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1 killed, dozens injured in California bus crash
A tour bus that had already crashed into a restaurant earlier in the day overturned Sunday in Northern California, killing one person and injuring dozens more, six of them seriously, authorities said.

North Rowan High-School student's car stolen from school parking lot
 The North Rowan High School senior said it was unreal watching on school cameras someone drive away with his car Friday.


Water main break leaves dozens without water
Crews are working to restore water to residents and say water should be back on by 1 a.m. Monday.

Health care M&A leads global deal surge
In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout.

Travel-disrupting storm possible Wednesday in Carolinas
A low-pressure system expected to develop Tuesday off the Florida coast could bring a wide path of drenching rain and heavy snow up the East Coast on Wednesday and early Thursday, possibly having a big impact on millions of holiday travelers.

Would new garbage system reduce waste?
As Charlotte weighs a new proposal to charge residents for how much garbage they produce, many questions remain unanswered. 

Hornets? three newcomers are slowly figuring it out
s.?I think they're all getting acclimated,? Clifford said of the three off-season signings. ?All three of them I like. All three do things that can help us play better and win.?

Task force aspires to increase economic mobility for poor
A Mecklenburg County task force will spend most of 2015 on one daunting mission ? finding ways to help the county's poor overcome poverty.

Man who ambushed cops had anti-government beliefs
A man who set his house on fire and ambushed responding police officers held "anti-government, anti-establishment" views and had previously threatened law enforcement, authorities said Sunday.

Obama defends moves on immigration
President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.

Evacuation plans readied as Buffalo flooding looms
First came the big storm, then the big dig. Now comes the big melt.

Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits on grand jury
Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty just seemed to feed the anxiety and speculation Sunday in a city...

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Task force aspires to increase economic mobility for Mecklenburg poor
A Mecklenburg County task force will spend most of 2015 on one daunting mission ? finding ways to help the county?s poor overcome poverty.Click to Continue »

3 families rescued after water main breaks on Carmel Road
A water main break in south Charlotte flooded several homes Sunday, forcing firefighters to use inflatable life rafts to rescue three families.Click to Continue »

Would new garbage system reduce waste?
As Charlotte weighs a new proposal to charge residents for how much garbage they produce, many questions remain unanswered.Click to Continue »

Anthony Foxx: Funding bill needed to keep pace with growth
U.S. Transportation Secretary and former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx asked national transportation leaders in Charlotte on Sunday to help pass a long-term transportation funding bill, saying the current funding system…Click to Continue »

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for…Click to Continue »

CMPD’s cellphone tracking cracked high-profile cases
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have turned to secret cellphone surveillance to help investigate high-profile cases, including the murder of teacher Bianca Tanner and the "ski mask rapist" cases from the 1970s. But…Click to Continue »

Union County sheriff’s sergeant laid to rest in Monroe
Residents lined the route of the funeral process from Lakeview Baptist Church north of Monroe to Lakeland Memorial Park for the burial.Click to Continue »

Rep. Tim Moore wins GOP speaker’s race
Rep. Tim Moore of Kings Mountain was nominated Saturday by fellow Republicans as speaker of the N.C. House, putting him in line to be one of the three most powerful…Click to Continue »

National Adoption Day event in Charlotte: Celebration of finding ‘forever hom...
Cheers and laughter erupted in the Mecklenburg County Courthouse atrium Saturday morning as parents and their newly adopted children celebrated being together in what they call ?forever homes.?Click to Continue »

Charlotte’s weather: Rain, warmup tonight, and possible storms
Forecasters said areas to the south and east of Charlotte could be at risk of severe thunderstorms Sunday evening if a pocket of cool air across the region erodes.Click to Continue »


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Former Charlotte mayor calls for action in Congress
Welcome to AASHTO, land of transportation acronyms and acolytes. As in the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, a Washington-based trade group. Clunky, did you say clunky? I ask you: What rolls off the tongue better than American Association of State Highway and Tra...

Bill Cosby still scheduled to perform in Charlotte
Based on news surrounding Bill Cosby during the past week, it's hard to imagine people lining up to see him perform. For the moment, though, the comedian and sitcom star remains scheduled for two shows at the Belk Theater in Charlotte on Feb. 22. Tickets for the shows cost $45 to $65. Tom Gabbar...

PNC Bank gives top company honor to Charlotte's Rhondale Haywood
Charlotte investment adviser Rhondale Haywood has earned PNC Bank's top honor for employee achievement. The PNC Performance Award, the highest recognition given to employees by The PNC Financial Services Group Inc., was presented to eight individuals this year, out of 54,000 employees. The award...

Clean energy and grass-fed lamb to be produced at Rockwell Solar site
Sustainability was the word of the day on Friday as solar developer Joel Olsen celebrated the start of O2 Energies' latest project, a 4.5-megawatt solar farm in Rowan County. The $10 million project is being built on 20 acres owned by the Weant family. The power will be sold to Duke Energy for a...

Aptar named Industry of the Year in Lincoln County
Aptar Lincolnton is the Lincoln Economic Development Association's 2014 Industry of the Year. LEDA presented the award to company executives during the association's annual banquet, held Thursday. "Aptar has certainly set a positive example of what corporate responsibility is all about," says B...

Development insiders offer perspective at CREQ Live! event (PHOTOS)
Leaders in the commercial real estate market in Charlotte on Thursday shared perspectives ? and some big news? with attendees at the CREQ Live! event, hosted by the Charlotte Business Journal and the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors. The event, held at the UNC Charlotte Center City ...

Group pushes Harris Teeter to change policy on guns
A group of gun-control advocates is pushing for a change in policy at Harris Teeter, asking the grocer to ban firearms from its stores. A spokeswoman for Harris Teeter confirmed the group, Moms Demand Action, delivered a petition to its Matthews headquarters on Thursday. WNCN-TV of Raleigh repo...

TD Bank picks Charlotte Wells Fargo veteran to lead CRE in Carolinas
TD Bank has named Hugh Allen its regional director of commercial real estate for the Carolinas. Allen, a former Wells Fargo banker, will lead a team of lenders focusing on the financial needs of developers, managers and owners of investment real estate. Allen has 25 years of experience in the in...

U.S. Bank expands at Hearst Tower, leasing 35th floor
U.S. Bank has leased the 35th floor of the Hearst Tower in uptown Charlotte, expanding its space at the building by nearly 24,000 square feet. The expansion comes as U.S. Bank has steadily added to its head count here. U.S. Bank now has more than 300 employees in Charlotte, up from about 200 les...

Rhino Market & Deli opens Saturday in west Charlotte
Rhino Market & Deli will open its doors in west Charlotte on Saturday. The 2,700-square-foot deli will be at 1500 W. Morehead Street, an area of Charlotte known as the FreeMoreWest neighborhood. Rhino Market is located behind The Burger Co. "There's so much happening in the area, I was immedia...