The charter school on McAlpine Park Drive in southeast Charlotte is informing parents Thursday morning that the school will shut down at the end of the week, the school principal confirmed. No reason was immediately given for the closing.

Brazilian companies accused Dublin-based Fyffes of trying to “persuade Chiquita shareholders to believe in (a) mythical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.”

As House Democrats made a Hail Mary attempt to force a vote on laws to protect gays in the workplace, Rep. Robert Pittenger, a Charlotte Republican, continued to stand by comments he made earlier this month that businesses should be free to fire employees based on their sexual orientation.

Carolina Panthers embattled defensive end Greg Hardy has agreed to take a paid leave of absence rather than face a possible suspension from the NFL, a move that leaves the team without their Pro Bowl pass-rusher until at least November and possibly for the rest of the season.

Preliminary results from an autopsy conducted on Anna Smith indicate the Appalachian State University freshman committed suicide, the Boone Police Department said Wednesday.

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A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police detective says a Supreme Court ruling against warrantless cellphone searches has made investigations more difficult.

A Los Angeles-based investment group has bought the Aloft hotel at the EpiCentre in uptown Charlo...

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Fraud checks are inadequate and applications are flawed, among other problems. State official says the issues are “old news” because they’ve been addressed.

A new market and deli similar to Charlotte favorite Common Market is headed to West Morehead Stre...

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Editorial: We're on our way, thanks to NC lawmakers.

The Daily Edit: 09.18.2014

Steelers safety Mike Mitchell looked like the same physical guy Panthers fans remember on a hit on former teammate Steve Smith.

Charlotte’s new United Soccer Leagues Pro franchise – the Independence – was officially introduced Wednesday.

Last weekend's upset of then-No. 17 Virginia Tech marked the third straight win for the Pirates against ACC teams, all coming on the road.

Paul Simon opened his namesake men’s clothing store in 1975 and has developed a loyal Charlotte following.

Hurricane Hugo made landfall in the Carolinas 25 years ago, and we want to know your memories of the storm.

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