigers, it’s Calvin Klein’s “Obsession” fragrance. It’s like an … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 18, 2018
A SWAT situation is underway in southeast Charlotte, where a person is barricaded, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said in a tweet. The incident started around 11 a.m. in the 7700 block of … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 18, 2018
A pit bull puppy playing in the grass outside an eastern North Carolina apartment community dug up a .38 revolver Tuesday. The surreal moment ended with the Greenville Police showing … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 18, 2018
The Carolinas can expect a wetter than average winter this year, according to latest seasonal forecasts. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released its winter (December-February) weather outlook for … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 18, 2018
Police are currently investigating a shooting in Pineville that has resulted in a homicide. One person is deceased at the scene on Pine Acres Avenue as a result of a … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 18, 2018
A 30-year-old man surrendered without incident after driving from police and barricading himself with a gun for five hours in a southeast Charlotte apartment complex Thursday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said. Todd … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 18, 2018
A homeowner in suburban Virginia found a 48.6-pound common snapping turtle in his yard and feared the gargantuan reptile had been hit by a car, according to a Facebook post … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 17, 2018
At least one person dies from an eating disorder every hour, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). Could your fitness tracker help scientists better … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 17, 2018
A Florida hunter on an annual trip to bag deer and visit family in North Carolina stopped for lottery scratch-off tickets and won a million bucks, N.C. Education Lottery officials … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 17, 2018
A man trying to repossess a vehicle Tuesday in Winston-Salem was confronted by an angry woman, who proceeded to clobber him with a shovel, according to a release from the … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 17, 2018
A 22-year-old man was ejected from a car and killed in northwest Charlotte early Wednesday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. Diondre Price was driving a Kia sedan on Bellhaven Boulevard, near the … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 17, 2018
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been dragged back into the long running rivalry between Alabama and his alma mater Auburn in the oddest of ways. Newton is honored with … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 17, 2018
A North Carolina State Trooper was shot and killed early Wednesday, south of the Columbus County town of Whiteville, according to First Sgt. Michael Baker with the State Highway Patrol. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 17, 2018
Three top Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials said Tuesday that state Rep. Bill Brawley offered early this year to kill a controversial town charter bill if CMS would fire its governmental liaison. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 16, 2018
Elon Musk’s rocket building company SpaceX has confirmed a large chunk of debris found Sunday on an Outer Banks beach is a part of one of its rockets. The National … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 16, 2018
From new fences at sprawling high schools to security cameras monitoring mobile classrooms, Superintendent Clayton Wilcox on Tuesday outlined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools plan to make schools safer in the aftermath … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 16, 2018
A family farm in south Charlotte is denying accusations that a tour guide was being racist in referencing “cotton pickers” while addressing school children from Thomasboro Academy, a public school … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 16, 2018
Charlotte’s Blue Line light rail system, damaged last week by Tropical Storm Michael, is operating but with some changes that went into effect Tuesday. Falling trees damaged the overhead wires … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 16, 2018
A grandmother is in custody after police say a toddler was stabbed, then placed into an oven and baked in a home in Bolivar County, Mississippi, according to the Clarion-Ledger. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 16, 2018
It’s a good time to apply to college in North Carolina. This week, the state’s community colleges and 38 four-year colleges and universities are suspending their application fees. And that … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 16, 2018
Place your bets — more Americans think gambling on professional sports should be legal than illegal, a poll from East Carolina University shows. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned federal law … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 16, 2018
A customer at a Wendy’s restaurant in Gastonia, North Carolina, said he felt “embarrassed,” “humiliated” and “hurt” after his name was called out as “Chubby” when his order was ready, … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 16, 2018
A cruise ship full of whale watchers came upon a confounding scene Sunday in Cape Cod Bay, when they instead saw a great white shark eating one of the tour’s … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 15, 2018
A man doing yard maintenance at a church in Chesterfield County, Virginia, stumbled on something experts are calling both rare and strange: An entire honey bee colony clinging to a … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 15, 2018
Almost every dog at a North Carolina shelter “will be out of time tomorrow” without help. Duplin County Animal Services posted a desperate “SOS” message to its Facebook page Monday … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 15, 2018
About 34,000 Duke Energy customers, most of them in central North Carolina, are without power Monday morning, four days after Tropical Storm Michael swept across the state. Guilford County, which … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 15, 2018
A pair of incumbent congressmen based near Charlotte are looking to fend off Democratic challengers and hold on to their seats, in races most analysts predict will go to the … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 15, 2018
College students, small business owners, families with young children and rural hospitals and fire departments are just some of those now eligible for hundreds of millions of dollars in state … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 15, 2018
The Charlotte 2020 Host Committee for the Republican National Convention is building up its staff as officials prepare to start their big fundraising push — a task the group’s CEO … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 15, 2018
More local beer is coming to Charlotte, as Charlotte City Council approved plans Monday for a new brewery along the Blue Line light rail extension. Located on a vacant site … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 15, 2018
A 10-foot by 6-foot chunk of debris that washed up on an Ocracoke Island beach over the weekend has prompted an investigation into its origin, including the possibility that it’s … Click to Continue »