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Boston bombing victim comes home
Boston Marathon Bombing victim Nicole Gross is back home in Charlotte.
No Triple Crown: Oxbow upsets Orb at Preakness
Oxbow put D. Wayne Lukas in the record books again with an upset of Orb in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, giving the Hall of Fame trainer his 14th win in a Triple Crown race.
Inmate Escapes in Gaston but is quickly caught
Escaped inmate Jacob Hilton was caught around 5 p.m. today while walking along NC 275 roughly four miles from the Gaston Correctional Center. According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety,
Up to 60 injured after car drives into Va. parade
About 50 to 60 people were injured Saturday when a driver described by witnesses as an elderly man drove his car into a group of hikers marching in a parade in a small Virginia mountain town.
Report: Michael Phelps planning comeback
By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer Is Michael Phelps planning a comeback?
French president signs gay marriage into law
France will see its first gay weddings within days, after French President Francois Hollande signed a law Saturday authorizing marriage and adoption by same-sex couples and ending months of nationwide protests and wrenching...
SKorea says NKorea fires 3 short-range missiles
North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy...
Charlotte Bobcats begin process of changing name to 'Hornets'
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that would allow a return to their original nickname.
Despite controversies, Obama agenda marches on
Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barack Obama's agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political triage by the administration and party leaders in Congress and...
IRS probe ignored most influential groups
There's an irony in the Internal Revenue Service's crackdown on conservative groups.
Homicide investigation in the Hickory Grove division
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide/ADW Unit are conducting a homicide investigation that occurred in the 8500 block of Filbert Lane in the Hickory Grove Division.
Storms, flooding possible in the Carolinas
An upper level disturbance bringing lots of moisture will trigger showers and thunderstorms this afternoon throughout the Carolinas. Some storms could bring dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning, strong
Shooting in east Charlotte
A shooting happened Saturday morning in East Charlotte.
Good habits vs. Bad habits
Coach LaMonte joined us Saturday morning to help us understand that there are good habits and there are bad. Our focus is to focus on the bad habits.
DWI Checking Station results
The University City Division along with the Major Crash Investigation Unit hosted a DWI Checking Station Friday night until Saturday morning.
'Sonic' video games coming to Nintendo
Sonic the Hedgehog is rolling with Nintendo.
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Charlotte looks to airport rail yard as engine for growth
In the debate over who controls Charlotte?s airport, there?s more at stake than just a place where planes take off and land.Click to Continue »
Monroe author is making millions online with 'Wool'
Best-selling novelist Hugh Howey parlays e-book into a print deal with Simon & Schuster.Click to Continue »
Grant will build two miles of Carolina Thread Trail
Work is scheduled to begin soon on a 2-mile Iredell County leg of the Carolina Thread Trail. The Thread is a 15-county network of trails and greenways in the Charlotte…Click to Continue »
Mecklenburg’s interim manager: from quiet engineer to eye of the storm
During his 27 years in local government, Bobbie Shields has worked with little fanfare on some of Mecklenburg County?s most significant projects, including the new uptown baseball stadium and the…Click to Continue »
Charlotte may give up some ground on airport
Even without a law being passed to transfer control of Charlotte?s airport to an independent authority, supporters of that idea seem poised to win many of the changes they want,Click to Continue »
Transportation nominee Anthony Foxx prepares for DC debut at confirmation hea...
Anthony Foxx appears to have a clear path to confirmation as U.S. transportation secretary next week, as virtually all of his 16 predecessors have.Click to Continue »
Mallard Creek High tests new CMS grade scale of 50-100
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is exploring changing its standard grading system, including switching to a 50-100 scale for tests, raising concerns from parents and teachers.Click to Continue »
Marathon bombing victim Nicole Gross comes home
More than a month after a bomb exploded and changed her life forever, Nicole Gross is finally home.Click to Continue »
Man dies in police custody after earlier altercation
The man who died while in police custody Friday morning has been identified as Quinton Milhouse, 29.Click to Continue »
Pending bills would regulate homeowners associations
Charlotte residents would be better protected from homeowners associations if the General Assembly passes several key pieces of legislation, lawmakers said last week.Click to Continue »
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Charlotte Bobcats moving to bring back the Hornets name?
Looks like Hugo the Hornet might be making a Queen City homecoming after all. A report from CBS Sports says the Charlotte Bobcats have started the process to change the name of the local NBA team back to the Charlotte Hornets.
No timetable was provided for when the change could be completed, but...
CommunityOne trims quarterly loss
FNB United Corp., the Asheboro-based parent of CommunityOne Bank, lost $2.7 million before taxes in the first quarter, marking its best financial performance since early 2009.
CommunityOne teetered near failure from the effects of the financial crisis and real estate crash until private-equity i...
HSM names Greulich new vice president of innovation, technology
HSM of Hickory has named Gregg Greulich as corporate vice president of innovation and technology.
Greulich comes to HSM from Evenflo Co. Inc. of Miamisburg, Ohio, where he served as senior director of engineering, tooling and program management. He also has held management positions at Sunbeam P...
Aquesta Bank names Charles Knox as chairman
Aquesta Bank has named Charles Knox as chairman of its board, replacing Ginger Griffin.
Both Griffin and Knox have served on the board of the Cornelius-based bank since it was formed seven years ago.
Griffin will remain on the board. The bank says she is leaving the chairmanship to devote more ...
Catawba Valley Medical Center gains stroke certification
Catawba Valley Medical Center has been certified as a primary stroke center by The Joint Commission. The 258-bed, Hickory-based medical center hospital also received Certificate of Distinction from the accrediting organization.
Centers that receive that designation comply with national standards...
Woodfield closes on NoDa site for $4.5 million
Apartment developer Woodfield Investments has closed on a $4.5 million purchase of 3.3 acres in Charlotte's NoDa neighborhood, where the firm plans to build a 250-unit complex.
The firm purchased the site for the Mercury NoDa apartment project, which was successfully rezoned by developer Tyler F...
Bill Gates passes Carlos Slim to become world's richest person
Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, thanks to a surge in the company's stock price, has overtaken Carlos Slim to again become the world's richest person.
According to Bloomberg's Billionaire Index, Slim has been hurt by a 14 percent drop in the value of his SAB, the largest mobile-phone opera...
Developer: NC doesn?t need solar ?mega-projects?
O2 Energies CEO Joel Olsen sees big things ahead for the N.C. solar industry, but that doesn?t necessarily mean big mega-projects are in the state?s future.
And that will be good for the state?s solar market, he says. North Carolina is much more likely to be a center for distributed generation s...
Fancy Pokkett to open 68-job commercial baking plant near Lancaster
Construction begins next month on an $8 million facility in Lancaster County that will bring a 68-job gluten-free commercial baker to the region.
The plant for Fancy Pokkett Corp. of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, will be the first for Lancaster County Air-Rail Industrial Park.
The company pic...
Tesla VP blasts N.C. lawmakers
Tesla Motors? vice president for corporate affairs and business development took to the airwaves Thursday to bash North Carolina lawmakers over new legislation that will make it difficult for residents of the state to buy the company's high-end electric cars.
?What?s happening here is the rules ...