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Southwest Charlotte crash early Sunday will affect traffic through Monday morning | Charlotte Observer Southwest Charlotte crash early Sunday will affect traffic through Monday morning
One lane of Westinghouse Boulevard will be closed until about 8 a.m. Monday because of a crash early Sunday, the Observer’s news partner WBTV reported. A U.S. mail truck driver … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 22, 2017
Police say teenager shot into occupied home, led officers on chase | Charlotte Observer Police say teenager shot into occupied home, led officers on chase
A teenager was arrested Saturday after shooting into a home, according to jail records and local news reports. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police found no one injured at the home, on the 8000 … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 22, 2017
Born joined at the head, twins can now sit side by side. Next stop: home. | Charlotte Observer Born joined at the head, twins can now sit side by side. Next stop: home.
Fifteen months after they were born joined at the head, twin girls from Mooresville are nearing another milestone in their young lives: going home. Erin and Abby Delaney have known … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 22, 2017
Men accused of kicking, beating woman during robbery in Chesterfield County | Charlotte Observer Men accused of kicking, beating woman during robbery in Chesterfield County
A man and a teenager are accused of “brutally attacking” a woman during an armed robbery in Chesterfield County Tuesday. According to the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office, 22-year-old Daquon Harrington … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 21, 2017
What is NC’s favorite Halloween candy? This year, a new No. 1 reigns. | Charlotte Observer What is NC’s favorite Halloween candy? This year, a new No. 1 reigns.
North Carolina has new favorite Halloween candy this year. Reese’s Cups once ruled, but sweet tooths change, and M&M’s have taken over the top spot, according to CandyStore.com. North Carolinians … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 21, 2017
The SPAMpionship is the wildest cooking competition at the NC State Fair | Charlotte Observer The SPAMpionship is the wildest cooking competition at the NC State Fair
Pam Cash left Franklin County at 10 minutes till 10 o’clock Saturday morning on her way to the Great American SPAM Competition at the North Carolina State Fair. Entries were … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 21, 2017
Catawba Indian Nation seeking donations after a dozen residents displaced by apartment fire | Charlotte Observer Catawba Indian Nation seeking donations after a dozen residents displaced by apartment fire
Most of the vertical caution tape wrapped around columns at the Green Earth development apartments on the Catawba Indian Reservation isn’t real. The tape, along with a “haunted” sign out … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 21, 2017
Hot air balloons take to the air in Statesville | Charlotte Observer Hot air balloons take to the air in Statesville
A hot air balloon pilot talks about his joy for competition at the 2017 Statesville Hot Air Balloon Festival. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 21, 2017
Does your water comes from a private well in NC? It could have high levels of arsenic. | Charlotte Observer Does your water comes from a private well in NC? It could have high levels of arsenic.
North Carolina ranks fourth-highest in the nation for the number of people who are likely to have high levels of arsenic in their drinking water wells, a new federal study … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2017
Inmates charged in deaths of two NC prison workers. Scissors, hammers used in attacks. | Charlotte Observer Inmates charged in deaths of two NC prison workers. Scissors, hammers used in attacks.
One was in prison for shooting a state trooper in the face. Another had repeatedly stabbed an Army sergeant’s wife with a kitchen knife. A third was incarcerated for shooting … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2017
Strangers meet in CarMax waiting room, discover they’re long-lost relatives | Charlotte Observer Strangers meet in CarMax waiting room, discover they’re long-lost relatives
Ina Cope never imagined when she took her car in for service that she’d end up finding her aunt she lost touch with more than 30 years ago. Wednesday morning, … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2017
In wake of infamous Panthers fan brawl, Charlotte Checkers post funny safety video | Charlotte Observer In wake of infamous Panthers fan brawl, Charlotte Checkers post funny safety video
Just days after a Carolina Panthers’ fan made national news for fighting at a game, the Charlotte Checkers have released a hilarious “In-Arena Safety Video” alerting fans to the dangers … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2017
West Nile virus case confirmed in Fort Mill; York County to spray Sunday | Charlotte Observer West Nile virus case confirmed in Fort Mill; York County to spray Sunday
Another human case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in York County, officials announced Friday. County officials say the area within a one-mile radius of the intersection at North … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2017
Body found in Fort Mill near Lancaster County, sheriff’s office says | Charlotte Observer Body found in Fort Mill near Lancaster County, sheriff’s office says
A dead body was found before 12:30 p.m. in Fort Mill Thursday. Workers in a water testing area nearby found the body off Dobys Bridge near the Lancaster County line, … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2017
Attorneys: Rock Hill man drank, did drugs before alleged ‘love triangle’ shooting | Charlotte Observer Attorneys: Rock Hill man drank, did drugs before alleged ‘love triangle’ shooting
Defense lawyers called Bradley Hensley’s shooting of a “Judas Escariot” friend an alleged “love triangle.” Prosecutors balked, calling the shooting “in cold blood” after Hensley spent a day abusing alcohol … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2017
CMPD and Charlotte Fire on scene at west Charlotte pond | Charlotte Observer CMPD and Charlotte Fire on scene at west Charlotte pond
CMPD and Charlotte Fire Department are on scene at at pond behind a home in the 1300 block of Lundy Lane off … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2017
Salvation Army seeks spirited bell ringers to perform by its red kettles | Charlotte Observer Salvation Army seeks spirited bell ringers to perform by its red kettles
The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to serve in one of the Charlotte community’s longest running charity campaigns: The Red Kettles. The Red Kettle campaign is vital to the … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2017
New charges for man accused of sexually assaulting 2 young girls in Charlotte park | Charlotte Observer New charges for man accused of sexually assaulting 2 young girls in Charlotte park
A man who is accused of sexually assaulting two young girls at a park in Charlotte's Elizabeth neighborhood is facing more charges. A witness reportedly saw a man, later identified … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2017
Here’s why Eminem showed up at the Charlotte Hornets’ season opener | Charlotte Observer Here’s why Eminem showed up at the Charlotte Hornets’ season opener
The Charlotte Hornets not only faced a tough opponent that beat them in their NBA season opener on Wednesday night, a famous rapper was on the Detroit Pistons’ side giving … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2017
Driver dies after his van struck a tree in north Charlotte | Charlotte Observer Driver dies after his van struck a tree in north Charlotte
The Charlotte driver killed in an early-morning crash Friday has been identified as Andrew James Durgan III. The crash occurred about 2:25 a.m. in the 4700 block of Gibbon Road, … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2017
Snakes and commitment: What Carolinians are afraid of, according to Google | Charlotte Observer Snakes and commitment: What Carolinians are afraid of, according to Google
Do you know what gamophobia is? What about ophidiophobia? Well, if you live in the Carolinas, you might have one of them. Gamophobia, or the fear of commitment, is North … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2017
Students become Men in the Making at Mooresville Middle School | Charlotte Observer Students become Men in the Making at Mooresville Middle School
Nick Albaek, 12, was looking at his book, when noticing the author’s name asked, “Who is this Catherman guy?,” eliciting laughter from those around him who had already met Catherman. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2017
Mystery surrounds CMS school bus fire. Team of experts called in to help find cause. | Charlotte Observer Mystery surrounds CMS school bus fire. Team of experts called in to help find cause.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has called in experts from the state and Charlotte Fire Department to help find the cause of a school bus fire on Thursday afternoon. Sixteen South Mecklenburg High … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2017
NC prison sewing plant to close following killings of 2 employees | Charlotte Observer NC prison sewing plant to close following killings of 2 employees
Responding to attacks that killed two employees at Pasquotank Correctional Institution last week, North Carolina’s public safety chief said Friday that he will permanently shut down the prison’s sewing plant. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2017
Homicides in Charlotte keep climbing. ‘We have to do something.’ | Charlotte Observer Homicides in Charlotte keep climbing. ‘We have to do something.’
Homicides in Charlotte this year are on track to hit a total not seen in nearly 25 years, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney believes officers alone can’t reverse the … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2017
The best Halloween accessory is for sale in NC mountains: A real ghost town | Charlotte Observer The best Halloween accessory is for sale in NC mountains: A real ghost town
The perfect accessory for Halloween is waiting for a buyer in eastern North Carolina: an honest to goodness ghost town on an isolated mountaintop. Ghost Town in the Sky, referred … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2017
Family Feud is coming to Charlotte. Here’s how your family can ace the audition. | Charlotte Observer Family Feud is coming to Charlotte. Here’s how your family can ace the audition.
Gather your relatives. Family Feud, the long-running game show, is coming to Charlotte in November in search of families to compete on the show. Charlotte’s auditions will be on Nov. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2017
‘We are heartbroken.’ The stories of Charlotte’s 73 homicide victims this year. | Charlotte Observer ‘We are heartbroken.’ The stories of Charlotte’s 73 homicide victims this year.
In 2017, Charlotte will likely see more homicides than at any time since the early 1990s. People have been killed all across the city, and police and community leaders are … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2017
Driver who ‘vaulted’ over I-485 bridge had 3 times legal limit of alcohol, report says | Charlotte Observer Driver who ‘vaulted’ over I-485 bridge had 3 times legal limit of alcohol, report says
A driver whose SUV “vaulted” off the Interstate 485 bridge over Interstate 77 at more than 90 mph last month had a blood-alcohol content three times the legal limit for … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 20, 2017
Faces of Hope | Charlotte Observer Faces of Hope
First United Methodist Church volunteers Paul Lessard and Adam Mayhew are two of the citizens whose likenesses are shown in the church's Faces of Hope mural in the fellowship hall. First United Methodist is a progressive church on North Tryon St. in Charlotte, NC that has embraced its "neighbors without homes" by not only feeding them through the Muffin Ministry on Sunday mornings but by creating
Charlotte Observer | October 19, 2017
School bus catches fire with 16 South Meck High students aboard | Charlotte Observer School bus catches fire with 16 South Meck High students aboard
Sixteen South Mecklenburg High School students and a bus driver were safely evacuated after their bus caught fire on Thursday afternoon, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said. Medic reported treating one patient for … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 19, 2017
What will winter bring to Charlotte? Look to the Pacific. | Charlotte Observer What will winter bring to Charlotte? Look to the Pacific.
Winter is shaping up as warm and dry in the Carolinas and the rest of the South, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center said Thursday in its winter … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 19, 2017
Food Lion executive resigns amid child sex investigation | Charlotte Observer Food Lion executive resigns amid child sex investigation
A Food Lion executive has resigned a day after police charged him with a sex offense involving someone he thought was a girl but turned out to be an undercover … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 19, 2017
Police shoot, kill man in Kings Mountain after car chase in both Carolinas | Charlotte Observer Police shoot, kill man in Kings Mountain after car chase in both Carolinas
Law enforcement officers killed a man Thursday morning in Kings Mountain after an hour-long car chase, several local news outlets have reported. The car chase ended near the intersection of … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 19, 2017
Third Charlotte teen arrested for killing college athlete in online sales conspiracy | Charlotte Observer Third Charlotte teen arrested for killing college athlete in online sales conspiracy
A third teenager has been charged in connection with the killing of a college baseball player who was shot while responding to an online sales app in Charlotte. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 19, 2017
First comes love, then marriage, then a crazy video for Dale Earnhardt Jr. baby news | Charlotte Observer First comes love, then marriage, then a crazy video for Dale Earnhardt Jr. baby news
JR Motorsports released a humorous 95-second video on Thursday afternoon celebrating this week’s announcement that Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife, Amy, are expecting a baby. WATCH: @DaleJr and @AmyEarnhardt's … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 19, 2017
Another ‘mysterious boom’ rattles small NC towns in the night | Charlotte Observer Another ‘mysterious boom’ rattles small NC towns in the night
Another part of North Carolina is reporting the sound of a mysterious explosion that echoed in the night, rocking homes and frightening neighbors. The latest claims are coming out of … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 19, 2017
Is Charlotte’s oldest hotel harboring the souls of people who died there? | Charlotte Observer Is Charlotte’s oldest hotel harboring the souls of people who died there?
Charlotte’s only historic hotel, the 10-story Dunhill Hotel on Tryon Street, has long been considered haunted. Specifically, it is said to be a prison for the souls of tormented people … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 19, 2017
How did a World War II assault vessel end up on the bottom of NC’s Pamlico Sound? | Charlotte Observer How did a World War II assault vessel end up on the bottom of NC’s Pamlico Sound?
A team of researchers from East Carolina University has identified a shipwreck in the Pamlico Sound near Rodanthe as a type of World War II troop transport, media outlets report. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 19, 2017
Jaws? With crossbow, harpoons, gun, Chester men bag 12 foot, 620-pound SC gator | Charlotte Observer Jaws? With crossbow, harpoons, gun, Chester men bag 12 foot, 620-pound SC gator
Dead tired, Joe Houston and his nephew Scott looked out from a boat last week using a spotlight in a night so dark it was black. Both saw a head. … Click to Continue »
Charlotte Observer | October 19, 2017