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Huge crowds at Charlotte Women's March 2018 | Charlotte Observer Huge crowds at Charlotte Women's March 2018
Thousands march Saturday in the Charlotte Women's March through uptown Charlotte … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 20, 2018
Teen dies at waterfall when 1,000-pound boulder rolls over him | Charlotte Observer Teen dies at waterfall when 1,000-pound boulder rolls over him
A Florida teenager died when a 1,000-pound boulder rolled over him as he climbed rocks at an Upstate S.C. waterfall on Friday, media outlets reported. 1 dead at Wildcat Falls … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 20, 2018
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just met a Charlotte artist. She offered marital tips. | Charlotte Observer Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just met a Charlotte artist. She offered marital tips.
A 26-year-old Charlotte artist now living in Great Britain offered some marital advice when she met Prince Harry and his bride-to-be, American Meghan Markle, on Thursday. “I told her I’m … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 20, 2018
Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles: Lets do it | Charlotte Observer Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles: Lets do it
Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles is asked if the parade of Women Marchers can begin and she enthusiastically gives the order. Jeff Siner-jsiner@charlotteobserver.com … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 20, 2018
MLK Blvd becomes face of what democracy looks like | Charlotte Observer MLK Blvd becomes face of what democracy looks like
Participants of the Women’s March in Charlotte, NC turned MLK Blvd. into the boulevard of what democracy looks like in sea of faces, signs and chants at they neared Romare Bearden Park on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Jeff Siner-jsiner@charlotteobserver.com … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 20, 2018
Women's voices resonate in signs displayed for march in Charlotte | Charlotte Observer Women's voices resonate in signs displayed for march in Charlotte
Signs, signs, signs were everywhere Saturday, January 20, 2018 during the Women's March in Charlotte, NC. The signs spoke to each woman's feelings and point of view. All the women interviewed were gracious and thoughtful in their responses. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 20, 2018
Flip Benham yells at Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles | Charlotte Observer Flip Benham yells at Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles
Flip Benham a minister and national leader of the Concord, NC based Operation Save America yells at Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles as she addresses the Women's March crowd at First Ward Park in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Lyles quickly addressed the situation pointing out that whenever Benham appears before the Charlotte City Council, she does not interrupt him during his three minutes. The crowd then rose to Lyles support. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 20, 2018
‘Don’t let this movement die,’ speaker urges crowd at Women’s March in Charlotte | Charlotte Observer ‘Don’t let this movement die,’ speaker urges crowd at Women’s March in Charlotte
Thousands of women filed into uptown Saturday for the second annual Women’s March in Charlotte. Donning their signature knitted pink “pussy hats,” they hoisted signs with messages such as, “In … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 20, 2018
Thousands take to the streets for the Women’s March in Charlotte | Charlotte Observer Thousands take to the streets for the Women’s March in Charlotte
First Ward Park in uptown Charlotte was the gathering place for the Women’s March on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Jeff Siner-jsiner@charlotteobserver.com … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 20, 2018
Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles and marchers sing: We Shall Overcome | Charlotte Observer Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles and marchers sing: We Shall Overcome
Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles and other participants in the Women's March began to sing, "We Shall Overcome," prior to beginning the march from First Ward Park to Romare Bearden Park in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, January 20, 2018. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 20, 2018
Charlotte Women's March participants talk about their signs | Charlotte Observer Charlotte Women's March participants talk about their signs
A variety of participants in the Charlotte Women's March talked Saturday about their signs, why they made them, and what they are marching for. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 20, 2018
Man shot to death after stepping outside north Charlotte home, police say | Charlotte Observer Man shot to death after stepping outside north Charlotte home, police say
A man was shot and killed in north Charlotte early Saturday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police announced. Officers were called to the 2400 block of Carmine Street after midnight, where the victim was … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 20, 2018
NC fines Charlotte retailers for price-scanning problems. One had a 14% error rate. | Charlotte Observer NC fines Charlotte retailers for price-scanning problems. One had a 14% error rate.
Two Charlotte stores have paid fines for excessive price-scanning errors, state officials said Friday. Save-A-Lot in the 3000 block of Freedom Drive paid $5,000 in penalties, according to the N.C. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 19, 2018
York police warn of phone fundraising donation scam after officers shot | Charlotte Observer York police warn of phone fundraising donation scam after officers shot
After four officers were shot in York County this week, someone has tried to solicit money in a phone scam, police said. The York Police Department sent out a message … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 19, 2018
‘One shot in the parking lot.’ CMPD releases audio of shooting at police headquarters. | Charlotte Observer ‘One shot in the parking lot.’ CMPD releases audio of shooting at police headquarters.
Emergency radio traffic released by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police on Friday captures the moments after a murder suspect ambushed officers outside CMPD headquarters on Jan. 11. The suspect, who was being sought … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 19, 2018
Friday’s ‘slush day’ eats into CMS spring break. But there’s hope for a reprieve. | Charlotte Observer Friday’s ‘slush day’ eats into CMS spring break. But there’s hope for a reprieve.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools plans to shave a day off spring break to make up for Friday’s school closing, a move that’s bound to be unpopular with parents who were already asking … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 19, 2018
Drug dealers kidnapped NC man, vowed to kill him. The ransom demand was a clue. | Charlotte Observer Drug dealers kidnapped NC man, vowed to kill him. The ransom demand was a clue.
Two North Carolina men have been arrested after concocting a fake kidnapping plot that unraveled when the vicious drug dealers involved demanded only $60 in ransom, investigators say. It happened … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 19, 2018
National Geographic lists two Carolinas surprises among ‘30 best small US cities’ | Charlotte Observer National Geographic lists two Carolinas surprises among ‘30 best small US cities’
Five Carolinas towns are on National Geographic’s list of the “30 best small US cities” worth visiting in 2018. Most are obvious, but two are unexpected: Hickory, N.C., and Greenville, … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 19, 2018
Charlotte judges use ‘rubber stamp’ to deny bond hearings in deportations, lawsuit says | Charlotte Observer Charlotte judges use ‘rubber stamp’ to deny bond hearings in deportations, lawsuit says
A Charlotte immigration lawyer is accusing the judges who hear most of her cases of illegally denying bond hearings for hundreds of people facing deportation. The class-action complaint filed by … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 19, 2018
Divers believe they’ve found famed luxury ship that sank in 1838 off the NC coast | Charlotte Observer Divers believe they’ve found famed luxury ship that sank in 1838 off the NC coast
A luxury steamship that went to the bottom of the Atlantic in 1838 with half its affluent passengers may have been found 40 miles off the coast of North Carolina. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 19, 2018
What caused two CMS buses to burst into flames? Here’s what investigation found. | Charlotte Observer What caused two CMS buses to burst into flames? Here’s what investigation found.
After weeks of investigation, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has concluded that wiring in the engine compartment probably caused two buses to catch fire while making runs this fall. The report was quietly … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 19, 2018
This Minnesota town received KKK recruitment fliers on MLK Day — from North Carolina? | Charlotte Observer This Minnesota town received KKK recruitment fliers on MLK Day — from North Carolina?
Residents in a Minnesota town woke up on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to find Ku Klux Klan fliers at their door, and it appeared as though they were being … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 19, 2018
She was attacked on campus. Why did it take so long for police to alert UNC students? | Charlotte Observer She was attacked on campus. Why did it take so long for police to alert UNC students?
On the evening of Dec. 5, Rose Vigil was walking home when, around 9:30 p.m., she felt someone come up behind her on a brick path near the Old Well. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 19, 2018
Readers on Amazon decision: ‘Can we get our custom wood box back?’ | Charlotte Observer Readers on Amazon decision: ‘Can we get our custom wood box back?’
Social media commentary on Charlotte’s absence Thursday from Amazon’s list of 20 finalist cities for a second headquarters ranged from the aggrieved to the snarky. “Can we get our custom … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 18, 2018
Charlotte Fire Department salute the procession of Det. Mike Doty | Charlotte Observer Charlotte Fire Department salute the procession of Det. Mike Doty
Law enforcement officers escort the procession of fallen York County Sheriff’s Det. Mike Doty. David T. Foster III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 18, 2018
What was in Charlotte’s failed Amazon HQ2 bid? Local officials don’t even know. | Charlotte Observer What was in Charlotte’s failed Amazon HQ2 bid? Local officials don’t even know.
As local officials wondered what went wrong with Charlotte’s failed bid for Amazon’s second headquarters, some also began saying on Thursday that they — and the public — should be … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 18, 2018
Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano (and son) just built the NFL’s biggest snowman | Charlotte Observer Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano (and son) just built the NFL’s biggest snowman
Carolina Panther Graham Gano is known as one of the best kickers in the NFL, but he’s also apparently one heck of a dad. When most of us were staring … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 18, 2018
He asked for a cigarette while she walked through Plaza Midwood. Then she was robbed. | Charlotte Observer He asked for a cigarette while she walked through Plaza Midwood. Then she was robbed.
One afternoon last week, a woman was heading to her car in Plaza Midwood when a man stopped her and asked her for a cigarette. Then he grabbed her purse … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 18, 2018
Ellen DeGeneres rewards Charlotte teacher for her kindness in the classroom | Charlotte Observer Ellen DeGeneres rewards Charlotte teacher for her kindness in the classroom
A Charlotte first grade teacher will be surprised on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday for her kind heart in the classroom. Jordan Siragusa‘s No. 1 rule in her classroom … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 18, 2018
Meet ‘America’s No. 1 Enemy of Fake News’ at Queens University of Charlotte | Charlotte Observer Meet ‘America’s No. 1 Enemy of Fake News’ at Queens University of Charlotte
Meet the woman known as “America’s No. 1 Enemy of Fake News“ at Queens University of Charlotte on Tuesday. Angie Drobnic Holan is editor of Politifact, a leading worldwide fact-checking … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 18, 2018
Elvis Presley drank from this cup, and now you can own it, a NC man says | Charlotte Observer Elvis Presley drank from this cup, and now you can own it, a NC man says
A used Dixie cup can be all yours if you’re willing to fork over more than $1,000 for it. But it’s not just any used Dixie cup. Wade Jones insists … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 18, 2018
Snowman time lapse | Charlotte Observer Snowman time lapse
Aaron Pearce of Charlotte, NC built a snowman along a path at McAlpine Creek Park on Wednesday during a driving snowstorm. By Thursday as Pearce had said, "someone will knock it down," the snowman had been destroyed before the warm temperatures could melt him away. So for fun, we decided to speed up Pearce's work from Wednesday and enjoy the snowman in his finest hours. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 18, 2018
Local fighter featured on card for UFC Fight Night | Charlotte Observer Local fighter featured on card for UFC Fight Night
Jordan Rinaldi, a graduate of Butler High and UNC Charlotte, is featured on the card for UFC Fight Night Charlotte, taking place Jan. 27 at Spectrum Center. In the biggest match of his career, he faces the undefeated Gregor Gillespie in a lightweight bout that’s part of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s big “Fight Night” event. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 18, 2018
One Charlotte cop...lying in the snow...flapping his arms. The video is priceless. | Charlotte Observer One Charlotte cop...lying in the snow...flapping his arms. The video is priceless.
Snow can bring out the kid in almost anybody, which explains why the city of Charlotte has issued an official social media “Snow Angel Challenge,” to see who can do … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 18, 2018
Charlotte women’s march offers new twists Saturday. Here’s what you need to know. | Charlotte Observer Charlotte women’s march offers new twists Saturday. Here’s what you need to know.
A year ago, organizers of the Charlotte women’s march were as shocked as anyone when an estimated 10,000 people packed the streets. “Maybe we’ll get 100 people,” Autumn Watson told … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 18, 2018
Wednesday's snow leave Charlotte frozen | Charlotte Observer Wednesday's snow leave Charlotte frozen
Frigid temperatures and a crust of snow blanket the region. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 18, 2018
If you must drive in Charlotte this week, here’s tips for dealing with the ice, snow | Charlotte Observer If you must drive in Charlotte this week, here’s tips for dealing with the ice, snow
Following Wednesday’s storm, Gov. Roy Cooper has advised North Carolinians to avoid driving as officials work to clear the roads. But if you’re someone who must drive, here are some … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 18, 2018
Parts of 2 Charlotte interstates closing briefly for escort of fallen SC deputy | Charlotte Observer Parts of 2 Charlotte interstates closing briefly for escort of fallen SC deputy
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department intends to escort the body of a fallen York County Sheriff’s Deputy to the South Carolina state line midday Thursday. The procession carrying the body … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 18, 2018
Now for the nail-biter: Will Charlotte-area schools close for a third day? | Charlotte Observer Now for the nail-biter: Will Charlotte-area schools close for a third day?
Iredell-Statesville Schools called it at 3 p.m. Thursday, and Cabarrus chimed in at 4: Schools will be closed Friday. And Gaston County Schools announced that Friday will be a teacher … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 18, 2018
Drone footage shows winter wonderland in east Charlotte | Charlotte Observer Drone footage shows winter wonderland in east Charlotte
McAlpine Creek Park became a winter wonderland in east Charlotte, NC following Wednesday's snow storm. Temperatures began to rise and by the weekend Charlotte could see temperatures near 60. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 18, 2018
His life was a mess. Then his talent for beating people up changed everything. | Charlotte Observer His life was a mess. Then his talent for beating people up changed everything.
Jordan Rinaldi still has a tough time comprehending that this is his job. It still makes him nervous. “I mean, it’s a good nervousness, because it keeps it sharp,” says … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 18, 2018
Threat remains on Charlotte area roads as melting snow forms invisible black ice | Charlotte Observer Threat remains on Charlotte area roads as melting snow forms invisible black ice
The Charlotte region faces another round of slick and dangerous roads on Friday morning, as black ice is expected to form from melting snow. Black ice refers to the nearly … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 18, 2018
Domestic violence occurs every day in Charlotte. One act may predict if it turns fatal | Charlotte Observer Domestic violence occurs every day in Charlotte. One act may predict if it turns fatal
Charlotte’s leaders are anxious to reduce the city’s domestic violence, which has played a role in every homicide in Charlotte so far this year. But homicides – more than 20 … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 18, 2018
Charlotte’s first homicide of 2018 an example of strangulation as a risk factor, police say | Charlotte Observer Charlotte’s first homicide of 2018 an example of strangulation as a risk factor, police say
The first homicide of 2018 in Charlotte showed strangulation is a risk factor for deadly violence, CMPD Sgt. Craig Varnum said. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 18, 2018
Want to help 4 officers shot in York County? Here’s what you can do | Charlotte Observer Want to help 4 officers shot in York County? Here’s what you can do
York County residents or others wanting to help after four law enforcement officers were shot in York County can make donations to a Go Fund Me page or a South … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 17, 2018
‘Brotherhood’ of tears and badges. Cops react to 4 officers shot in York Co. | Charlotte Observer ‘Brotherhood’ of tears and badges. Cops react to 4 officers shot in York Co.
York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson, all 6 feet, 3 inches, walked tall into a room to tell everyone at a news conference Tuesday that four officers had been shot in … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 17, 2018
"It's a beautiful day".
People ventured forth as parks and greenways across Charlotte were blanketed in a moist, thick layer of snow on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 17, 2018
Back from South Pole, he compares -50 with a Southern cold snap. Guess which he prefers. | Charlotte Observer Back from South Pole, he compares -50 with a Southern cold snap. Guess which he prefers.
Nothing – not the extreme-weather training in the Colorado Rockies, not the four-hour plane ride over the Transantarctic Mountains nor the endless waves of ice that look like sand dunes … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 17, 2018
Snow falls in Charlotte area during mid-January storm | Charlotte Observer Snow falls in Charlotte area during mid-January storm
Snow falls in Charlotte area during mid-January storm. David T. Foster III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 17, 2018
Even Dale Earnhardt Jr. has to watch out for snow. Here’s his warning to NC drivers. | Charlotte Observer Even Dale Earnhardt Jr. has to watch out for snow. Here’s his warning to NC drivers.
Icy roads spare no one from the chance of a crash — not even NASCAR drivers. That’s something Dale Earnhardt Jr. learned the hard way during Wednesday’s snowstorm. The NASCAR … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | January 17, 2018