A system of no-show classes pushed by academic counselors for athletes and employed by coaches eager to keep players eligible at UNC-Chapel Hill produced an "inexcusable betrayal of our values," Chancellor Carol Folt said Wednesday.

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The FBI is now investigating embezzlement claims at a Huntersville private school, the agency’s Charlotte office said Wednesday.

Early voting starts Thursday across North Carolina in an election headlined by one of the nation’s most-watched U.S. Senate races. Voters can cast early ballots through Nov. 1.

The day before Chiquita shareholders are set to vote in Charlotte on a proposed merger with Irish produce company Fyffes, two Brazilian firms trying to break up the deal and buy Chiquita themselves increased their offer to $14.50 a share.

The Charlotte attorney for Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is preparing for Hardy’s jury trial on domestic violence charges to begin as scheduled next month during the Panthers’ bye week.

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Hoping to avoid mistakesmade in the treatment of Ebola patients in Texas, federal health officials are considering a plan to designate top-tier hospitals as referral centers for the treatment of potential Ebola cases.

There were no immediate reports of injuries in the wreck on Spratt Street at South Main Street.

CMPD investigators said Justin Assad Cooke is wanted by Pennsylvania authorities for a May shooting death.

Editorial: The 1/4-cent sales tax referendum isnít perfect, but itís what we have in front of us. Itís what our educators need.

A look back at some of our favorites from the annual Opera Carolina gala, which celebrates its 10th anniversary Saturday.

The Daily Edit: 10.23.2014

At 3-3-1 and with the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks coming to town, Newton said his team canít afford to press.

UNC's football program had become so dependent on Deborah Crowder and her use of classes to keep players academically eligible that her retirement in 2009 caused a panic among academic counselors.

Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Gerald Henderson won’t be available for Thursday’s exhibition against the Indiana Pacers.

In his first seven months, the former state senator has taken a light approach at the Government Center.

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