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"Against all odds" man who wants to donate kidney and recipient find they are...
What are the odds? Reverend Tim Jones says it is nothing short of miraculous that his kidney is a perfect match for Don Herbert.We first reported on this story this past Friday, and today we received a joyful email from Pastor Tim."I just got a call from Duke University Medical Center and against all odds, I am a perfect match for him receiving my kidney," Jones wrote. "God is good. His plan!"That need and their shared faith has brought these men together. Their meeting was unlikely. Don was ...

Cramerton Middle School teacher charged with embezzlement
Jennifer Kinnett, a Cramerton Spanish teacher and cheerleading coach, was charged with eight felony charges of embezzlement.

Top Islamic militants killed; more US troops going to Iraq
Two senior Islamic State group leaders were killed in U.S. and coalition airstrikes in northern Iraq over the last week, U.S. officials said Thursday, as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel approved new orders for several...

Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear
Sternly warning the West it cannot defang the metaphorical Russian bear, a confident-looking President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday to shore up the plummeting ruble and revive the economy within two years.

Mother cries for justice, says her son's murder was "senseless"
It was a brutal murder that went largely ignored in the media, and that upset the mother of the victim. Angela Christy says attention to her son's case is necessary to see that justice is done.Stephen Avery Poston, 21, grew up in Rowan County and attended East Rowan High School.On the night of Friday, November 21, Poston was stabbed to death multiple times and died at a house where he was attending a get together with friends in the Davie County town of Cooleemee.Steven Edward McCarter, 37, w...

Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent
Two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fantasy character Slender Man are fit to stand trial, a judge ruled Thursday.

'Botox bandits' strike twice in Charlotte
The latest "bandit" is a female who, according to a CMPD report, left Charlotte Plastic Surgery after getting almost $2,500 worth of age-defying injections and didn't pay.

Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and...

Poll: Would you have seen "The Interview" if Sony hadn't pulled it?
A U.S. official says federal investigators have linked North Korea to the attack. The official spoke on condition of anonymity earlier this week.

Man wanted for stealing from Charlotte stores
The thief is described as a while male around 5'8" in his 30's with a thin to medium build.

Man wanted for robbing northwest Charlotte convenience store
The 7-Eleven in the 5400 block of Brookshire Boulevard was robbed on Nov. 17 just before 11 p.m.

Yadkin man arrested for cutting mother's throat
Mathan Lee Robertson was arrested Tuesday and charged with one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury.

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Firing of Charlotte investigator over Facebook post fuels free speech debate
A city of Charlotte fire investigator is out of a job because of a Facebook post in the aftermath of the Ferguson, Missouri, riots. It?s the first time a Charlotte…Click to Continue »

Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the…Click to Continue »

Grandfather: Teen who shot break-in suspect was protecting his grandmother
Police said Wednesday morning that Carlos Delcid, 20, was taken into custody late Tuesday night. He has been charged with first-degree burglary, police said.Click to Continue »

Report: Mercedes-Benz USA mulling headquarters move to N.C. or Georgia
Mercedes-Benz USA is considering moving its New Jersey headquarters to Georgia or North Carolina, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people briefed on the matter.Click to Continue »

McCrory launches assault on Associated Press
The day after a wire service reported that NC Gov. Pat McCrory received a six-figure stock payout from an online mortgage broker that is regulated by the state, the governor?s…Click to Continue »

Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SC
More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls, a judge threw out the conviction, saying…Click to Continue »

Salvation Army’s Charlotte Christmas Center opens
Frances Darcy is from Athlone, Ireland, so her decision to volunteer Wednesday at the Salvation Army?s Christmas Center was a revelation about the city she now calls home.Click to Continue »

22-year-old charged with making threats against Providence High School
Police have charged a man in connection with threats made against Providence High School earlier this week.Click to Continue »

US to restore relations with Cuba after exchange of prisoners
The U.S. will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and expand trade in the most sweeping changes to U.S.-Cuba policy in 50 years, President Obama announced Wednesday.Click to Continue »

Will CMS superintendent flap dissuade candidates?
The school board has yet to detail plans for how it will proceed on picking a new leader for CMS, one of largest school districts in the nation.Click to Continue »


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Duke Energy, green group agree on cleaning up ash at S.C. coal plant
Duke Energy will excavate all 3.2 million tons of ash at the soon-to-be-closed W.S. Lee Steam Station in Upstate South Carolina and bury it in a lined landfill. The decision was announced after engineering reviews of the site and months of discussions with the Southern Environmental Law Center a...

Top Stories of 2014: Knights? move uptown a big hit
With the first pitch on April 11, the Charlotte Knights began a season that took the team from worst to first in attendance in the 14-team International League. By the time the season ended in September, the Knights had attracted 687,715 fans to their new, $54 million uptown stadium, BB&T BallPar...

Penguin Drive-In's Ch. 11 case dismissed, eatery barred from refiling
The Penguin Drive-In's bankruptcy filing was dismissed with prejudice on Thursday after manager Lisa Ballentine failed to appear in court. U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Court Judge J. Craig Whitley said the case had come to a standstill, despite lawyers' efforts to hammer out an agreement surrounding ...

SPX appoints executives as company officers in advance of split
SPX Corp. (NYSE:SPW) has appointed four executives as company officers as it positions itself to spin off its dominant flow technology business into a standalone company late next year. The four are not taking new positions. But they have been appointed officers of the company by SPX's board of ...

Biesse America expanding its Charlotte headquarters with $3M addition
A Italian-owned company plans to expand its U.S. headquarters in Charlotte by 75 percent. In September, Biesse America Inc. announced at a trade show in Atlanta that it would add 28,800 square feet to its current 38,000-square-foot facility in LakePointe Business Park. Biesse will spend about $...

Gov. McCrory: Money needed to fight media
N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory continued his campaign Thursday to discredit an Associated Press story that raised questions about the governor's financial disclosures for his tenure as a board member at Tree.com. McCrory, a first-term Republican governor and former longtime mayor of Charlotte, spoke with...

Birdsong Brewing buys North Davidson Street building for $1.3 million
Birdsong Brewing Co. has purchased a 17,000-square-foot industrial building on Charlotte's North Davidson Street for its previously announced relocation and expansion. The local brewery bought the building at 1016 N. Davidson for $1.34 million from an affiliate of Beacon Partners. Birdsong, fou...

N.C. solar construction ramped up in third quarter, industry group says
North Carolina ranked No. 3 nationwide in new solar capacity built in the third quarter, according to figures released by the Solar Energy Industries Association. SEIA says the state added about 80 megawatts of solar capacity in the quarter and is on a pace to add about 380 megawatts this year. ...

Charlotte bankers see 'broad-based' growth in 2015 crystal ball
I caught up with a few market leaders for prominent Charlotte banks this week to hear their outlook on 2015. The crystal ball suggests the new year could provide an array of growth opportunities for local lenders. They're optimistic about economic conditions that will drive loan demand. But incr...

How N.C. schools fared on Kiplinger's list of 'Best College Values'
UNC Chapel Hill again ranked as the No. 1 public institution for best college value, the 14th consecutive year, according to Kiplinger's 2014 list of Best College Values. The university gets high marks for low costs and high graduation rates. On average, students graduate with about $17,600 in d...