An autopsy will be performed Monday on Anna Smith, an Appalachian State University freshman who apparently committed suicide, the Rev. Dana McKim, a spokesman for the family, said Sunday.

When Charlotte was planning to build its streetcar line last decade, one touted benefit was cost savings.

Despite modest rate hikes for workplace health insurance, employees are seeing out-of-pocket costs rise, new study shows.

The girl was shot in the hand, and her injuries were not life-threatening, police said. Investigators said Heather Nicole Davenport, 27, faces a charge of failure to properly secure a weapon.

No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting, and police didn’t have a description of the suspect.

Columnist Josh Shaffer survives a 5K run at an NC nudist resort, an event that draws unclothed athletes from as far as Pennsylvania.

Celebrity Roundup 09.14.14

The beautiful but beleaguered monarch butterflies are migrating south; here’s what you can do now to make sure they’ll survive to return next spring.

The seven-day, 14-hour documentary series examines the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Here's our annual guide to working, playing, eating and shopping in the Charlotte region.

~Daily Edit 09.15.14

Opportunity knocked. And Brad Keselowski burst through the door at Chicagoland Speedway.

~NFL Cheerleaders 09.14

South Carolina's win over Georgia vaulted the Gamecocks 10 spots to No. 14 in the AP poll, giving the SEC an unprecedented seven teams in the top 15.

Two weeks out from training camp, Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford addresses his roster in an Observer Q&A.

Told he had a 30- to 50-percent chance of survival, Parkwood High's Andy Giarla is able to return to the game he loves.

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