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Aaron Plyler, a powerful senator and advocate for higher education, dies
Aaron Plyler, a Union County businessman who became one of North Carolina’s most powerful state senators and budget writers, died Tuesday, five weeks shy of his 90th birthday. Plyler was … Click to Continue »

SWAT team resolves case of man, child barricaded in west Charlotte home
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and a SWAT team were able to peacefully resolve a situation in west Charlotte where a man was barricaded himself in a home with a small child. The … Click to Continue »

Phone scam convinces victims they missed jury duty, face arrest
The U.S. Marshals Service is alerting the public to an ongoing scam in the region in which people are threatened with arrest if they don’t pay a fine for failing … Click to Continue »

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 »

Polls show Cooper stretching lead over McCrory
Two polls released Wednesday show Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper stretching his a lead over Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in the North Carolina governor race. Monmouth University Polling Institute found … Click to Continue »

Lowe’s gives $2.5 million for Boys & Girls Clubs in 50 states to renovate
Mooresville-based Lowe’s is donating $2.5 million to the nation’s Boys & Girls Clubs, to be evenly divided among 50 clubs for renovation work on their club facilities. Included among the … Click to Continue »

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Investigators interview trooper who fatally shot deaf driver in Charlotte
North Carolina investigators probing last week’s fatal shooting by a state trooper of a deaf and speech-impaired driver in Charlotte will be meeting with the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office … Click to Continue »

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Building plans for Common Market released accidentally
What used to be Food Truck Fridays and Common Market could soon be replaced by this building and many are not happy w...

Salisbury woman arrested on drug charges following reported overdose
A Salisbury woman is facing multiple drug charges after deputies said they were called to a home for a reported overd...

Crews pull driver from overturned tractor trailer on I-85N near Belmont
Emergency crews pulled out the driver of an overturned tractor trailer Thursday on I-85 NB nearly four hours after th...

Police offering $5K reward leading to suspect involved in Monroe murder case
Monroe Police are offering a $5,000 reward that leads to the arrest of a man involved in the shooting death of Crisof...

Two suspects charged after breaking into multipe Iredell Co. homes
Iredell County Sheriff's Office have arrested two men involved in a rash of residential break-ins in the western part...

SWAT, CMPD arrest suspect barricaded in west Charlotte home
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested a man after he barricaded himself inside a west Charlotte home. Family members ...

Shots fired after police chase ends in Cabarrus County, 1 taken to hospital
A man had to be taken to a local hospital after authorities blocked his vehicle, ending a high speed chase Thursday m...

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...

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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.  

Hickory mayor: settlement for wrongfully imprisoned man could delay future pr...
The day after the Hickory City Council approved a $3.25 million settlement with a man wrongfully convicted of rape, M...

Driver pulled out of tractor trailer four hours after crash on I-85
A portion of Interstate 85 near the Mecklenburg County-Gaston County line is expected to be shut down until 6 p.m. af...

Shots fired by deputies after Cabarrus County chase
Three patrol cars were damaged in the crash on Poplar Tent Road at Odell School Road, according to a Cabarrus County ...

Family, friends of four-year-old girl praying for miracle
On Thursday afternoon the family of Natalie Lippard used the word "miracle" to describe what they are now praying for...

BLOG: Helping animals in Charlotte one loaf at a time
My friend Melissa just sent this photo. I can't believe she still had it, 9 years later.

Stanford bans hard liquor from undergraduate parties
President John L. Hennessy and Provost John Etchemendy announced the new student alcohol policy in a letter sent Mond...

Boyfriend sentenced to 16 years for girlfriend's death
Immanuel Felton was sentenced to 16 to 20 years in prison.

U of Chicago doesn't support trigger warnings, safe spaces
Universities have adopted trigger warnings in recent years in an attempt to let students know in advance if they were...

Marines say 2 men didn't help raise 1st flag at Iwo Jima
By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press After acknowledging they misidentified some of the men shown in an iconic image ...

EpiPen prices anger Charlotte families that need them to keep kids safe
Parents of Allergic Kids, who worry their children could die if they can no longer afford to keep the life-saving med...

NC soldier held on $900,000 bond as child rape charges added to prior allegat...
Justin Perry Lewis, 27, of Fort Bragg was already in the Cumberland County Detention Center for indecent liberties wi...

Ignited debris sparked fire at First Baptist Church in Mt. Holly
The blaze broke out July 21 at the church, located in the 300 block of S. Main Street.