Work on Interstate 77 toll lanes from the Brookshire Freeway in Charlotte to Exit 36 in Mooresville is on track to start next spring or summer, with the new lanes opening in four years, state highway officials and representatives of the Spain-based contractor on the project said Thursday.

The sheriff’s office said Dr. Steven Elliott Skorman was arrested Thursday at his office, Carolina Foot and Ankle, in the 100 block of Lee Street.

Missionaries Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted Ebola in Liberia, have been released from the hospital in Atlanta.

Bank of America’s record $16.65 billion settlement with the U.S. government over toxic mortgage bonds requires the Charlotte bank to help struggling homeowners by modifying mortgages, forgiving principal and making loans to lower-income borrowers.

Dollar General said Thursday that it won’t back off its attempt to buy Family Dollar, after the Matthews-based retailer rejected its bid and stuck with plans to be acquired by Dollar Tree.

Authorities said the woman's body was discovered by family members Thursday at her home on South Broad Street.

As Jeff Coffey examined medical records, he concluded his father had died from rising doses of morphine and other drugs while is hospice care.

The Observer sat down with a group of Vacation Bible School students to get a kid’s-eye-view of Jesus, prayer, heaven and the Bible.

The new roller coaster will stand 325 feet and achieve a top speed of about 95 miles per hour.

First Bites: Let’s peek in at food at the new Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and the new (but-not-brewery) Draught Charlotte.

~ The Daily Edit 08.22.14

Panthers cornerback Josh Norman has rented space in coach Ron Rivera’s doghouse for most of his two-plus NFL seasons, but his talent keeps earning him opportunities.

Fowler: If you have to play a fake game, at least play it against the New England Patriots, the team NFL fans either love or hate.

CMS policy change causing confusion about eligibility. Some games have been postponed, coaches say, because schools didn’t have enough players.

Hough’s Bishop Ford rushes for 196 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries in a 34-20 win over Sun Valley in both schools’ high school football opener.
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