Operation Victory Block Leave, the USO’s annual event, looks after solders as they travel home for the holidays. About 3,700 Army troops began pouring into Charlotte's airport around 4 a.m. Saturday, most arriving by bus from Fort Jackson, S.C.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police charged the driver of a car in a hit-and-run wreck that killed a passenger on a moped Friday night.

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan on Friday defended the Charlotte bank’s decision earlier this year to give him the chairman’s title, saying the lender’s board was following best practices for corporate governance.

Takeshia Reed-Davis of Charlotte gushes when she talks about her children. She can’t help it. Their hugs and smiles keep her going day-to-day. But, medical challenges and a devastating fire have tried taking those smiles away.

Lennon Lacy, 17, was found hanging from a swing set near his home in Bladenboro, N.C. Authorities called the death a suicide, but residents have questioned whether it was a lynching.

I'm still recuperating from an outing with the Charlotte Bourbon Club at the Maker's Mark dinner ...

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Sometimes modestly sophisticated technology can be the right choice – and the right price.

Photos: More than 200 people entered cards. Here's a winning one from Tiffanie Little, 8, and a few more entries.

~ The Daily Edit 12.20.14

Days after coach Roy Williams talked about getting mean – or meaner, at least – the Tar Heels responded with a 82-74 win against No. 12 Ohio State.

The Hornets took advantage of 25 turnovers by the 76ers for an uncommonly comfortable 109-91 win.

Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and tight end Greg Olsen are aware what that means for the team and themselves.

It’s impossible to talk about “Annie” without admitting up front when you first experienced John Huston’s 1982 film. Grade: D+

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