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Union Co. man accused of abusing 3-yr-old Kilah Davenport says he's not guilty
The man law enforcement says threw a 3-year-old Union County girl against a wall last year was in court Tuesday morning.
Obama hails Mandela as "last great liberator"
Amid cheers and song for the prisoner who became peacemaker, President Barack Obama energized tens of thousands of spectators and nearly 100 visiting heads of state Tuesday with a plea for the world to emulate Nelson...
Filibusters weakened, Senate Dems move Obama picks
For the first time since they weakened the age-old filibuster, Democrats pushed one of President Barack Obama's high-profile nominees through the Senate on Tuesday and cleared the way for another.
Firefighters: Woman rescued after being trapped under car in CVS parking lot
Charlotte Firefighters say they had to rescue a woman who was found trapped under a vehicle in the parking lot of a north Charlotte store.
Police trying to ID man who robbed local store
Police say the man went into the store and asked the cashier to make change. As the cashier was counting out the money, the man grabbed $100 in various bills and left the store.
Man held on $5 million bond after newlywed shot in head during break-in
Investigators with the Rowan County Sheriff's Office say Marcus "Marco" Kauffman may have been shot in the head with his own gun during a botched burglary at his home.
Man arrested, charged in fatal shooting of Columbia mayor's in-law
Police in Charlotte have arrested a man they say fatally shot a relative of the Columbia, SC Mayor Steve Benjamin.
Bipartisan negotiators seek modest budget pact
Republican and Democratic negotiators reached out for a budget agreement Tuesday to reduce automatic spending cuts aimed at programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon, risking a backlash from liberals and conservatives...
Citing bout with infection, Franklin Graham asks for prayers for his father
The Rev. Franklin Graham posted a note to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website on Tuesday, asking for prayers for his father, 95-year-old Billy Graham.
'Sound of Music' actress Eleanor Parker dies at 91
Eleanor Parker, who was nominated for Academy Awards three times for her portrayals of strong-willed women and played a scheming baroness in "The Sound of Music," has died at 91.
Deputies searching for man after Hiddenite bank robbery
The Alexander County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man accused of robbing a bank on Tuesday morning.
Checking in with CMS' new police chief
There is a new police chief in town. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) district school board members decided to name Sgt. Randy Hagler to that position.
Indictment: Boy handcuffed to porch, chained to railroad track
A Union County couple has been indicted after an 11-year-old boy was found handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken tied to his neck last month.
Commissioner: 'No idea things were so bad in school district'
The Union County school board could decide Tuesday night whether or not to accept an offer from the Union County Board of Commissioners. School board members say they will not drag their feet when dealing with this matter.
Thai protesters claim authority over government
The head of Thailand's protest movement on Tuesday extended his extraordinary claims to holding power over government activities, issuing orders to officials over whom he has no legal or actual authority.
Obama takes selfie with Danish PM at Mandela service
A photographer snapped a picture of Obama with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt all leaning in for the shot, phone extended.
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Filming causes gridlock in uptown; Charlotte DOT apologizes
Filming of a pilot for the show “The Novice” shut South Tryon Street during the morning commute and created gridlock in Charlotte’s uptown Tuesday.Click to Continue »
Wells Fargo plans 2-year ethics review amid big-bank scrutiny
Wells Fargo & Co., which has set aside the least money for legal costs among the four biggest U.S. banks, will conduct an internal review of its ethics as the…Click to Continue »
Carolina Trail golf courses headed into foreclosure, owner says
The five remaining Carolina Trail golf courses are headed into foreclosure, their owner said Tuesday, after a tumultuous year of unpaid tax bills, liens and complaints from employees about unpaid…Click to Continue »
Former Winthrop board chairwoman, husband killed in murder-suicide at Rock ...
A former chairwoman of Winthrop University’s Board of Trustees died Monday after investigators say her husband shot her and then shot himself at their Rock Hill home.Click to Continue »
Charlotte teen’s death leads to lawsuit against Remington
The family of a Charlotte teenager who died from an alleged misfire from one of the country?s most popular rifles joined a nationwide list of lawsuits Monday against the North…Click to Continue »
Watt’s exit would leave scrambled race for Congress
At least six candidates could vie for U.S. Mel Watt?s seat in Congress, a vote which could take months.Click to Continue »
Charlotte Chamber conference speakers: Slow growth ahead for 2014
Charlotte and the nation can expect slow economic growth next year as the nation’s businesses struggle with weak consumer spending and uncertainty about state and federal policy on taxes, health…Click to Continue »
Even with her own company, mom of 3 can’t make ends meet
Caribbean food caterer needs help with Christmas as economy causes business slump…Click to Continue »
CATS, drivers reach tentative deal
The Charlotte Area Transit System?s management company and the union that represents nearly 600 bus drivers have reached a tentative deal to avert a strike that would have begun shortly…Click to Continue »
4th suspect remains at large in shooting of Rowan man
Authorities arrested a third suspect Monday in connection with last week’s shooting of a Rowan County man during an apparent home burglary.Click to Continue »
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Discovery Place selects Catherine Wilson Horne as CEO
Discovery Place Inc. has chosen Catherine Wilson Horne as its president and CEO following a national search.
Horne has been the chief executive of EdVenture, a nationally recognized children?s museum in Columbia, S.C., since 2003.
She will assume the Discovery Place role in late January.
Lincoln Harris buys 24-acre University City site from Bank of America
Charlotte real estate firm Lincoln Harris is busy with a new development in SouthPark, but it has also purchased a site in University City for a potential office project as well.
Lincoln Harris and a group of private investors recently bought 24 acres at the southwestern corner of North Tryon S...
Competitor questions costs for Duke Energy plant
A Chicago-based independent power producer wants South Carolina regulators to look into whether Duke Energy Carolinas properly decided to build a proposed 750-megawatt natural gas plant itself rather than contract with a private company.
Invenergy Thermal Development says it submitted a bid to b...
Belk awards $150,000 in tech grants Charlotte-area schools
Belk Inc. has awarded $150,000 to eight Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as part of its ?Rocking the Belk Bowl? contest.
The Charlotte retailer launched the competition in October. It offered Charlotte-area schools an opportunity to win technology grants by creating and displaying educational and B...
CBJ Seen: Biz community's heavy-hitters headline Charlotte Chamber event
Take a look at the Charlotte Chamber's annual Economic Outlook Conference, held Monday at the Charlotte Convention Center.
What?s that filming in uptown Charlotte today?
Drivers heading into uptown Charlotte Tuesday likely ran into delays caused by production crews filming the latest TV series starring the Queen City, News14 Carolina reports.
This time, Charlotte is cast as California in the pilot of The Novice, a USA Network drama with Shane Coffey of Pretty ...
Bank of America's 10 predictions for 2014: Bull markets, steady inflation and...
A continued bull market, steady growth in the U.S. economy and higher yields are all on the horizon in 2014, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research?s outlook published today.
BofA analysts at a conference in New York laid out their case. They forecast macro conditions in 2014...
Carolinas HealthCare net income down 21% through first nine months of the year
Carolinas HealthCare System netted nearly $301 million in the first nine months of the year, down nearly 21 percent from $382.6 million in earned during the comparable period a year ago.
The health-care system?s net operating revenue through Sept. 30 totaled nearly $5.9 billion, up from roughly ...
Deadline approaching for proposals for Boeing plant, 8,500 jobs
The Boeing Co. is already receiving proposals from U.S. cities and states hoping to be in the running for a $10 billion 777X jetliner facility and 8,500 jobs.
?We started receiving proposals this week and will begin looking over them in the coming days,? Boeing spokesman Doug Alder wrote in an e...
Charlotte council appointments could signal new direction for studio pitch
Backers of a Hollywood-style studio complex say they need $40 million from Charlotte city government to overhaul the former Eastland Mall site. Now the project must pass muster with a revamped economic development committee led by a more fiscally conservative chair: Mayor Pro Tem Michael Barnes....