After months of traffic delays, the new diverging diamond interchange at I-77's Exit 28 is open, but it awaits a finishing touch – a feature that could do for Cornelius what the Peachoid did for Gaffney, S.C. In January, the town will erect steel cables that will rise 42 feet to resemble two sails soaring over I-77.

Turkey was still cooling after Thanksgiving meals around Charlotte and Black Friday was technically hours away, but shoppers flocked to area malls and stores Thursday evening for an early start to holiday shopping.

Film production companies hoping to get a piece of North Carolina’s new grant program will face a long list of requirements and recommendations, according to new guidelines.

A Hickory man has been charged with attempted first degree murder after Catawba County officials said he shot another man in the face over an ongoing land dispute.

The State Board of Education will hold a meeting Monday to hear from both a supporter and a critic of the redesigned AP US History course that opponents charge is leftist and unpatriotic.

And state transportation officials urge drivers to stay focused, and put their phones away while driving.

For those of you who like to go all-out when it comes to finding the right Christmas tree, here’s a list of area cut-your-own farms.

Editorial: There are things in life that are simple. Garbage is one of them.

Nordstrom’s personal stylist manager shows you how to create four looks with a Little Black Dress.

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After sitting out the past six games with a high ankle sprain, Benwikere will return to his starting role against Minnesota this week.

The backup point guard was the Hornets' 'best player' on Wednesday, with a career-high 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting.

New lineup gets the message as Tar Heels respond with 78-56 victory.

One rookie won a championship. Another went toe-to-toe with some of NASCAR’s biggest stars. And a third finished among the top 10 in points.

We recognize the top players and coaches in high school volleyball, boys' soccer, cross country, tennis and golf.

"Penguins of Madagascar" is as "cute and cuddly" as ever, and often downright hilarious. Grade: B+

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