Shareholders of Charlotte-based Chiquita Brands International spurned the company’s board of directors Friday, voting down a planned merger with Irish produce company Fyffes. At a brief shareholders meeting in Charlotte, Chiquita said it would continue negotiating with two Brazilian firms that have offered to buy the company.

Domestic violence costs North Carolina more than $300 million every year because of factors such as health care and criminal-justice expenses, according to a study commissioned by two domestic violence advocacy organizations.

Charlotte City Manager Ron Carlee strongly defended Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s secret surveillance of cellphones and other wireless devices, saying officers do not eavesdrop on conversations or store data from innocent people.

The backlash against the gay marriage court ruling picked up force this week with a leading legislator proposing to exempt government officials from attending to same-sex couples and protests in Raleigh on Thursday that religious liberty is under siege.

As Carol Folt arrived from the Ivy League, a cloud hung over UNC-Chapel Hill: The crisis that had enveloped academics and athletics for three years still carried unanswered questions – how did the bogus classes for athletes start, and why?

After previously touting his fight against expanding Medicaid, Thom Tillis now says NC should consider it.

Robert D. Raiford: With the flu season upon us and the specter of Ebola spreading, it is time to think seriously about banning shaking hands.

Bean, the vegan eatery on Independence Boulevard, has opened an all-vegan market in part of its r...

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Keanu Reeves wades through corpses in a movie with zero characterization. Grade: D

Gov. Pat McCrory hopes the expanded exhibit will attract more visitors to the zoo.

The Daily Edit: 10.24.14

Panthers cornerback Josh Norman worked out daily with Russell Wilson before the 2012 NFL draft, and he says he never bought the talk that Wilson was too small.

The Charlotte Hornets lost their final exhibition game 88-79 to the Indiana Pacers. They finished the preseason 3-5.

No. 18 East Carolina didn’t exactly put its best foot forward, but somehow managed to get past the Connecticut Huskies, 31-21, on Thursday night.

It was one year ago that Darrell Wallace Jr. left his mark on NASCAR history. Much has changed since his first Truck series victory.

Providence High senior running back Brian Mattar stands 5-foot-7, 155 pounds and proves that size isn’t everything.

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