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Ukraine rebels to hold election, despite criticism
Rebel-held territories in eastern Ukraine are preparing to elect a parliament and leader in a vote that has been roundly condemned by the international community but backed by Russia.

Boko Haram denies truce, kidnapped girls married
The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has denied agreeing to any cease-fire with the government and said more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls all have converted to Islam and been married off.

10 tight races to determine control of Senate
The GOP will retain control of the U.S. House but the Senate is up for grabs. 

Reports: 3 trick-or-treaters killed in California hit-and-run
A vehicle reportedly struck the girls while they were walking in a crosswalk.

It's time to fall back an hour, get extra shut-eye
It's time to reclaim that hour of sleep you lost last spring.

Investigators, Branson go to spacecraft crash site
Federal accident investigators are headed to a desert crash site where a winged spaceship designed to give wealthy tourists a high-altitude view of Earth broke up during a test flight, killing one pilot and badly injuring...

Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting
One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Friday, raising to four the number of fatalities after a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago.

Maiden Police investigate tampered Halloween candy
The Maiden Police Department says a small razor blade was reportedly found partially embedded in a small candy bar Friday night. Although no one was injured, Police are taking the matter very seriously.Police say parents checking their children's Halloween candy reportedly found the small metallic blade inside the wrapper of a "Twix Mini" candy bar. They say the Halloween candy was received by a small child while Trick-or-Treating in the Maiden area.The Maiden Police Department would like to ...

Spacecraft for tourists breaks up on test flight
A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere broke up during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel...

West Charlotte honors Coach Mo Collins with moving tribute
Friday night was about more than football at West Charlotte High School as the Lions honored their beloved coach, Mo Collins. The 38-year old died of an unexpected illness last week.The college and NFL football star had just recently come back to coach at his alma-mater. Although, he held the position for less than a year, the impact he made was apparent.?The young men you see behind us, he really took them in under his wing and developed them into great young men," Principal John Wall said.A...

Boone prepares for busy weekend and snow
In Boone the temperature dropped about ten degrees between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm, and a cold rain moved in at around 3:00 pm.

Dollar General extends Family Dollar takeover offer
Family Dollar shareholders are set to vote on the Dollar Tree deal Dec. 11 in Charlotte. Dollar General is urging shareholders to vote the deal down and instead sell their shares into its tender offer.

Teacher turnover dips slightly at CMS
A total of 1,300 of the district's 8,586 teachers left their jobs in the 2013-14 school year ? a 15.1 percent turnover rate. 

NAACP asks for investigation in burning of Huntersville political sign
A home security video caught a white man on Tuesday burning a sign supporting U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan.

Same-sex ruling shakes up Charlotte churches
All this change and resistance to change have spawned a host of reactions in Charlotte-area houses of worship, including acceptance, uncertainty and defiance.

2 Teens to be tried as adults in fatal shooting of former boxer
According to state law, judges must transfer juveniles to Superior Court if they find probable cause that juveniles 13 or older have committed Class A felonies. 

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Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy should be allowed to play, coach Ron Rivera says
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the team has not heard officially whether defensive end Greg Hardy?s domestic violence trial will take place next month or be postponed until after…Click to Continue »

Undercover video targets Mecklenburg candidates
A conservative activist whose videos have been at the center of previous controversies is taking on local candidates.Click to Continue »

West Charlotte celebrates life of coach who made difference
There was little about Friday?s football game between West Charlotte and A.L. Brown that didn?t somehow connect to West Charlotte football coach Mo Collins, who died Sunday at age 38.Click to Continue »

Scam using IRS name dupes Charlotte minister
The Rev. Al Cadenhead of Providence Baptist Church borrowed $16,500 that went to con artists, who pulled off an elaborate charade this week.Click to Continue »

Jolin Collins talks about her life, romance with Mo Collins
Jolin Collins, wife of West Charlotte coach Mo Collins, tells the Observer: ?God will determine where I go. I just want people to remember Mo as they are doing... anybody…Click to Continue »

Remembering West Charlotte’s ‘Big Mo’ Collins
Mo Collins played offensive line on a national championship college football team at the University of Florida and started for the Oakland Raiders in the Super Bowl. But always, Collins…Click to Continue »

Health insurance shock: Blue Cross N.C. sends 42,000 the wrong rates, many wi...
Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the state?s largest health insurer, said Thursday that about 42,000 customers around the state received insurance renewal letters with incorrect rates, some showing cost increases…Click to Continue »

Hornets’ Jeff Taylor sentenced to 18 months probation, alcohol treatment
Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor was sentenced Thursday in connection with a domestic violence conviction, according to multiple media reports.Click to Continue »

Carolina Panthers fall to Saints 28-10 in key NFC South game
In a game with first place on the line in what has been an ugly NFC South, the Carolina Panthers were the ugliest team on the field.Click to Continue »

Wells Fargo loses appeal of $203M award over overdraft fees
Wells Fargo & Co. must pay customers $203million for manipulating debit-card transactions to boost overdraft fees, a federal appeals court in San Francisco held, upholding a lower-court ruling.Click to Continue »


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Home of the Day: Former HomeArama ?Best Overall Home? in sought-after Highgrove
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Home of the Day: Waterfront Beauty with 214? of Shoreline
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Home of the Day: Executive Ballantyne Home with Separate Studio Apartment
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Home of the Day: Superbly Designed ? Enhanced Locale
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Home of the Day: Private .8-acre Setting Close to Uptown
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Home of the Day: Exquisite Craftsmanship in a Waterfront French Country
By Catherine Taylor, Agent Home of the Day is presented by the Charlotte Business Journal with Allen Tate Realtors. This is your invitation to view some of Charlotte's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today's featured property. Al...

Home of the Day: Ultimate Waterfront Living on Lake Norman
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Home of the Day: Luxurious Custom Home for the Discerning Buyer
By Martina Linford, Agent Home of the Day is presented by the Charlotte Business Journal with Allen Tate Realtors. This is your invitation to view some of Charlotte's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today's featured property. All...

Home of the Day: Amazing Golf Course Home in The Palisades
By Dorthe Havmoeller, Agent Home of the Day is presented by the Charlotte Business Journal with Allen Tate Realtors. This is your invitation to view some of Charlotte's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today's featured property. A...

Home of the Day: The Best in South Carolina ? Right across the Border
By Ted Goldsmith, Agent Home of the Day is presented by the Charlotte Business Journal with Allen Tate Realtors. This is your invitation to view some of Charlotte's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today's featured property. Allen...