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Charlotte Observer | December 11, 2018
A tiny Yancey County community that most North Carolinians have never heard of is the talk of the state, after the National Weather Service revealed nearly 3 feet of snow … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 11, 2018
Mary McCray is expected to win a seventh year as chair of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board Tuesday night, preserving an island of leadership stability in a local political scene marked … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 11, 2018
For as long as anyone can remember, snow closings were an all-or-nothing deal for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. If some roads remained unsafe, the whole district canceled classes. At noon Monday, as … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 11, 2018
Schools that were closed Tuesday will make up the time on Jan. 22, and all Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students will attend extra days in February and March to make up for … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 11, 2018
A photo posted on Snapchat shows a “sculpture of a white body” hanging from a noose on a tree at UNC Charlotte, the news editor of the student-run Niner Times … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 11, 2018
A burglary committed under cover of this week’s major winter storm came unraveled at the last minute, when a getaway truck filled with stolen goods got stuck at the scene … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 11, 2018
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police reported a growing number of traffic accidents Tuesday morning as commuters traveled icy roads after the weekend snow. Police reported 35 incidents, most of them traffic accidents, between … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 10, 2018
North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows says he’s honored by the rumors that President Donald Trump is considering Meadows as his next chief of staff. “Serving as Chief of Staff … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 10, 2018
As if snow-covered mountain roads weren’t bad enough, Monday morning travelers on westbound Interstate 40 also had to contend with free roaming pigs, leading to heavy traffic delays, according to … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 10, 2018
After a Sunday of sleet snow began to fall in Charlotte about 7:00AM on Monday. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 10, 2018
Forecasters warned of an ominous prediction: all the melting snow and sleet will refreeze overnight, creating widespread black ice on roads in the Charlotte region. So when exactly do motorists … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 10, 2018
A driver in Matthews died Sunday afternoon when a tree fell onto a moving vehicle, police said. The vehicle was moving east on East John Street at 4:16 p.m. when … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 10, 2018
The grey clouds that loomed over the Charlotte skyline Monday afternoon are a metaphor of sorts for the future of the U.S. economy. They represent some of the factors that … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 10, 2018
Another company is joining Charlotte’s electric scooter craze. You may remember the company Spin as a wave of hundreds of dockless bikes appeared on Charlotte streets in November 2017. Spin, … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 10, 2018
A heavy morning snow quickly began to melt even as sledders tried hills around Charlotte. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 10, 2018
As state Rep. Craig Horn drove along snowy, wreck-strewn highways toward Raleigh on Monday, he stewed over a question that’s on a lot of minds this week: What should the … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 10, 2018
Owen McBeth Edgington, Heyes Clarkdon, and Walker and Zach Pearson sled and throw snowballs at Freedom Park as the winter storm's ice melts with temperatures climbing above freezing in the Charlotte area Monday … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 10, 2018
North Carolina and the Wake County school system continue to lead the U.S. in what’s considered to be the “gold standard” for teacher excellence with the most number of educators … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 10, 2018
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police shut down an uptown street Monday after reports of ice falling from the Duke Energy Center as a winter storm departed the Carolinas. Police closed Stonewall Street between … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 10, 2018
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will return to class Tuesday, but with a two-hour delay as the area continues clearing ice and snow. Afternoon dismissals will happen at the regular time Tuesday, and … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 10, 2018
Twenty inches of snow fell in some areas of western North Carolina Sunday -- proving the Charlotte area got lucky with only 3 inches of snow and ice....which is starting … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 09, 2018
Much of the Charlotte area awakened to snow and sleet Sunday morning, as emergency officials urged everyone to stay indoors and off expected icy roads. Parts of Charlotte face up … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 09, 2018
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warns people to "enjoy the beauty but respect the danger" as a winter storm covers most of the state with snow and ice Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 09, 2018
Scenes around Charlotte as snow and ice blanketed the region Sunday. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 09, 2018
The driver of a 2002 Honda Civic was killed Saturday night in a multi-car crash on Idlewild Road, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. Vongsanith Prahongchanh, 42, was driving in the left … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 09, 2018
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will be closed Monday, officials announced as snow and ice made roads treacherous and brought power lines down. “Crews are working to restore power and heat to dozens … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 09, 2018
Former Carolina Panthers offensive lineman Frank Garcia was arrested Saturday, charged with misdemeanor assault on a female. Garcia is currently a host of an afternoon talk show on WFNZ, 610-AM … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 09, 2018
Sleet, ice and downed trees are creating problems across the Charlotte area Sunday, while heavy snow and sleet have blanketed areas north of Mecklenburg County. Ice accumulations are building, with … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 08, 2018
A UNC Charlotte student is among three suspects police charged with murder in the shooting of a 21-year-old man during a robbery at an apartment complex south of campus, a … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 08, 2018
Charlotte could see 6 inches of snow and nearly a tenth of an inch of ice from the season’s first winter storm that’s expected to turn from rain Saturday afternoon … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 07, 2018
The National Weather Service is honing its weekend snow expectations for the Charlotte area, and now expects as much as 7 inches -- with “a light glaze of ice.” Southern … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 07, 2018
The last six months have been one tough battle after another for Patricia Fulford and her daughter, 11-year-old Isabella. Last summer, doctors discovered Fulford needed brain surgery, and the recovery … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 07, 2018
A half-million or more homes and businesses in the Carolinas could lose power in this weekend’s winter storm, Duke Energy said Friday. Duke Energy Tweet Here are tips from Duke … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 07, 2018
Bladen calls itself the mother county of North Carolina because in colonial times, it encompassed what is now more than half the state’s counties. These days it’s the mother of … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 06, 2018
A 61-year-old pastor in Mount Holly, North Carolina, was jailed without bail after police accused him of sexually assaulting children at his church and in homes, the Gaston County Police … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 06, 2018
Her name is Karah Abbot. She is Kevin Olsen’s accuser. Here are a few things she wants you to know: During the two-week rape trial of her former boyfriend, Abbott’s … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 06, 2018
The suspect who allegedly took a woman from a North Carolina rehab center and forced her into sex trafficking in the Myrtle Beach-area could be free as he awaits trial. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 06, 2018
As evidence mounts that a North Carolina Republican candidate for Congress may have benefited from an organized election fraud scheme in the 2018 midterm elections, other GOP politicians are now … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 06, 2018
On a warm Memorial Day weekend in May 2017, 24-year-old Billy Bullabough was in a cheerful mood. He had grilled steaks during a family cookout that Sunday, and he was … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 06, 2018
The 911 Call Centers for Charlotte Mecklenburg Police, Charlotte Fire Department and Mecklenburg County EMS were experiencing delays Thursday “due to a widespread carrier issue,” reports Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management in … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 06, 2018
A panel of Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board members agreed Thursday that reducing concentrations of poverty through student assignment is one way to create equitable opportunity. But as they delved into details … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 06, 2018
LendingTree will be adding over 400 high-paying jobs to Charlotte, thanks to millions in state and local incentives. The announcement was made Thursday morning at the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 06, 2018
Billy Ray Bullabough died shortly after buying heroin tainted with fentanyl sold to him by Amanda Leigh Allen. Allen a ten year sentence. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 06, 2018
Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden’s decision to end a jail immigration program “is an open invitation to aliens who commit criminal offenses,” an official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 06, 2018
When Charlotte firefighter Seth Tinsley died at 34 of brain cancer in 2016, his name went on the International Association of Fire Fighter’s memorial in Colorado Springs, Colo., for those … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 06, 2018
As Charlotte attorney Ken Bell awaits a pivotal vote on his nomination for a federal judgeship, a potential hurdle before his candidacy has been removed. Bell is President Donald Trump’s … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 05, 2018
A panel of security experts recommended this week that UNC-Chapel Hill invest in officer training and the creation of a “mobile force platoon” to respond to campus violence and civil … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 05, 2018
Four Iredell County sheriff’s officers were hurt during a melee at the county jail Tuesday night, Sheriff Darren Campbell said in a news release Wednesday. Three inmates were arrested on … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 05, 2018
A free new online tool could make it easier for North Carolina teachers to find out about internships, apprenticeships, guest speakers and other business resources that their students can use. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | December 05, 2018
New Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden ended the 287(g) program in Charlotte on his first day as sheriff. 287(g) is a voluntary federal program detaining jail inmates who are in the country illegally. … Click to Continue »