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Thom Tillis campaigns in Concord
North Carolina US Senate Republican Candidate Thom Tillis was in Concord Saturday stumping for votes.

Suspect in killing of deputies was twice deported
A man suspected of killing two deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California was deported twice to Mexico and had a drug conviction, federal authorities said Saturday.

Mud run benefits two organizations
As the sun rose today over Rescue Ranch in Statesville, the landscape looked lovely, but the running path?well, it was downright dirty.

Hillary Clinton campaigns for Senator Kay Hagan at Charlotte Convention Center
Less than two weeks from election day and the leading candidates for North Carolina's Senate seat are bringing in political star power to try and win your vote. 

US: Power to visit Ebola-ravaged West Africa
The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for travel restrictions back home in the U.S.

Family of boy killed walking to school needs your help
The family of the 14 year boy killed Friday while walking to Cramerton Middle school needs your help.

Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71
In Jack Bruce's glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences throughout the world.

Health care worker criticizes quarantine process
The health care worker who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is sharply criticizing the way her case has been handled.

Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting
A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington state high school.

Shooting investigation in West Charlotte
An investigation is underway after a shooting in West Charlotte.It happened just after midnight on Elon Drive.Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police tell us that at one point someone was holed up in a house and wouldn't come out.We saw police eventually handcuff two people who walked out of the house and two others near the scene.We don't know if those people are connected to the shooting.

Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder
Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win...

Fire at Charlotte-Douglas Airport caused by travelator
There was a small fire at Charlotte-Douglas Airport Saturday around 12:30 p.m. Airport officials say the fire started in one of the motors in the moving sidewalk--also called a travelator--between concourses D and E.The Charlotte Fire Department quickly extinguished the fire and ventilated the area.The impacted area has reopened and the Airport is currently assisting the airlines and TSA with arriving and departing customers.

Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist
Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed.

Your Week in Viral Videos: A dumb idea for the sake of 'art'
When normal people get a Rolls Royce, they take care of it. Tyler Shields blew it up for art.

Woman quarantined in NJ shows no signs of Ebola
New Jersey health officials say a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa has tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary evaluation.

Pumpkin is healthy seasonal treat
Pumpkin is packed with vitamins and nutrients that can help people stay slim and fight diseases.

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Lake Wylie couple’s family plans funerals after mystery killings
Investigators have not discussed any possible links between Thursday?s shootings and the Memorial Day weekend robbery and shooting at the Charlotte mattress store that the Londons managed.Click to Continue »

NC magistrates resign over gay marriage rulings
At least six magistrates, citing religious grounds, have announced their resignations since same-sex marriages became legal earlier this month.Click to Continue »

With Congress at a stalemate, Hagan and Tillis differ on immigration policy
Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, who is seeking a second six-year term, voted for the Senate bill, which died in the House. Thom Tillis, her Republican opponent, said it would have…Click to Continue »

Former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx faces challenges at DOT
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Charlotte?s former mayor, has dealt with plane crashes, a train explosion and a crisis with America?s biggest car-maker in his first 15 months on the…Click to Continue »

Back from deployment in Africa, Matthews Navy lieutenant reunited with family
Navy Lt. Darcia Treadwell of Matthews cried when she left her husband and three children one year ago for deployment in Djibouti, Africa.Click to Continue »

Charlotte Hornets: New full-season ticket sales second only to Cleveland
The Charlotte Hornets, who play their first regular-season game under their new name next week, say they?ve attracted more new season-ticket holders than any NBA team except the Cleveland Cavaliers.Click to Continue »

Faulty air bags raise concerns in Charlotte
More drivers have become concerned they might own defective air bags after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday urged vehicle owners to act immediately on recalls dating as…Click to Continue »

A persistent Patricia Cornwell publishes 22nd Scarpetta novel
Davidson College grad’s “Flesh and Blood” will be in bookstores Nov. 11. Patricia Cornwell cut her journalistic teeth as a reporter for the Observer who wouldn’t take no for an…Click to Continue »

I-485 Outer Loop completion in Mecklenburg delayed until spring
With freezing temperatures looming, completion of the final 5.7-mile stretch of Interstate 485 will be delayed until spring, state highway officials announced Friday.Click to Continue »

Retiring Wells Fargo leader, Laura Schulte, reflects on challenging times in ...
Laura Schulte will retire by the end of the year as one of Wells Fargo?s highest-ranking executives in Charlotte.Click to Continue »


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Legion Brewing signs lease in Plaza-Midwood, plans to open next year
A new brewery has signed a lease for a 10,000-square-foot building in Plaza Midwood where it plans to open next year. Legion Brewing has leased the Brodt Music Co. building at 1906 Commonwealth Avenue, between Pecan Avenue and The Plaza, says Phil Buchy, who heads the planned brewery. Legion wi...

Regional carriers shuffling facilities, jobs at CLT
As American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) continues to realign its post-merger operations, some changes are coming to the regional carriers that serve Charlotte Douglas International Airport. A Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN notice, filed with the N.C. Department of Co...

Dominion Power won?t lower eastern N.C. rates after winning tax ruling
While several major utilities have lowered rates to account for an N.C. corporate income tax cut, Dominion North Carolina Power will continue to collect slightly higher charges for income taxes it no longer pays. Under an order issued by the N.C. Utilities Commission on Oct. 9, the commission ca...

Grubb Properties discussing renovations at 330 S. Tryon in effort to keep Cha...
In an effort to retain the Charlotte Chamber as a tenant, Grubb Properties is talking with the organization about making some renovations at the 330 South Tryon building. The proposed renovations at the uptown office building would include the installation of a new 14-foot curtain wall, or outer...

Red Clay Ciderworks finalizes plans for South End, seeks to raise $25K
Red Clay Ciderworks got its start in Jay and Deanna Bradish's garage. Now, after 20 years of home-brewing cider for family and friends, the couple is on target to open Charlotte's first cidery early next year. "It just kept growing," Deanna says. "We thought, 'Let's try to make a go of it commer...

Duracell spinoff by Procter & Gamble will include Lancaster AA battery plant
Procter & Gamble Co. says it will spin off its Duracell unit, which operates a huge AA battery plant in Lancaster County. It's all the doing of P&G CEO A.G. Lafley, who's planning to shed about half of the company's brands in a move to trim down the Cincinnati-based consumer goods company. The Ci...

Foreclosures still falling in Charlotte, CoreLogic says
Residential foreclosure activity in the Charlotte market continued its steady year-over-year decline in August, CoreLogic Inc. (NYSE:CLGX) reports. The foreclosure rate in the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia metro was 1 percent that month. That's down from 1.8 percent a year earlier but unchanged fro...

Big shareholders may have killed Chiquita-Fyffes deal with ?no? votes
Chiquita Brands International Inc. CEO Ed Lonergan may have had a feeling that shareholders were going to vote down his plan to buy the company's Irish competitor, Fyffes plc. Before the Chiquita (NYSE:CQB) shareholders meeting this morning in the NASCAR Plaza tower in uptown Charlotte, Lonergan...

Yadkin Bank shows profit after VantageSouth merger
Newly merged Yadkin Bank is in a profitable marriage. That's one conclusion to be drawn from its latest quarterly earnings report, its first since Yadkin Financial merged with VantageSouth Bank in July. The numbers show $17.3 million in merger and conversion costs, but big net gains. Raleigh-ba...

Bissell looking at starting two new office buildings in 2015
The Bissell Cos. is looking at starting not one but two new speculative office buildings at Ballantyne Corporate Park, with construction likely to begin sometime next year, according to CEO Ned Curran. I spoke with Curran earlier this week for an interview in this week's print edition of the Cha...