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Charlotte Observer | April 20, 2018
Prominent Charlotte physician Jonathan Christenbury tested positive for cocaine during a drug screening test in November, the N.C. Medical Board disclosed Friday. Christenbury admitted to ingesting the drug in October … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 20, 2018
Wrestling icon Ric Flair faces more surgery this summer, but first he had fun rapping on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” this week. In his purple and gold robe, … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 20, 2018
A 3-year-old girl from New York is distraught after her teddy bear disappeared in Rock Hill last week. The bear might have have slipped out a window of her family’s … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 20, 2018
Thanks to a judge, Jordan Moore won't have to worry about rushing to catch his plane. Federal documents say that twice on the same day last year, the 31-year American … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 20, 2018
Five people were injured in a wreck involving a CATS bus in west Charlotte Friday morning. The crash happened on West Boulevard at Fordham Road around 12:45 a.m. Officials on … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 20, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence is in Charlotte today to tout the Trump administration's tax cuts, and as a result, drivers can expect road closures in the city. From 3 p.m. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 20, 2018
A former president and chief executive officer of a Charlotte credit union was indicted on Friday for allegedly defrauding the company of more than $375,000. According to the U.S. Attorney's … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 20, 2018
Students at Charlotte's Myers Park High School say they were suspended Friday for walking out of class as part of nationwide protests against gun violence. About five students appeared to … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 20, 2018
Federal inspectors saw rodents, “butt-scratching” workers and filthy conditions at the North Carolina egg farm tied to a salmonella outbreak, a federal inspection report shows. The outbreak led to one … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 20, 2018
The nation's ongoing turmoil over controversial monuments took a new turn this week, when the Tennessee House passed a bill calling for an official state monument to unborn children at … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 19, 2018
An employee at a Charlotte medical office shared about 100 patients' information with identity theft suspects, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police search warrant. Police found names, birth dates and Social … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 19, 2018
Police believe the person accused of setting a Charlotte man's car on fire Wednesday was behind a separate car fire, just an hour before. Jackson Brooks, 21, was arrested Thursday … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 19, 2018
A father and son were seriously injured earlier this week after a car struck them in a Harris Teeter parking lot in south Charlotte. The incident happened Tuesday evening after … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 19, 2018
N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper unveiled a $130 million school safety budget Thursday, offering a first glimpse at how the state might respond to the clamor for better protection in the … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 19, 2018
The rift between Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and the town of Matthews widened dramatically Thursday after the Matthews mayor texted the school board chair saying "no thanks" to a CMS overture. The … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 19, 2018
If there's one thing worse than being surprised by a snake, it's being forced to lie still while one crawls over you. That's what happened to a U.S. Army National … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 19, 2018
The student-led mass protests fueled by a school shooting in Parkland, Fla., are wrapping up. But students in the Charlotte area and across America have vowed not to let up … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 19, 2018
Imposters claiming to be Catholic pastors have emailed some lay leaders at two Charlotte parishes with requests that they purchase gift cards and send the activation codes. The scam cost a few members at St. Gabriel hundreds of dollars. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 19, 2018
"Night Court" star Harry Anderson died of cardiac arrest in his sleep and was non-responsive when an ambulance was called, according to 911 audio first published by TMZ. Anderson, 65, … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 19, 2018
A black Charlotte City Council member who ignited a national backlash by questioning who was behind the the 9/11 terrorist attacks says she will not resign and is suggesting the … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 19, 2018
A South Carolina mother has filed a civil lawsuit against the state's Secessionist Party, claiming its members placed Confederate battle flags in the hands of her African-American children, photographed the … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 19, 2018
Some experts fear healthcare costs could go up as competition diminishes with an ever-expanding Atrium Health, … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 19, 2018
A video posted on Facebook showing a 7-year-old Virginia boy being taunted for nearly four minutes by schoolmates on the bus is sparking outrage and calls for the school district … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 19, 2018
A North Carolina man is accused of using more than $5,000 in fake coupons at a Lowes Foods grocery store. Dylan Adams, 35, of Randleman, was arrested this month after … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 19, 2018
A lawsuit describing a vacationer's nightmare — a Charlotte-area family's spiraling confrontation with a police officer on a tony coastal get-away — has been settled out of court. In her … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 18, 2018
A UNC Charlotte professor is running for president of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and he's gaining support from communities of his fellow countrymen who live in the U.S., including Charlotte. Mirsad … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 18, 2018
In June 2015, Kendra Miller appeared to be in serious legal trouble. The North Carolina prison worker was accused of having sex with a convicted murderer and helping him escape … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 18, 2018
Winston-Salem's Police Department may soon be in the national spotlight with its own reality TV show. The city's police department has been approached by a British production company called Garden … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 18, 2018
At a meeting to discuss whether Matthews town officials should pursue their own charter schools Tuesday, facilitator Cyndee Patterson opened with a startling statistic: 50 percent of charter schools fail. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 18, 2018
A man who once faced the possibility of the death penalty will instead spend his life behind bars for a fatal shooting at a west Charlotte strip club. Damarcus Donte … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 18, 2018
Charlotte was among N.C. cities that have seen a small increase in unhealthy-air days due to ozone pollution, the main ingredient in smog, the American Lung Association said Wednesday. Air … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 18, 2018
President Donald Trump leveled harsh words against Turkey this week over its jailing and trial of Black Mountain pastor Andrew Brunson. "They call him a Spy, but I am more … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 18, 2018
Call it the death watch for a beautiful corpse. It's underway at the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, where workers are closely monitoring a plant called Amorphophallus titanum or Titan Arum … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 18, 2018
Police found drugs worth nearly $150,000 along with guns and gear at a storage facility on South Tryon Street this week, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Lt. Patrick Matthews said Wednesday. Refugio Najir … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 18, 2018
A year-long analysis of environmental clues to the unusual number of rare eye cancers in the Huntersville area has come up empty, even as attention turns to a similar rash … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 18, 2018
A couple with ties to North Carolina was on that ill-fated Southwestern flight when an engine exploded Tuesday, nearly sucking one woman out of the plane. Amanda Bourman tells People … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 18, 2018
Federal civil rights officials will investigate whether an N.C. college discriminated against a student because she is white. The probe at Lees-McRae College by the U.S. Department of Education's Office … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 18, 2018
The prospect of towns launching their own charter schools has altered the balance of power in Mecklenburg County's public education scene, as a Tuesday night meeting between Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 18, 2018
Charlotte City Council Member LaWana Mayfield's Facebook post Monday questioning whether the 9-11 attacks were an act of terrorism has sparked a national backlash and a petition for her to … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 18, 2018
Hoping to build on the momentum of two mass student-led protests, several Charlotte-area schools have walkouts and other events to protest gun violence planned for Friday. The national school walkout … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 18, 2018
A Charlotte man woke up to his car engulfed in flames Wednesday morning, but thanks to home security, the person who started the fire was captured on film. Seth Headley, … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 17, 2018
According to Jeff Gillman, director of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens the Titan Arum will smell like rotting flesh when it is mature. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 17, 2018
A tourist swimming in waist-deep water off a beach in the eastern tip of Brazil had his arms and legs "ripped to shreds" in a shark attack that is getting … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 17, 2018
A chaotic year at Charlotte School of Law has given way to a disastrous performance by its graduates on the most recent bar examination, according to newly released state figures. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 17, 2018
A man was charged with involuntary manslaughter after police said he was involved in a crash that killed a man Monday morning. Police were attempting to stop a Hyundai Genesis … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 17, 2018
A student was grazed by a car while trying to catch a school bus Tuesday morning, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The incident happened shortly after 6:30 a.m. at the intersection … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 17, 2018
Questions are being raised as to whether a second chupacabra "devil dog" has been photographed in the backwoods of North Carolina. The latest image features a creepy, skeletal animal with … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 17, 2018
The mystery over a body found near a partially submerged SUV in Lake Norman only grew on Tuesday as investigators worked to identify the person. The body was found on … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 17, 2018
UNC Chapel Hill must provide the public with the names of students and employees found responsible for rape, sexual assault or related offenses through the school’s honor court and other … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | April 17, 2018
A student was grazed by a car while trying to catch the bus Tuesday morning, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The incident happened shortly after 6:30 a.m. near Keyway Boulevard in … Click to Continue »