Millions of workers are struggling on this Labor Day to keep pace with a fluid job market where the skills companies require sometimes change faster than workers can retrain. Eric Bussey is one of them.

Two men, including an armed security guard, were charged after a weekend confrontation in which the guard fired at a car driving toward a crowd of people leaving a concert at the PNC Music Pavilion.

Mecklenburg County commissioners are scheduled to hear from the public Tuesday about a proposed ban on smoking on government grounds and all tobacco use – including electronic cigarettes – at county parks, greenways and golf courses.

On Friday around 4 p.m. Deqwon Mykel Blackmon escaped from deputies outside Lancaster’s jail. Eight hours later, he posted on Facebook.

The North Carolina race has already seen the most spending of any in the country. Polls show the pair essentially tied in a battle that could decide control of the U.S. Senate.

A 17-year-old Hickory High student died Sunday in a one-car crash and the teen driver has been charged with felony death by motor vehicle.

Party Pix 09.01.14

Make-A-Wish helps Eli Shenise, 12, diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma, get his wish.

Oscar winner Adrien Brody stars in a two-night miniseries focusing on the life and career of the master illusionist Harry Houdini.

The Daily Edit: 9.01.2014

Kasey Kahne took advantage of NASCAR’s new win-and-you’re-in Chase format, passing Matt Kenseth during a second two-lap overtime to win Sunday’s Oral-B 500 in Atlanta.

Ronde Barber isn’t ready to say new coach Lovie Smith will return the Bucs to the playoffs, but the returning a sense of normalcy is a good start.

N.C. State win, big defensive play at end, makes it all worthwhile for Pack safety Jarvis Byrd, who is back after three ACL injuries.

Marquise Williams and Mitch Trubisky split time on Saturday, and the rotation is likely to continue until there’s separation.

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