After suffering a stroke, Lake Norman triathlete Matt Broughton is meeting a bet to walk 360 feet each day to his newspaper box and back.

Federal agents have been talking to Charlotte and Mecklenburg officials as investigators follow up on public corruption charges facing former Mayor Patrick Cannon.

Thom Tillis is all business. Where other candidates emphasize personal stories or ideological purity, the U.S. Senate candidate is running on his resume, casting himself as a results-oriented executive who became House speaker and drove the state’s new Republican majority to implement a sweeping conservative agenda.

Opponents to same-sex marriage bans in the Carolinas opened a new legal front Thursday – highlighting the impact of the laws on military couples living in both states.

Cleveland County’s animal shelter will remove the gas chamber it uses to euthanize unwanted animals by the end of June, county commissioners board Chairman Jason Falls said this week. The decision echoes those in several area counties that still routinely used chambers.

The statewide 'No Need to Speed' campaign will run through Sunday.

An avalanche swept down a climbing route in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

The company, has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine and change its practices for renovating residential properties contaminated with lead paint.

Louis Rango has thought he'd make a good Mecklenburg sheriff for years.

The state's education leaders now say charter schools,  like other public schools,  must disclose...

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Bobcats owner Michael Jordan nailed it when he said Josh McRoberts was the key Bobcat this season.

Jabari Parker delivered the news that had been expected since before he arrived on campus: He is entering the NBA Draft.

Q&A: Matt Kenseth is second in the Sprint Cup Series standings. Yet something is missing in his second season with Joe Gibbs Racing – wins.

DeVoe, a senior Clemson recruit, is the Charlotte Observer’s All-Region boys player of the year.

“Transcendence” is a belabored science-fiction fantasy that looks good. Grade: C

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