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Nurse practitioner in Mooresville accused of writing fake prescriptions
A nurse practitioner at Piedmont Healthcare-Urgent Care in Mooresville is accused of writing fake prescriptions to obtain oxycodone at local pharmacies. Mooresville police on Wednesday charged Bethany Rachel Boroughs, 40, … Click to Continue »

Trump will be ‘tough’ on trade, VP candidate Pence says in Charlotte
Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence said Wednesday that Democratic and Republican administrations have been “eroding the foundation” of American manufacturing. Speaking at Charlotte Pipe and Foundry, the Indiana governor … Click to Continue »

Child rape suspect who met victim on Facebook charged with more crimes
A jailed child rape suspect who authorities said met his victim on Facebook has been charged with more crimes in the case, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. Devan … Click to Continue »

Church on site of first integrated SC school burglarized, vandalized
Any church burglary is bad. But a break-in at the Redeeming Life Christian Center in Rock Hill found Monday by church staff members seems worse. A cash register was smashed, … Click to Continue »

July 1991: Murder at Leather & Lace topless bar
On July 17, 1991 a manager at the Leather & Lace strip club on Monroe Road shot two brothers to death and wounded a third. The manager, Clarence“Billy Jack” Richardson, … Click to Continue »

2nd suspect arrested in fatal Walmart parking lot shooting
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have arrested a second suspect in Saturday night’s fatal shooting of a man in a Walmart parking lot off South Tryon Street. Rechard Delane Mickle, 35, was shot … Click to Continue »

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Man awarded $3.25 million after serving 24 years for rape he didn’t commit
Hickory City Council unanimously awarded $3.25 million on Wednesday to a man who served 24 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit. Willie Grimes was convicted in 1988 … Click to Continue »

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Panthers help pay for new West Charlotte HS football field
West Charlotte High School can thank the Carolina Panthers and many others for it's new football field and athletic t...

Church holds 'racists anonymous' meetings in Concord
A local church is raising a few eyebrows - but said it has the answer to a very incendiary subject. It was a typical ...

Nurse practitioner arrested for prescription fraud
A local nurse practitioner is facing multiple charges after police said he wrote up fraudulent prescriptions. The Moo...

City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services hosts job fair
The City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services will host a Job Fair on Thursday, Aug. 25 and Friday, 26 for full time pos...

Burke Co. teen with alleged ties to ISIS pleads not guilty
A Burke County teenager accused of not only killing a man, but also having ties to ISIS has pleaded not guilty. Attor...

911 calls released after mother accused of putting newborn in refrigerator
911 calls were released Wednesday to FOX 46 Charlotte in the case of a mother allegedly killing her infant son by loc...

Family: Deaf driver killed by trooper afraid of police
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on the police shooting of a deaf man in North Carolina (all times local):5:45 p.m.T...

Recipient of most extensive face transplant "thriving"
Patrick Hardison, 42, who underwent the most extensive face transplant ever performed, is thriving one year after the...

Pilot program brings seat belts to seven BCPS buses
The 2016-17 school year will bring clicking sounds to new yellow buses in the Burke County Public Schools fleet, acco...

Autistic teen made honorary firefighter for a day
"Ever since 9/11; I know even though I was only five when 9/11 happened, as soon as I heard what happened that day, I...

Police: Statesville man charged with statutory rape of a child
A Statesville man is facing multiple charges after deputies said he raped a juvenile. The Iredell County Sheriff's Of...

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Police: Intoxicated mom found walking in street with four-year-old child
A Salisbury mother is in jail after an incident on Brenner Avenue on Wednesday night, according to police. Officers w...

Italian quake death toll rises to 241, anguish mounts
Rescue crews aided by sniffer dogs dug through crumbled homes Thursday looking for earthquake survivors as Italy agai...

Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 13 dead
A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early Thursday after at least 13...

Missing endangered man believed to be traveling toward Charlotte area
The N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued the alert for 81-year-old Billy Van Stanley Wednesday night. 

Crews work to extinguish Gaston County house fire
The fire broke out before 4:30 a.m. at a home on Stockwood Lane. Heavy fire and smoke was seen coming from the home.

Mylan says it will expand programs that lower EpiPen costs
Mylan, in the face of heated criticism over price hikes for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, is bulking up pro...

Iredell Co. nurse practitioner accused of writing fraudulent prescriptions
Police say 40-year-old Bethany Rachel Boroughs wrote fraudulent prescriptions at pharmacies in Mooresville while work...

Winrich out at Fibrant, Evans Ballard interim head
Kent Winrich is apparently out as the head of Fibrant, according to a news release from the City of Salisbury.

'Rock-A-Bye Baby Jam' for new parents coming up Sunday
On Sunday, Novant Health with other local and national vendors will present the second annual Rock-A-Bye Baby Jam at ...

Local middle school students DISCOVER faith
From Catawba College: During the inaugural year of two week long DISCOVER programs, the overall number of attendees w...

10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked ab...

National Park Service celebrates century of preserving national treasures
If you love the outdoors and having wild adventures, you may want to visit your local park Thursday. The National Par...