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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola
The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local...

New questions over abortion coverage in health law
A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010.

Police: Body of missing App State student found with letter
The body was found in a wooded area adjacent to Poplar Grove Road near Appalachian State University.

Former Mecklenburg Commissioner 'very disappointed' in Panthers' handling of ...
Former Commission Chairman Harold Cogdell was a member of the Charlotte City Council when he was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female in January 2002.He says that experience sparked him to speak out about way the Panthers' organization is handling the case.

Mooresville OKs Lake Norman community
Mooresville commissioners late Monday unanimously approved a rezoning for a 136-acre development at the Cornelius Creek section of Lake Norman. Developer Hinckley Gauvain LLC plans to build 164 single-family

Charlotte 49ers basketball coach Alan Major returns to work after 4-month med...
Charlotte 49ers men's basketball coach Alan Major returned to work Monday after a four-month medical leave of absence. In an exclusive interview with the Observer, Major said he had operations over the

Carolina Panthers expect DeAngelo Williams back on Wednesday
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera expects DeAngelo Williams, the franchise's all-time leading rusher, to return to practice Wednesday after Carolina sputtered on the ground Sunday against the Detroit

First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fight
U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy...

Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State
As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier...

Charlotte City Council OKs SouthPark hotels
The Charlotte City Council approved a rezoning Monday that will allow construction of a seven-story building with two hotels on Sharon Road. Crosland LLC and Allen Tate petitioned the city to rezone the

CoverGirl's NFL sponsorship ad used as anti-domestic violence message
Cosmetic giant CoverGirl's sponsorship with the NFL is being tested after an internet meme balked at the league's response to domestic violence. 

CMS would use sales tax money for veteran teacher raises
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools would use part of the money raised by a proposed county sales tax increase to shore up pay increases for veteran teachers, Superintendent Heath Morrison said Monday. He

Union County man who appealed murder conviction, pleads to lesser charge
Eight years ago Chris Brynarsky was shot and killed in the custom body shop he owned in Stallings. The process to prosecute Brynarsky's killer has been a long and winding journey for all the families

Could suspects go free because of CMPD officers' alleged behavior?
Employment records show Van Aken has been suspended one time while Peterson has been suspended three times during his 13 year career with the police department.

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Jurors in Eric Cox trial see dash cam video
The officer who recorded it with his dash cam said on the stand that Cox was cooperative throughout his questioning.

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Labor Department announces grants to fight tax cheats
The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday awarded $10.2 million to nearly two dozen states to beef up enforcement of a labor scheme that companies employ to evade their tax…Click to Continue »

CMS would use sales tax money for veteran teacher raises
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools would use part of the money raised by a proposed county sales tax increase to shore up pay increases for veteran teachers, Superintendent Heath Morrison said Monday.Click to Continue »

Police: Anna Smith ‘intent on harming herself’
Anna Smith, the Appalachian State University freshman whose body was found Saturday near campus, seemed “intent on harming herself,” a Boone Police official said Monday.Click to Continue »

AvidXchange adding 600 jobs, building new HQ at NC Music Factory
A fast-growing software company plans to add at least 600 workers and build a new headquarters at the N.C. Music Factory, stirring hopes for technology sector growth and redevelopment in…Click to Continue »

Crews say broken valves led to low water pressure
After searching for more than a day, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department crews found two broken valves Monday night that were causing low water pressure at 40,000 homes in southeast Mecklenburg county.Click to Continue »

Duke Energy to spend $500 million on N.C. solar
The largest solar farm on the East Coast will be among eight projects Duke Energy announced Monday, quickly raising the scale of North Carolina?s solar landscape.Click to Continue »

Autopsy set for Anna Smith, ASU student found dead in woods
An autopsy will be performed Monday on Anna Smith, an Appalachian State University freshman who apparently committed suicide, the Rev. Dana McKim, a spokesman for the family, said Sunday.Click to Continue »

Cam Newton, tough defense key in Panthers 24-7 victory over Lions
Quarterback Cam Newton returned to the lineup and threw for 281 yards and a touchdown, leading the Panthers to a 24-7 victory over Detroit in their home opener at Bank…Click to Continue »

Charlotte’s streetcar projected to cost more than bus, light rail
When Charlotte was planning to build its streetcar line last decade, one touted benefit was cost savings.Click to Continue »

Workers feel pinch as employers rein in health insurance costs
Despite modest rate hikes for workplace health insurance, employees are seeing out-of-pocket costs rise, new study shows.Click to Continue »


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Panthers' TV audience declines by 21%
Maybe all the dreary news about Ray Rice, Greg Hardy and the domestic violence controversies plaguing the NFL turned off viewers over the weekend. Or maybe Carolina Panthers fans thought the home opener against the Detroit Lions was a gimme. Whatever the cause, Carolina?s 24-7 win Sunday aftern...

Charlotte playing major role in RBS Citizens technology banking growth
William Egge has plans to hire a few bankers in Charlotte ? but what he really wants are some more customers. Egge, who is based in Charlotte, has been given the task of expanding RBS Citizens Technology and Services banking group to a national platform. The niche has been successful in the Nor...

Gov. McCrory calls AG's comments 'reckless, immature'
Days after N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper dubbed Gov. Pat McCrory and his Republican allies ?extremists?? in the governor?s hometown, no less ? McCrory dismissed his political rival?s remarks as insensitive rhetoric. And, much like state GOP party chair Claude Pope, the governor wondered aloud...

Redevelopment firms to bring 26 loft apartments to downtown Concord
Two N.C. firms are teaming up on a $2.7 million project to turn a 90-year-old commercial building in downtown Concord into loft apartments. Rehab Development of Winston-Salem and CommunitySmith of Raleigh will also have space in the former Bell and Harris Furniture Co. building for a single reta...

Prudential's record-setting Charlotte TV commercial hits airwaves (Video)
Charlotte can be seen on national television setting a world record for dominos. You may remember this summer when Charlotte's NASCAR Hall of Fame plaza hosted Prudential Financial Inc. for the filming of its latest retirement commercial. The ad, which airs for the first time today, features Ha...

Duke Energy deal includes largest solar farm in eastern U.S.
Duke Energy says it will own the largest solar farm east of the Mississippi River as part of $500 million worth of contracts it has awarded for new solar projects in North Carolina. That is the 65-megawatt Warsaw Farm developed by Strata Solar of Chapel Hill, one of the state?s leading solar-ene...

CertusBank plans to sell wealth and mortgage businesses
CertusBank says it plans to sell its mortgage and wealth-management businesses ? two units with Charlotte ties ? as it continues a major overhaul. The Greenville, S.C.-based bank on Monday announced Atlanta-based AmeriSave Mortgage Corp. intends to purchase its home loan business. In addition,...

Charlotte-area gas prices resume decline
Gasoline prices in Charlotte are dropping again after holding steady last week, according to AAA Carolinas. And the motoring organization says drivers are likely to feel less pinch at the pump as September wings down due to a switch in many parts of the country to less-expensive winter-blend g...

Hymec Aerospace to add 5 jobs in $3M expansion in Mooresville
Hymec Aerospace USA Ltd. will spend $3 million to expand in Mooresville and add five jobs to its 10-employee staff. During the next 18 months, the English company will buy its building at 116 Infield Court in Talbert Pointe Business Park. The company will add space to the 20,000-square-foot buil...

ChannelAdvisor CEO: Holiday shopping season is coming early
The Christmas creep. It?s already sinking into store shelves ? that phenomenon in which the red and green decorations start to pop up before the leaves have even turned. Expect it to spread. And not just on physical shelves. Internet retailers also will try to fill you with the holiday spirit e...