With an ongoing building blitz across the Carolinas, QuikTrip has rapidly become a significant player in an increasingly competitive convenience store landscape. The largest chain, 7-Eleven, has also been expanding in the Charlotte area, and two other major players are set to combine.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating a fatal shooting that stemmed from a family argument in the 6900 block of Carmel Road Friday morning.

If you want a newcomer’s perspective on Charlotteans, start with Navy veteran Dontavius Jones and his wife, Elsie, who relocated here in August from Florida.

From white table cloths to seating by a maitre d’, the group ensures people feel welcome for the holiday

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Jim McPhilliamy's decision to stay in Charlotte after being fired by the Bobcats has continued to alter the landscape of pro sports and – McPhilliamy hopes – entertainment in the city.

Supporters of the changes say the turnout shows that claims of “voter suppression” were unfounded.

Roy Cooper, the North Carolina attorney general, will petition the country’s highest court to look at the unanimous 4th Circuit ruling.

Send us your nostalgic snapshots and enter the contest for a chance to win a J-Lo Endless bracelet from Brownlee Jewelers.

The Daily Edit: 12.26.2014

Graham Gano had made 25 consecutive field goals at Bank of America Stadium before he missed two against Atlanta in the final two minutes with the game on the line.

With a victory against Rutgers on Friday in Detroit in the Quick Lane Bowl, the UNC Tar Heels would close the season on a positive note.

More blitzes, more pressure, more turnovers help NC State finish 7-5 and earn a spot in the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl.

There was only one driver in the NASCAR Truck series who won on a short track, superspeedway and dirt track.

Cleveland's LeBron James and Stephen Curry of Golden State are the leading vote-getters in the first returns from NBA All-Star fan voting.

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