About 200 runners from the Charlotte area will be participating in this year’s Boston Marathon. Among the spectators will be Charlotte’s Nicole Gross, who was injured in last year’s bombing.

Checkpoint E at Charlotte Douglas International Airport has had a gentler, more soothing face since October, when a hotel-sponsored upgrade installed couches, a “recomposure area” for travelers to get their shoes back on and stuff together, and new video screens.

Almost six years after the enactment of a federal law designed to reduce fraud in the mortgage industry, some question whether the law goes far enough to keep those accused of fraud out of the industry.

The stranger who moved in across the street from Nathaniel Cunningham in Waterloo, Iowa, last summer seemed like the perfect neighbor. On Monday, shortly after police cars pulled up to the house across the street, Cunningham learned authorities believed the man was a convicted felon who’d escape from a North Carolina prison and been on the run for 40 years.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent’s request for $27 million in county money to give district employees 3 percent raises is raising doubts among county commissioners, who say that’s asking county taxpayers to assume a state responsibility

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New Beginnings Church at 7027 Stillwell Road in Matthews treated the community to free gas on Good Friday as part of the congregation’s annual Easter celebration.

Leaders of four Charlotte-area charter schools say they won’t provide the same salary information that other public schools do, even though N.C. education officials say the law requires it.

Your media consoles, cables, controllers and remotes don’t have to be an eyesore. Storage is available in all shapes and sizes.

~ The Daily Edit, 04.19.14

Tom Sorensen: Most of us are not like LeBron James. ... Most of us are more like the Bobcats’ Chris Douglas-Roberts. At least, we’d like to be.

Keyshawn Woods is the All-Mecklenburg boys basketball player of the year. The girls top honor is split between Myers Park's Rydeiah Rogers and Providence Day’s Jatarie White.

The rain that postponed the game held off just long enough for the Knights to make it though their tribute to the Crockett family and the Charlotte O’s.

Story of alien who wants to become human (or so I concluded) sticks in the memory. Grade: B+

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