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Get out and about: Explore these hip neighborhoods around uptown Charlotte
Shop in Dilworth, or enjoy a drink in CherryFind Charlotte’s character within these neighborhoods outside center city … Click to Continue »

The secret life of Mayberry’s Thelma Lou
There’s more to Betty Lynn, who turns 90 on Monday, than her famous role of Barney Fife’s girlfriend. … Click to Continue »

Why flipping off a group of cyclists is an awfully bad idea
The photograph makes The Woman in the Silver Mercedes look like a lunatic: wide-eyed, grinning with mouth agape, hands raised with palms facing outward, both middle fingers extended. And it’s … Click to Continue »

Lake Norman's boat rafting rules move the party
“I do not think we have a rafting issue on Lake Norman, I think we have a noise ordinance issue on Lake Norman,” Bill Young said. … Click to Continue »

HB2 blocked in part by US judge before trial
The federal judge who will preside over one of the trials challenging House Bill 2 issued a ruling on Friday that blocks the UNC system from enforcing the bathroom portion … Click to Continue »

4-year-old Rowan County girl who fell into grandparents’ pool dies at hospita...
A 4-year-old Rowan County girl who fell into her grandparents’ swimming pool while reaching for a toy died on Friday at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem. Natalie Lippard had been … Click to Continue »

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Trooper roadblock preceded fatal confrontation with deaf driver, witness says
A neighbor who says he witnessed the final seconds before a state trooper’s fatal shooting of a deaf Charlotte man says another highway patrol car arrived first and blocked the … Click to Continue »

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I-85 accident truck driver says he is lucky to be alive, after he was trapped...
Jackson Musyoka tells Fox46 his steering wheel spun out of control that caused the accident on I-85 that backed up tr...

Listeria concerns prompt vegetable recall from stores in Southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Fresh-cut vegetables are being recalled from grocery, discount and convenience stores across th...

Woman identified in Lancaster County house fire
The woman who died in a Lancaster County house fire in the Antioch Community on Friday has been identified as 54-year...

Crews battle 'stump dump' brush fire in Iredell County
Several fire units were on scene of a brush fire Friday night in Iredell County, according to Iredell County Emergenc...

Truck driver's wife on phone with husband when he crashes on I-85
When Jackson Musyoka plunged off an embankment on Interstate 85 Thursday afternoon, the truck driver was on the phone...

Judge blocks transgender bathroom law for 3 plaintiffs
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A federal judge has temporarily ruled that the University of North Carolina can't block two tra...

Police search for suspects in pawn shop armed robbery
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are searching for two men who they say robbed a local pawn shop at gunpoint. The inciden...

Traffic moving after 4-vehicle crash shuts down I-85 S in Kannapolis
A portion of Interstate 85 southbound had to be shut down after a 4-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Kannapolis.Acco...

Homeowner will not face charges in deadly Mineral Springs shooting
No charges are being filed against a Mineral Springs homeowner in the fatal shooting of a burglary suspect, according...

CMPD asking for public's help in identifying bank robber
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect involved in a Wells Fargo Bank...

Police investigating stabbing in Newton
A stabbing is under investigation in Newton, according to Major Hayes of the Newton Police Department.It happened ear...

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Charlotte news for metro Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, the Piedmont and high country regions of North Carolina and upstate South Carolina.  

Hurricane Gaston not predicted to hit US; 3 systems being watched
Tropical Storm Gaston has maximum sustained winds of 65 mph and is not predicted to impact the continental U.S. Forec...

Afternoon storms knock down trees, power lines
Downed trees and power lines remain after heavy storms tore through the area Saturday afternoon. At one point in the ...

Scams & waste loom as charity millions donated after Orlando
By JEFF DONN AP National Writer The more than 430 fundraisers posted on the GoFundMe website after the mass shooting ...

Warning of 'war' on farmers, Trump seeks support in Iowa
Donald Trump warned Saturday of a "war on the American farmer," telling a crowd in Iowa that rival Hillary Clinton "w...

Coke Consolidated unit to add nearly 300 jobs in Charlotte
Red Classic, which is also based in Charlotte, announced its expansion plans this week.

Funeral service held for Jordyn Dumont
A Funeral Service will be held for Jordyn Dumont at noon at the Greene Funeral Service - South Chapel, located on S. ...

Crews extinguish truck fire in Huntersville
Firefighters say flames were coming from the truck when they arrived. 

Fire alarm evacuates Northlake Mall
The Charlotte Fire Department says there was no emergency and the mall was evacuated per protocol.

Grief erupts in Italy as nation honors, buries quake dead
Mourners in Italy prayed, hugged, wept and even applauded as coffins carrying victims of the country's devastating ea...

Officials: We weren’t ready for Whitewater Center rafters to start back in
State Sen. Joel Ford said he was “stunned” the center resumed rafting Aug. 10.

Woman killed in Lancaster County house fire
The fire marshal says it happened around 5:27 p.m. at a home in the 600 block of Adams Lane in the Antioch Community.

Friday night observations: North Mecklenburg’s Emanuel Wilson’s big night hel...
It’s been a tough couple of weeks for the high school football team at North Mecklenburg.