After years of working to prepare at-risk children for college, the leaders of Kennedy Charter in Charlotte are trying a new approach – moving the school onto the campus of Johnson C. Smith University.

Another American missionary has contracted the often-deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, according to SIM USA, the Charlotte-based charity that sponsors the doctor’s work in Liberia.

Henry McCollum and Leon Brown were convicted of the 1983 rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl whose body was found in a soybean field near the tiny town of Red Springs.

The suspected leader of Charlotte’s arm of an international drug ring, which brought more than 3,100 pounds of marijuana to the city on a single day, was sent to prison Tuesday for more than 20 years.

Dollar General on Tuesday dialed up the pressure on Family Dollar, sweetening its all-cash offer and adding safeguards aimed at soothing Family Dollar’s antitrust concerns.

Kellogg Co. will begin laying off employees at its bakery east of uptown in November.

Employers treat many laborers as independent contractors -- a tactic that costs taxpayers billions of dollars each year.

You can still find Pete Politis, 83, meeting and greeting customers at Skyland Restaurant, one of 10 Charlotte eateries he founded.

Charlotte’s United Way is looking to raise just $200,000 more than in 2013.

~Daily Edit 9.2.2014

Panthers coach Ron Rivera has gone further toward marrying a gambling mentality on fourth down with analytics that will help his decision-making.

The Panthers signed wideout Stephen Hill to their practice squad Tuesday, a day after they worked out the former second-round pick.

Charlotte Hornets rookie Noah Vonleh had successful surgery Tuesday to treat a sports hernia and will miss the next six to eight weeks.

Des Lawrence, Donnie Miles, M.J. Stewart and Brian Walker have been back with the North Carolina football team since Saturday night.

If you think fried chicken is purely Southern, think again. The crispy goodness of this great finger food extends well beyond any single region.

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