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Investigators have not discussed any possible links between Thursday’s shootings and the Memorial Day weekend robbery and shooting at the Charlotte mattress store that the Londons managed.

At least six magistrates, citing religious grounds, have announced their resignations since same-sex marriages became legal earlier this month.

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, who is seeking a second six-year term, voted for the Senate bill, which died in the House. Thom Tillis, her Republican opponent, said it would have provided legal status that amounts to amnesty.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Charlotte’s former mayor, has dealt with plane crashes, a train explosion and a crisis with America’s biggest car-maker in his first 15 months on the job.

Kay Hagan has done about the minimum you'd expect from a Senator. Tillis has consistently shepherded legislation that is bad for North Carolinians. So the Observer endorses ...

You'll be able to keep shorts and T-shirts in your wardrobe this week, but keep the cold weather ...

Weather Guy

In response to mistakes in Texas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tightened protocols, and hospitals across the country have ramped up training.

A fire that broke out on a moving sidewalk in a Charlotte Douglas airport concourse was brought under control in about 30 minutes.

A big, sloppy wet kiss of a movie about an old grouch, a sweet kid and their odd-couple friendship, “St. Vincent” has a couple of things going for it, mostly Bill Murray. Grade: B+

The Daily Edit 10.26.14

Kelvin Benjamin is among the leaders for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, but he says he hasn’t scratched the surface yet.

There was certainly nobody like Okafor at Duke’s version of midnight madness, Countdown to Craziness.

North Carolina was headed toward another pedestrian defeat before strange things happened.

There are many paths to a championship. Not all, including the one Ryan Newman has followed, include winning.

DeCock: While the Wainstein Report was largely complimentary of Roy Williams’ conduct, it tied the men’s basketball program to phony classes.

It was the closest finish in the girls’ regional meet since 2008.

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