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Nearly 1.5 million Carolinas residents plan to take advantage of good weather and decreasing gasoline prices to travel on the Labor Day weekend, AAA Carolinas officials say.
In honor of the 75th running of the Davidson College Cake Race, a yearly event to welcome freshman, are there any surprises left?
Two men are accused of staging auto accidents in an alleged insurance fraud scheme in Mecklenburg County, authorities say.

About 60 anti-abortion protesters rallied outside Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s Charlotte office Wednesday, hoping to influence not only North Carolina’s Senate election but control of the entire Senate.

Authorities said they arrested a 56-year-old convicted felon Tuesday morning after obtaining a search warrant for his Gold Hill home and finding a loaded .22 revolver and two long guns.

Firefighters in Cornelius are battling a fire that is being fed by a ruptured gas line, across the street from a day care facility.

Deliberations in a federal lawsuit stemming from a fatal Charlotte-Mecklenburg police tasing in 2011 continued Wednesday afternoon after the jury asked the judge for more direction on deciding whether the officer’s actions were reasonable.

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