Shannon Binns says he wasn’t looking for a job when he started Sustain Charlotte, the nonprofit group that promotes long-term thinking in the city.

National CBS broadcast Tuesday celebrates Charlotte-based artist Patricia McBride, four other masters.

Alex “Little A” Collins, 9, is flying from Pennsylvania to South Carolina Monday for two days of hunting with Chester County Sheriff Alex “Big A” Underwood.

After the deaths of three people at the Best Western in Boone, legislators mandate alarms in certain areas of lodging establishments.

Hoodie’s House of Hope for Youth gives Charlotte-area homeless food, presents, clothes, haircuts for free.

Charlotte-area residents can expect chillier-than-normal temperatures – but no rain – mid-week as they say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015.

The State Board of Education is being asked to allow 11 charter schools to open next year, including three in Charlotte, even as the state and Mecklenburg County fell short of 2014 charter school enrollment projections.

Schools superintendent Heath Morrison quit amid what an aide called a climate of fear. Mayor Patrick Cannon left in a climate of corruption. Pat Cotham battled in a climate of distrust.

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Hornets point guard Kemba Walker credits assistant Mark Price with controlling his pace, which helps cut turnovers.

With Tuesday’s Belk Bowl drawing nearer, the Georgia Bulldogs and Louisville Cardinals found time to spend the weekend exploring Charlotte and doing service work.

Few expected NC State to have the best football season among North Carolina programs. But ECU and UNC underachieved, and Duke slipped up late.

The Charlotte Observer's sports reporters and columnists remember the moments that moved them, and shaped the sports world in the Carolinas, from 2014.

The ACC basketball season isn’t terribly old, but we’ve learned plenty already.

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