The driving force behind the Republican-written $21.25 billion budget the Senate approved around 12:30 a.m. Friday was to substantially increase teacher pay by moving money around in whatever creative ways were necessary to make that happen.

Friday is off to a soggy start and forecasters say the rainy conditions are expected to continue through the weekend. The rain could delay Friday's Carolina Panthers practice in Spartanburg, S.C., tentatively scheduled to begin at 9:25 a.m.

The wife of a former East Gaston High School wrestling coach charged with molesting team members told a jury on Thursday that she and her husband interacted closely with wrestlers and their families who often visited in their home.

Amid reports that efforts are underway to evacuate Americans with the Ebola virus back to the United States for treatment, the condition of Charlotte missionary Nancy Writebol has worsened.

A YMCA Charlotte program that helps Charlotte-Mecklenburg students with reading skills has been recognized as one of the most effective summer education programs in the country.

Friday morning’s commute is off to a rainy start with accidents and delays popping up around the region.

Arts-and-crafts retailer Michaels is holding a grand opening for its new Charlotte store on Augus...

What's In Store

Lake Norman area families hosted 10 children this summer from the war-torn country.

The Bacon Brothers are rolling through Charlotte on Monday as part of a short summer tour.

Marvel adds humor, takes no chances with the outer-space formula.

~ The Daily Edit 08.01.14

Panthers center Ryan Kalil has taken on added leadership and responsibility for 2014.

Scott Fowler: If you have come to Panthers' training camp, you know cornerback Antoine Cason.

Justin Hardin: Building a a consistent winner at Providence starts with changing the team’s culture.

Key storylines: Tar Heels QB competition and development of the offensive line.

Keep an eye on Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Ricky Lambert.

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