Henry Williams was once one of the country’s top college basketball players and is still the 49ers’ all-time leading scorer. He had a plan and he’s stayed the course, even when it brought challenges he never imagined.

Married 75 years, Jim and Kate Frazier, both 94, were headed from a lunch date on Monday when their car ran off a road only a few miles from their Mount Holly home.

Marcus Seegars was not around to hear the good news – that while a Mecklenburg County jury convicted him last week of larceny and possession of stolen property, it found him not guilty of first-degree burglary.

Hundreds of people attended rallies in Charlotte on Tuesday protesting a grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in August.

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All around the Charlotte area, merchants push their promotions for Small Business Saturday.

There's a good bet your favorite Christmas movie or TV special will be on the next few weeks. Check out our guide to Christmas TV.

The most wonderful time of the year is coming! This weekend launches us into the holiday season. ...

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It’s easy not to be grateful these days. Most of us are so showered in blessings that we sometimes take them for granted.

~ The Daily Edit 11.26.14

Today, on Thanksgiving Day, I’m thankful for home, health, happiness and the occasional putt that stumbles into the cup. I’m also thankful for, among other things ...

First it was his heart, then his hamstring and then his ankle. ... In a rare moment of openness, Panthers’ all-time leading rusher DeAngelo Williams reflected on what 2014 has been like for him.

UNC's trip to the Bahamas, coach Roy Williams said recently, was all about work, and the Tar Heels on Wednesday found out how much they work they have to do in a 74-66 loss to Butler.

The plot’s thinner than ever, but Sudeikis, Day and Bateman work well together at top speed. Grade: B-

Grab the glitter and glue and get ready for the Observer's 12th annual Holiday Card Contest.

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