Summer reading sessions for Charlotte-Mecklenburg elementary school students are coming to an end this week, and leaders of an International House program for students learning English hope their efforts will again prove to be successful in boosting reading scores.

North Carolina teachers would get a 7 percent pay raise and teacher assistants would keep their jobs under a budget outlined Tuesday by Republican legislative leaders.

In announcing $6.6 million in grants to Mecklenburg arts and cultural groups, the Arts & Science Council said that for the first time in five years it was not cutting operating grants to major organizations such as the symphony, opera, ballet and major museums.

The officer reportedly was dragged about a block by the vehicle, according to witnesses.

With the new federal appeals court ruling striking Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, civil rights attorneys from the ACLU said Tuesday that they plan to return to court in North Carolina within the next week to push ahead with legal challenges to a similar ban in this state.

Charlotte’s morning low on Tuesday was 62 degrees – not far from the 59-degree record for the date, set in 1920.

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Panthers rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin got his first injury scare out of the way early at his first NFL training camp. He said he felt like “a new man” Tuesday.

Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei has come to training camp in better shape and more confident in Year 2, but some things haven’t changed.

UNC is targeting Ivan Rabb and Stephen Zimmerman in the 2015 class while Harry Giles remains a key target in the class of 2016.

Denny Hamlin's No. 11 team has been docked 75 points; crew chief suspended for six races and fined $125,000.

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