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Missing AR real estate agent found dead
The woman's body was found in the early hours of Tuesday.

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down
Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that China won't back down from its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub, dashing hopes that the standoff between demonstrators and authorities could be...

G'day mate! Roo Motorsports brings "down under" to Salisbury
Roo Motorsports is officially setting up shop in Salisbury at the Speedway Business Park just off I-85. The announcement was made Monday night. In addition, the team announced Naming Rights sponsor for

Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon
The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Barack Obama will be able to...

Billionaire Murdock to support NC Research Campus in perpetuity
David Murdock is expected to announce on Tuesday that he will financially support the NC Research Campus and the David Murdock Research Institute in perpetuity. Following his $50 million pledge last year

One killed in accident on I-85
One person was killed in a crash on Interstate 85 in Rowan County late Monday night, according to the Highway Patrol. The accident happened just before midnight in the northbound lanes near Peach Orchard

Gov't to reveal drug company payments to doctors
Striving to shine a light on potential ethical conflicts in medicine, the Obama administration is releasing data on drug company payments to tens of thousands of individual doctors.

Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed
In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Hamas and the Islamic State group are "branches of the same poisonous tree," both bent on world domination...

Patient being evaluated for possible Ebola virus at Texas hospital
The hospital says it expects? test results on Tuesday.

Charter school teachers concerned about not getting a paycheck
Pay is not the only thing that troubled teachers at the school. They say working at the charter school was a challenge.

Professional sports teams not the only places with domestic violence problems
Domestic violence happens everywhere. According the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in four women has been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner.

Another leaf season with Highway 321 construction
Officials had hoped to have the stretch where many Blowing Rock Businesses are located finished by last April. Now it looks like next April or at least by summer before it can be done.

Hornets coach Steve Clifford: Lance Stephenson, Marvin Williams will start
The Charlotte Hornets have yet to bounce a ball at training camp, but we now know four of the five starters this season. Center Al Jefferson and point guard Kemba Walker were givens. Then Monday coach

Monroe airport adding Customs and Border Protection service
After six years of planning and $1.5 million spent, Monroe's airport is nearly ready to debut a Customs and Border Protection service that will allow international flights to land in the city. Charlotte-Monroe

Lawmakers hear plan to fix death investigations
Acknowledging that North Carolina's medical examiner system has been chronically understaffed and underfunded, state officials on Monday told lawmakers of a plan to overhaul the way the state investigates

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Kilah Davenport’s stepfather indicted on 2nd-degree murder charge
A Union County grand jury indicted the stepfather of 4-year-old child abuse victim Kilah Davenport on a second-degree murder charge Monday afternoon.Click to Continue »

Bank of America fined $7.65M by SEC for miscalculating capital ratio
Bank of America has agreed to pay a $7.65million civil penalty to settle charges resulting from the Charlotte bank?s multibillion-dollar miscalculation of its capital ratios, a regulator said Monday.Click to Continue »

Tens of thousands join Hong Kong protests, roiling financial markets
Spurred by the decision Sunday to use tear gas and pepper spray on pro-democracy protesters, tens of thousands of people joined sit-ins across Hong Kong on Monday.Click to Continue »

Lawmakers hear plan to fix death investigations
Acknowledging that North Carolina?s medical examiner system has been chronically understaffed and underfunded, state officials on Monday told lawmakers of a plan to overhaul the way the state investigates suspicious…Click to Continue »

Hornets can move on minus Jeff Taylor, Steve Clifford says
Troubling as the Charlotte Hornets found Jeff Taylor?s arrest, coach Steve Clifford said Monday the roster has the depth to compensate for Taylor?s absence.Click to Continue »

Monroe airport adding Customs and Border Protection service
After six years of planning and $1.5 million spent, Monroe?s airport is nearly ready to debut a Customs and Border Protection service that will allow international flights to land in…Click to Continue »

Former Charlotte pastor's 'If I have gay children' blog goes viral
A blog written by a former Charlotte pastor entitled "If I Have Gay Children" has gone viral after he outlined the steps he would take if his children turned out…Click to Continue »

New atheist-led Charlotte group Sunday Assembly Charlotte wants community wit...
Sunday Assembly Charlotte, part of an international movement, is a congregation that includes atheists, agnostics, and the spiritual but not religious.Click to Continue »

NC group investigates claim in death of UNCC student Irina Yarmolenko
The NC Center on Actual Innocence is investigating a Gaston County man?s claim that he did not kill UNC Charlotte student Irina Yarmolenko, who died on the banks of the…Click to Continue »

Few lessons taken from ash spills
With its creation last week of a $10million fund for Carolinas waterways, Duke Energy followed the pattern set by other utilities in atoning for high-profile coal ash spills.Click to Continue »


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Charlotte Premium Outlets adds three tenants to Steele Creek outlet center
Charlotte Premium Outlets has signed deals with three new tenants for its Steele Creek Outlet Center. Guess Factory Store will open an 8,000-square-foot store offering exclusive lines as well as over-stocked, prior-season and discontinued merchandise from its full-price retail locations. Lids w...

Carolinas HealthCare System makes flu vaccine mandatory
Carolinas HealthCare System is making the flu vaccine mandatory for nearly 35,000 employees this year. This is the first time the Charlotte-based health-care system has taken that step. It will require employees at its facilities in the Charlotte region ? including hospitals, nursing homes, med...

Shrinking TV audience for Carolina Panthers
Too much Steve Smith? Too little fight in the Carolina Panthers? Whatever the cause, the Panthers? 38-10 loss Sunday against former Carolina receiver Smith and the Baltimore Ravens, despite ample hype, accounted for the smallest audience to date of the month-old season. Nielsen Media Research e...

First Citizens eclipses SunTrust in Charlotte deposit rankings
A new bank has cracked the top five rankings of Charlotte-market deposits. Raleigh-based First Citizens Bank & Trust has passed Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks Inc. at No. 5 on the annual ranking of how much each bank holds in Charlotte-area deposits. First Citizens has about $1.5 billion in Charl...

SAS founders, Charlotte investor among America's richest
Jim Goodnight, North Carolina?s richest man and the CEO of the SAS Institute in Cary, just got richer. That?s according to Forbes? latest ?The Richest People in America? list, which puts Goodnight?s fortune up $500 million from a year ago. While Goodnight?s wealth increased, his ranking on the...

Aldrich Capital launches with $50M, eyes deals in Charlotte
A former AOL e-commerce executive and an ex-Goldman Sachs managing director have teamed up to launch Bethesda, Md.-based Aldrich Capital Partners, a growth equity firm scouting out deals in health IT, Internet and financial software in several markets, including Charlotte. The firm will operate ...

CPCC receives $2.5M to support mechatronics training program
Central Piedmont Community College has received a nearly $2.5 million federal training grant to support its mechatronics program. The Charlotte community college says the funding will help students earn degrees, certificates and credentials in that field. Mechatronics combines skills in the mech...

Bank of America fined $7.65M over accounting blunder
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has slapped Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) with a $7.65 million fine over an accounting error the Charlotte-based banking giant disclosed earlier this year. The Wall Street Journal reports the SEC charged BofA with breaking securities laws pertainin...

New book describes Amazon.com's 'Darwinian' work environment
A new book written by a former Amazon.com Inc. executive tries to explain the 14 leadership principles that drive the company. The New York Times interviewed John Rossman, an executive at Seattle-based Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) in the early 2000s, who has written a book, The Amazon Way. In it, Rossma...

Tony Stewart: 'I'm in mourning'
A somber Tony Stewart spent 40 minutes answering questions Monday about his state of mind and the fallout from his role in a car crash that left a competitor dead last month in upstate New York. Stewart, 43, faced a roomful of reporters while seated in front of a microphone at the Kannapolis he...