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All-female Good Friends raise record $511,434 in 30th year
In 1987, four Charlotte natives decided to start an all-female version of the all-male Good Fellows Club that had for 70 years been raising money for the needy during the … Click to Continue »

Still searching: CMS board ponders key to creating real opportunity in all sc...
On one level, Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board members spent Thursday morning trying to lay groundwork for a new superintendent. On another, they re-enacted a drama they play out year after year: … Click to Continue »

Duke Energy Foundation grants $1.5 million to 16 groups
The Duke Energy Foundation will grant $1.5 million to 16 North Carolina environmental and conservation organizations, including three in its Charlotte base. The Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville gets $400,000 … Click to Continue »

Shark’s 8,500-mile odyssey ends on a N.C. fisherman’s hook
A mako shark caught by commercial fishermen off North Carolina traveled more than 8,500 miles after a tracking device was attached 18 months earlier, an ocean research group says. Researchers … Click to Continue »

Duke Energy proposes hooking most coal ash neighbors to public water
Duke Energy plans to connect most of the 950 homes and businesses near its North Carolina coal ash basins to public water lines, the company said in filings Wednesday. The … Click to Continue »

Assignment, diplomas and Peter Pan: 5 takeaways from the CMS State of Schools...
Superintendent Ann Clark’s final State of Our Schools message ended Wednesday with a tribute to Tinkerbell. Clark, who will retire next year after 34 years with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, gathered dozens … Click to Continue »

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Meet the newest addition to the CMS board: She’s 17 and ready to speak
On Tuesday, Providence High senior Saniye Wilson will take a seat at the dais with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board, the first student adviser to serve in that role. Wilson, 17, … Click to Continue »

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Charlotte Latin teams up with CMPD for toy drive
They say giving starts early in life. A group of 8th graders were getting results Thursday morning by helping the CMP...

Tractor trailer crash causes major mess on I-485
Authorities say one person was hurt and a portion of I-485 was affected in Concord Thursday after a wreck involving a...

Over 50 citations issued during "Watch for Me NC" operation
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police conducted a "Watch for Me NC" operation on Thursday. Officers said the operation is a pe...

Man with lengthy criminal history arrested for trafficking heroin, meth
The Lincolnton Police Department arrested a local man with a lengthy criminal history after he was caught trafficking...

Authorities investigating multiple church break-ins in Lincoln Co.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office are investigating a number of church break-ins that happened in the last week.


Police: 'Out of control' woman stabs dog to death in Lowell
A woman is facing multiple charges after police said she stabbed her dog to death Tuesday night in LowellThe Lowell P...

NC mall Santa resigns after reportedly fat-shaming 9-year-old boy
A mall Santa in Forest City, North Carolina has reportedly resigned after a 9-year-old boy claims he was fat-shamed b...

At least 40 cars involved in I-96 Fowlerville crash, 3 killed
Three people were killed Thursday morning in an accident that involved at least 40 vehicles on Interstate 96, accordi...

CMPD responds to shooting in north Charlotte
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police responded to a shooting in north Charlotte Thursday morning.

Officers responded to an a...

Police: Albemarle Elementary, Middle School on modified lockdown after nearby...
Albemarle Elementary and Albemarle Middle School were placed under a modified lockdown Thursday morning after a nearb...

Teen says CMPD Explorer's Toy Drive changed his life
FOX 46 Charlotte needs your help in getting results for the CMPD Explorer's Christmas toy drive. Your kindness and ge...

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Feathered dinosaur tail survives 99 million years trapped in amber
A chunk of amber holds the remains of a 99-million-year old baby dinosaur.

Second officer dies in Americus shooting
According Georgia Southwester State University, Officer Jody Smith, a GSW safety officer, died on Thursday after he w...

New student CMS board member is ready for her assignment
People who know Wilson said the new student board member doesn't back down and is not afraid to speak her mind. The s...

Special meeting called for Friday involving Salisbury Council, Rowan Commission
Members of the Salisbury City Council and Rowan County Commission will hold a special called meeting on Friday mornin...

White supremacist gang member arrested on multiple charges in Lincoln Co
Mays, according to officials, is a member of the "Bound for Glory Gang," which is a white supremacist prison gang.

CMS policy committee discusses equity for all schools
The board is serious about the changes. They believe making a policy change will force the district to accelerate thi...

Astronaut John Glenn dies at age 95
John Glenn became the fifth person in space, the third American in space and the first American to orbit the Earth on...

One person injured in tractor trailer crash on I-485 in Concord
The incident happened on I-485 at the I-85 interchange just after 2:30 p.m.

Police investigating string of church break-ins in Lincoln Co.
A string of church break-ins have occurred in Lincoln County over the past week. T

Dozens of kids shop with a cop for Christmas
It’s the kind of scene you could never get tired of seeing; dozens of kids with eyes as wide as saucers roaming aroun...

Report: Trump taps Carl's Jr. CEO for labor secretary
Andy Puzder, a fast-food mogul, will be the next labor secretary. 

Alexander Co. man arrested and charged with sex crimes
An Alexander County man has been arrested and accused of sex crimes.