Ieshia Hicks Watkins, 33, of Charlotte, pleaded guilty to one count of health care fraud conspiracy and one count of receiving illegal kickbacks.

Wells Fargo’s retiring head of Eastern community banking told the Observer Thursday that a key task for her successor will be maintaining the company’s reputation with customers at a time when the public’s trust for banks is still recovering from the financial crisis.

The new report from Kenneth Wainstein describes a group of academic and athletic officials who knew about athletes getting better grades in classes that only required papers, yet taking little or no action.

A shareholder vote Friday on whether Charlotte-based Chiquita Brands International should merge with Irish produce company Fyffes could be a tossup, with two Brazilian firms trying to break up the deal increasing their offer for Chiquita to $14.50 and a leading advisory firm waffling in its recommendation.

Barbecue and socializing under a clear October sky were both on the menu Thursday at the 85th annual Mallard Creek barbecue.

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Officials hope the plan could help avoid mistakes that were made in the treatment of Ebola patients in Texas.

Scene & Heard: Farm to Table Dinner at Wing Haven

The slow demise of Sears and Kmart continues, with the Gastonia store at the Eastridge Mall set t...

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The Daily Edit: 10.23.2014

Remember Kelly Tripucka and Kurt Rambis? We do, too.

Walker left the team's shootaround Thursday morning after complaining of foot soreness

The Seattle QB had his second 100-yard rushing game of the season last weekend. One Carolina defender says the Panthers must make Wilson pay when he leaves the pocket.

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.

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