A former Charlotte fire investigator said that the city fired her after she acted as a whistleblower, and she believes that someone associated with the fire department created a fake persona and email account in an effort to discredit her.

The accents were on gratitude and bridge building Tuesday night as about 1,200 people of various faiths gathered together to sing and pray to God and hear a parade of speakers counsel sensitivity to others’ needs at Mecklenburg Ministries’ 39th annual citywide interfaith Thanksgiving service.

Demarcus Ivey’s freedom – and perhaps his life – hinges on whether a Mecklenburg County jury believes he is the hooded gunman in a grainy 2009 video, pausing at the door of the Charlotte strip club he has just robbed to fatally shoot a man kneeling on the floor.

An officer at problem-plagued Lanesboro Correctional Institution suffered a serious cut to his face Monday after he was assaulted by an inmate wielding a bladed weapon, prison and state officials said.

Meet 25 of the most stylish individuals in Charlotte and check out their looks, as captured by photographer Michell Kearney.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board leaders said Tuesday that this time the board will more thoroughly vet their candidates.

After all is done, Ferguson and the nation will still need to confront the underlying problems that have seared the case into the public’s conscience.

Detra Denay Davis, who recently launched Charlotte Pie Authority, uses social media, her website and connections to handle her first Thanksgiving rush.

Looking for the biggest, best Christmas light displays in the Charlotte area for the 2014 Christmas season?

~ The Daily Edit 11.26.14

The Charlotte Hornets have lost 11 of 15 games this season, tying them for 12th among 15 Eastern Conference teams.

Amini Silatolu is the leading candidate to start at right tackle for the Panthers against the Vikings, marking the sixth different offensive line in as many games.

Two years after facing in Hawaii, UNC has flown over an ocean – a smaller part of it – to play Butler again, this time on Wednesday in the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas.

The Hornets and Food Lion Feeds provided Thanksgiving meals to 1,000 needy families at the Hornets' fourth annual Cornucopia event.

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