Chilly conditions and light rain are expected for parts or all of Monday and Tuesday in the Charlotte area, and that will be followed on Christmas Eve by heavier rain and a chance of thunderstorms.

A Charlotte firefighter was hospitalized Sunday after, officials said, the ladder truck he was driving overturned – the second time an engine from the same fire company was damaged in a crash this year.

He’s traveled from Tripoli to Tokyo, from Doha to Delhi. He’s met with ambassadors, foreign secretaries, prime ministers and presidents.

Dorothy and Darryl O’Leary own an attractive two-story home in a tidy north Charlotte neighborhood. But look more closely and you’ll see a husband and wife struggling to hold their dreams together.

The wreck was reported about 6:45 a.m. on southbound I-77 near the Tyvola Road interchange.

Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were gunned down at close range in their patrol car in Brooklyn on Saturday.

Meteorologists are calling for a Carolinas winter with occasional bouts of very cold temperatures and a likelihood of several storm systems.

Celebrity Roundup 12.21.14

The yard of the Fuller family in Clayton is featured in the season finale of 'The Great Christmas Light Fight.'

Photos: More than 200 people entered cards. Here's a winning one from Jacob Church, 15, and a few more entries.

The Daily Edit 12.22.14

~Cheerleaders 12.21.14

Jimmy Black, the point guard on the Tar Heels’ 1982 national championship squad, hears himself channeling Dean Smith when admonishing his own boys.

Luke DeCock: It’s not the set of bowls that anyone expected for Duke, UNC, NC State and ECU. ... It may end up being more entertaining this way.

All 10 Duke wins have come by double digits – the first season in Blue Devils’ history that has ever started in such dominant fashion.

Duke lab helped analyze 45 bird genomes, published for the first time this month in 28 scientific journals.

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