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Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have turned to secret cellphone surveillance to help investigate high-profile cases, including the murder of teacher Bianca Tanner and the "ski mask rapist" cases from the 1970s. But questions have arisen on whether police and prosecutors properly disclosed how they pursued suspects.

Residents lined the route of the funeral process from Lakeview Baptist Church north of Monroe to Lakeland Memorial Park for the burial.

Rep. Tim Moore of Kings Mountain was nominated Saturday by fellow Republicans as speaker of the N.C. House, putting him in line to be one of the three most powerful leaders in North Carolina.

Cheers and laughter erupted in the Mecklenburg County Courthouse atrium Saturday morning as parents and their newly adopted children celebrated being together in what they call “forever homes.”

Forecasters said areas to the south and east of Charlotte could be at risk of severe thunderstorms Sunday evening if a pocket of cool air across the region erodes.

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Once a week, volunteer scientists tease order from nature’s seeming chaos.

Thousands of workers turned to the North Carolina Department of Labor each year to collect the wages their bosses had promised.

Arthur Lee Givens was convicted in the fatal shooting of the brother-in-law of Columbia's mayor.

The Daily Edit 11.23.14

Several sources close to quarterback Cam Newton and with the Panthers believe the message is clear: Newton wants to lead a winner in Charlotte, and the team wants to keep him.

North Carolina’s Kennedy Meeks had 19 points and 12 rebounds to the lead the Tar Heels to a win over Davidson at TWC Arena.

Lance Stephenson, Marvin Williams and Brian Roberts have been OK so far; nothing horrible but also nothing great.

Charlotte won its final two games as it heads into Conference USA in 2015.

Western Carolina football coach Mark Speir took offense when an ESPN analyst said SEC teams playing FCS opponents this weekend was 'embarrassing.'

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