A year after a spectacular spill into the Dan River, Duke Energy’s North Carolina ash ponds are apparently still leaking more than 3 million gallons a day near rivers and lakes.

Boone Police reported Saturday that an Appalachian State University student from Charlotte had died, bringing to eight the number of student deaths in the ASU community since classes began in August.

Busted with cocaine at 19, Erik Ortega now helps others with criminal records rebuild their lives at Charlotte’s Center for Community Transitions. Ortega teaches people they’re greater than their past.

Those interested in Greg Hardy’s upcoming domestic abuse trial will soon be able to follow along from home.

New NAACP leader Corine Mack says she intends to join forces with gays and Latinos to protect civil rights.

Police said the suspect sped through a red light and was struck by another vehicle, killing two of his passengers.

Celebrity Roundup 02.01.15

Why Charlotte’s annual groundhog ceremony will have to be held in royal secrecy this year.

Charlotte’s Scott Whitesell is fighting cancer and hopes his music can be an inspiration for others.

The Daily Edit 02.01.15

Snubbed by Pro Bowl voters again this season, Thomas Davis received a more personally significant honor Saturday night on the eve of the Super Bowl.

The No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic is a perfect 5-for-5 in Australian Open finals.

The Hornets followed a long and tiring practice Friday with one of their most dominant performances of the season on Saturday night.

Just when all seemed lost for Duke, the Blue Devils used a flurry of 3-pointers to stun unbeaten Virginia, 69-63.

Standing between Patriots QB Tom Brady and a fourth Super Bowl ring are the defending champion Seahawks, the league’s top defense – and its young QB Russell Wilson. Game on.

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