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Atlas Copco celebrates grand opening of new $25M Rock Hill facility | Charlotte Observer Atlas Copco celebrates grand opening of new $25M Rock Hill facility
Atlas Copco this week celebrated the grand opening of its new $25 million, 197,000-square-foot production facility in Rock Hill’s Riverwalk Business Park. The production and assembly facility at 1059 Paragon … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 20, 2017
Buyer beware: 3 clues your neighborhood is destined for commercial development | Charlotte Observer Buyer beware: 3 clues your neighborhood is destined for commercial development
A surge in commercial development around Charlotte means house hunters may need to dig a little deeper than before to avoid locations primed for high-density construction. Even if you check … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 24, 2017
Charlotte parks rank low in U.S., but parks chief says residents’ views matter most | Charlotte Observer Charlotte parks rank low in U.S., but parks chief says residents’ views matter most
Charlotte’s parks are some of the worst in the nation, according to national rankings released Wednesday that the county parks director called meaningless. The Trust for Public Land, which calls … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 24, 2017
Charlotte man jumps on car in attempt to stop teen from stealing it | Charlotte Observer Charlotte man jumps on car in attempt to stop teen from stealing it
A man jumped on the hood of his car in an attempt to stop a potential carjacking near uptown Charlotte Monday morning. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a man left his vehicle … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 24, 2017
A second teen claims having sex with coach at Foard High in Catawba County | Charlotte Observer A second teen claims having sex with coach at Foard High in Catawba County
A teacher arrested last week and accused of statutory rape with a 15-year-old student is now accused of being involved with a second student at Fred T. Foard High School … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 24, 2017
14 students aboard, several injured in school bus crash near uptown | Charlotte Observer 14 students aboard, several injured in school bus crash near uptown
At least six people were injured in a school bus crash in near uptown Charlotte Wednesday morning. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools says bus 1654, which serves Collinswood Language Academy, had 14 students … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 24, 2017
Salisbury teens filmed as they beat homeless man, then shot at him, police say | Charlotte Observer Salisbury teens filmed as they beat homeless man, then shot at him, police say
Salisbury police say three teens were using cell phones to record their attack on a homeless man, that began with a beating and included an attempt to shoot him when … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 24, 2017
Another animal has tested positive for rabies outside of Charlotte | Charlotte Observer Another animal has tested positive for rabies outside of Charlotte
A fox found in adjacent Iredell County has become the latest animal in the Charlotte region to test positive for rabies. The Statesville Record & Landmark says the fox was … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 24, 2017
Tornado watch issued in Charlotte, surrounding region | Charlotte Observer Tornado watch issued in Charlotte, surrounding region
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Mecklenburg County and surrounding counties in North Carolina until 6 p.m. Wednesday. Other counties under the watch include Cabarrus, Iredell, … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 24, 2017
Police identify two Charlotte teens who led them on high-speed chase in stolen car | Charlotte Observer Police identify two Charlotte teens who led them on high-speed chase in stolen car
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have identified two teenagers who led them on a high-speed chase through northeast Charlotte Tuesday as Mychal Samuel, 16, and 17-year-old Luis Espinoza. Police said the car was … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 24, 2017
State, local leaders hope to fix exclusion of bright low-income students | Charlotte Observer State, local leaders hope to fix exclusion of bright low-income students
Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday that he was “surprised and appalled” that so many bright low-income students have missed out on rigorous and challenging classes that could lead them to … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 24, 2017
Part of alternate route to US 74 is closed near uptown for about a month | Charlotte Observer Part of alternate route to US 74 is closed near uptown for about a month
Part of E. Seventh Street east of uptown Charlotte is being closed for nearly a month starting Wednesday for utility work related to the city’s Gold Line streetcar extension. E. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 24, 2017
Deal gets NC man probation in DUI case, but court lowers $600,000 boom in restitution | Charlotte Observer Deal gets NC man probation in DUI case, but court lowers $600,000 boom in restitution
It appeared a 22-year-old Mooresville man got a sweet plea deal this week when his DUI charge was dropped and he was given supervised probation for an Interstate 77 crash … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 24, 2017
She suffered a stroke serving as Charlotte FBI special agent, but that didn’t stop her | Charlotte Observer She suffered a stroke serving as Charlotte FBI special agent, but that didn’t stop her
There are a lot of boxes one must check to be an FBI Special Agent. Being physically fit is one of them - agents must be ready for anything at … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 24, 2017
Charlotte prepares for huge crowds with Circle K Speed Street | Charlotte Observer Charlotte prepares for huge crowds with Circle K Speed Street
When 400,000 people flock to the Circle K Speed Street this week, Felicia Lewis will be part of the crowd. She works in uptown and is new to Charlotte. Like … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 24, 2017
Security in place at CMS ahead of Coca-Cola 600 | Charlotte Observer Security in place at CMS ahead of Coca-Cola 600
After the deadly terror attack in Manchester, England, which had claimed 22 lives by Tuesday night, WBTV is asking if upcoming events here in Charlotte need to take extra precautions. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 24, 2017
FBI: Teen missing for a year from home south of Ballantyne | Charlotte Observer FBI: Teen missing for a year from home south of Ballantyne
Hailey Burns was 16 when she was last seen at her south Charlotte home on May 23, 2016. The FBI’s Charlotte Field Office, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police and the National Center for … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 23, 2017
Charlotte region under a flash flood watch until early Wednesday | Charlotte Observer Charlotte region under a flash flood watch until early Wednesday
With more rain on the way, the entire Charlotte region remains under a flash flood watch until 2 a.m. Wednesday. Additional waves of moderate to heavy showers, with a few … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 23, 2017
Transgender woman’s death marked ‘high point in a national crisis’ | Charlotte Observer Transgender woman’s death marked ‘high point in a national crisis’
The death last week of a transgender woman in Charlotte from a November assault marked “the high point in a national crisis” around the killing of transgender people of color, … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 23, 2017
Carjacking suspects arrested after police pursuit in east Charlotte | Charlotte Observer Carjacking suspects arrested after police pursuit in east Charlotte
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested two suspects in an east Charlotte robbery and carjacking after a pursuit that ended with the suspects smashing into a car and trying to run and hide … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 23, 2017
The gunmen yelled, RUN! So the Charlotte victim did...and called 911 | Charlotte Observer The gunmen yelled, RUN! So the Charlotte victim did...and called 911
First, Marion Brewster told his victim to empty his pockets. Then Brewster wanted to know where he’d stashed the keys to his truck. Finally, he pointed his silver revolver at … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 23, 2017
What’s open, closed on Memorial Day | Charlotte Observer What’s open, closed on Memorial Day
Here’s what’s open, closed on Memorial Day : ▪  Post office: Closed. ▪  State offices: Closed. ▪  Federal offices: Closed. ▪  Banks: Closed. ▪  ABC stores: Closed. ▪  Schools: Closed. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 23, 2017
JWU names new president of Charlotte campus | Charlotte Observer JWU names new president of Charlotte campus
Tarun Malik, the longtime vice president and dean at Johnson & Wales University’s Charlotte campus, has been named president, according to a statement released Tuesday afternoon. Malik succeeds Robert Mock … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 23, 2017
Accepting gift, mother of slain NC prison officer says daughter ‘loved her job’ | Charlotte Observer Accepting gift, mother of slain NC prison officer says daughter ‘loved her job’
The State Employees Association of North Carolina has presented a check for more than $4,000 to the family of Meggan Callahan, the prison sergeant who was killed inside Bertie Correctional … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 23, 2017
Two arrested driving SUV of missing Charlotte Uber driver. His fate is a mystery | Charlotte Observer Two arrested driving SUV of missing Charlotte Uber driver. His fate is a mystery
What has become of missing Charlotte Uber driver Marlo Johnis Medina-Chevez? It’s a question his family, the police and many other Charlotteans are asking as detectives continue to interrogate the … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 23, 2017
Acre of opium poppy plants found in Catawba County field. Value: $500 million | Charlotte Observer Acre of opium poppy plants found in Catawba County field. Value: $500 million
About an acre of opium poppy plants was found in a field in Catawba County Tuesday morning. The Catawba County Sheriff's Office says the plants were found off Poultry Lane … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 23, 2017
CMS posts updated list for Wednesday assignment vote, and there are notable absences | Charlotte Observer CMS posts updated list for Wednesday assignment vote, and there are notable absences
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools leaders have posted student assignment motions that will be up for a vote Wednesday, and that list is sparking a new round of public questions. Superintendent Ann Clark … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 23, 2017
Rescue Ranch playground | Charlotte Observer Rescue Ranch playground
The Statesville animal rescue facility is expanding its programming with a new inclusive playground for children of all physical abilities. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 23, 2017
Making a joyful noise at First Baptist Church in Mooresville | Charlotte Observer Making a joyful noise at First Baptist Church in Mooresville
The handbell ministry is celebrating 50 years of service as their numbers continue to grow … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 23, 2017
Cars collide on train tracks in west Charlotte | Charlotte Observer Cars collide on train tracks in west Charlotte
Two cars crashed on train tracks in west Charlotte Tuesday morning, causing a train to stop and wait until the wreck cleared. It happened around 7:23 a.m. on Donald Ross … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 23, 2017
Wrech shuts down railroad crossing | Charlotte Observer Wrech shuts down railroad crossing
Multiple cars were involved in an accident at a railroad crossing on Donald Ross Road early Tuesday. MEDIC is on scene evaluating injuries. No train was involved. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 23, 2017
Feds say ‘godfather’ of Bloods ran the Charlotte gang from New York prison cell | Charlotte Observer Feds say ‘godfather’ of Bloods ran the Charlotte gang from New York prison cell
A sweeping, federal indictment issued in Charlotte last week identifies Pedro Gutierrez by the nicknames “Magoo,” “Inferno” and “Light.” The 15,000 members of the United Blood Nation had their own … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 23, 2017
Missing hikers in Wilson Creek Gorge found safe | Charlotte Observer Missing hikers in Wilson Creek Gorge found safe
Two hikers reported missing in Wilson Creek Gorge in Caldwell County have been found safe, officials said early Tuesday morning. Crews began searching for the pair before 10:30 p.m. Few … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 23, 2017
Love Valley: Iredell’s “Wild West” | Charlotte Observer Love Valley: Iredell’s “Wild West”
*Depending on your device the photo slideshow may appear below the story* Founded in the 1950’s and still ambling along today, Love Valley was the vision of Charlotte developer Andy … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 23, 2017
This season’s finest: North Meck senior wins 4A state championship | Charlotte Observer This season’s finest: North Meck senior wins 4A state championship
Ishaq Smith, North Mecklenburg Track: The North Mecklenburg senior won the 4A state championship with a personal-best 21.83 from the inside lane (No. 1) on May 19, at North Carolina … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 22, 2017
N.C. REAL ID driver licenses surpass milestone | Charlotte Observer N.C. REAL ID driver licenses surpass milestone
The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has issued more than 10,000 REAL ID driver licenses and identification cards since debuting the new card on May 1, DMV officials said Monday. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 22, 2017
North Meck High teacher accused of sex crimes against student | Charlotte Observer North Meck High teacher accused of sex crimes against student
A North Mecklenburg High School teacher is accused of sex crimes against a student, multiple media outlets reported on Monday. Brandon Flowers, 29, of Charlotte, was arrested at about 12:30 … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 22, 2017
Huntersville Target evacuated after fire breaks out in store | Charlotte Observer Huntersville Target evacuated after fire breaks out in store
The Target in Huntersville was evacuated after fire broke out in the store at about 5 p.m. Monday. Medic evaluated four patients at the scene but had not reported taking … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 22, 2017
Man smuggled 880 pounds of pot from San Francisco to Charlotte on airliners | Charlotte Observer Man smuggled 880 pounds of pot from San Francisco to Charlotte on airliners
A N.Y. man was sentenced to 24 years in federal prison on Monday for smuggling more than 880 pounds of pot on commercial flights from San Francisco to Charlotte. Lavon … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 22, 2017
CLT Concourse A expansion continues | Charlotte Observer CLT Concourse A expansion continues
Construction heats up on Charlotte Douglas International Airport projects … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 22, 2017
This season’s finest: Myers Park tennis team scores a perfect season | Charlotte Observer This season’s finest: Myers Park tennis team scores a perfect season
Flynn Stover, Chris Williams and Myers Park Tennis Team: The Myers Park tennis team was a perfect 20-0 going into the 4A state championship match against Panther Creek High on … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 22, 2017
Robert Pittenger praises Donald Trump, defends GOP health care plan | Charlotte Observer Robert Pittenger praises Donald Trump, defends GOP health care plan
U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger urged people to await the results of a special counsel’s probe into ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, while praising Trump’s leadership as “extraordinary.” … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 22, 2017
Officials investigating deadly crash along I-485 near Pineville Road | Charlotte Observer Officials investigating deadly crash along I-485 near Pineville Road
Investigators are working a deadly crash along Interstate 485 Monday afternoon. According to police, the crash happened along the outerloop of I-485 near Pineville Road around 12:09 p.m. Monday. MEDIC … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 22, 2017
Suspected robber arrested in northeast Charlotte SWAT situation | Charlotte Observer Suspected robber arrested in northeast Charlotte SWAT situation
A man was arrested following a SWAT situation in northeast Charlotte Monday morning. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the situation happened on Concordia Avenue and ended around 12:30 p.m. Officers were initially … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 22, 2017
Summer travel tips offered by airport officials | Charlotte Observer Summer travel tips offered by airport officials
Charlotte Douglas International Airport officials remind travelers to think ahead, be patient, leave guns at home. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 22, 2017
Count the ways First Baptist Church in Mooresville makes a joyful noise | Charlotte Observer Count the ways First Baptist Church in Mooresville makes a joyful noise
For more than 50 years, the melodious tones of handbells have echoed from the sanctuary at First Baptist Church in Mooresville. In 1967, Elizabeth Painter donated two octaves, consisting of … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 22, 2017
Man wanted for harassing motorists in Mint Hill | Charlotte Observer Man wanted for harassing motorists in Mint Hill
A man in Mint Hill who is reportedly harassing motorists is being sought. Mint Hill police say they have received several reports about a man, identified as Brian Robinson, who … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 22, 2017
Rick Siskey fraud case shows why this type of retirement account can be a red flag | Charlotte Observer Rick Siskey fraud case shows why this type of retirement account can be a red flag
The unraveling of an alleged Ponzi scheme run by Charlotte businessman Rick Siskey highlights a risk with a type of investment typically seen as safe and conservative: Individual Retirement Accounts, … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 22, 2017
Charles Shackleford died from an enlarged heart, autopsy reveals | Charlotte Observer Charles Shackleford died from an enlarged heart, autopsy reveals
An autopsy revealed that former N.C. State basketball standout Charles Shackleford died of an enlarged heart, a state medical examiner’s report said Monday. No drugs were found in his system … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 22, 2017
Seen a Bigfoot? Call Bigfoot 911 and this NC team will take you seriously | Charlotte Observer Seen a Bigfoot? Call Bigfoot 911 and this NC team will take you seriously
Charlotteans who think they may have spotted Bigfoot in their yard are being advised their best option, as far as a sympathetic ear, is to call Bigfoot 911. The McDowell … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | May 22, 2017