Gov. Pat McCrory hopes the expanded exhibit will attract more visitors to the zoo, which he says could be the centerpiece of an economic engine in the state.

Charlotte City Manager Ron Carlee on Thursday strongly defended Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s secret surveillance of cellphones and other wireless devices, saying officers do not eavesdrop on conversations or store data from innocent people.

Domestic violence costs North Carolina more than $300 million every year because of factors such as health care and criminal-justice expenses, according to a study commissioned by two domestic violence advocacy organizations.

The backlash against the gay marriage court ruling picked up force this week with a leading legislator proposing to exempt government officials from attending to same-sex couples and protests in Raleigh on Thursday that religious liberty is under siege.

As Carol Folt arrived from the Ivy League, a cloud hung over UNC-Chapel Hill: The crisis that had enveloped academics and athletics for three years still carried unanswered questions – how did the bogus classes for athletes start, and why?

An emergency room doctor who recently returned to New York City after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus.

Barbecue and socializing under a clear October sky were both on the menu Thursday at the 85th annual Mallard Creek barbecue.

NC House Speaker Thom Tillis reverses course, urges NC to expand Medicaid.

Growth in the national economy should accelerate in the months ahead, real estate experts said Thursday.

Keanu Reeves wades through corpses in a movie with zero characterization. Grade: D

The Daily Edit: 10.24.14

Panthers cornerback Josh Norman worked out daily with Russell Wilson before the 2012 NFL draft, and he says he never bought the talk that Wilson was too small.

The Charlotte Hornets lost their final exhibition game 88-79 to the Indiana Pacers. They finished the preseason 3-5.

No. 18 East Carolina didn’t exactly put its best foot forward, but somehow managed to get past the Connecticut Huskies, 31-21, on Thursday night.

It was one year ago that Darrell Wallace Jr. left his mark on NASCAR history. Much has changed since his first Truck series victory.

Providence High senior running back Brian Mattar stands 5-foot-7, 155 pounds and proves that size isn’t everything.

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