The busiest travel day of the year began Wednesday morning with rain-slickened roads in the Charlotte region and an expected 30,000 people preparing to fly from Charlotte Douglas International Airport for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Police have arrested and charged a Gastonia woman in the death of her child in a bathtub.

Hundreds of people attended rallies in Charlotte on Tuesday protesting a grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in August.

A former Charlotte fire investigator said that the city fired her after she acted as a whistleblower, and she believes that someone associated with the fire department created a fake persona and email account in an effort to discredit her.

The accents were on gratitude and bridge building Tuesday night as about 1,200 people of various faiths gathered together to sing and pray to God and hear a parade of speakers counsel sensitivity to others’ needs at Mecklenburg Ministries’ 39th annual citywide interfaith Thanksgiving service.

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The Charlotte Hornets have lost 11 of 15 games this season, tying them for 12th among 15 Eastern Conference teams.

Amini Silatolu is the leading candidate to start at right tackle for the Panthers against the Vikings, marking the sixth different offensive line in as many games.

Two years after facing in Hawaii, UNC has flown over an ocean – a smaller part of it – to play Butler again, this time on Wednesday in the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas.

Stock up on holiday gifts with this Charlotte Observer event featuring more than 20 renowned authors, including Kathy Reichs, Lisa Leake and Jason Mott.

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