North Carolina taxpayers could spend more than $10 billion by 2022 to provide medical care for low-income residents of other states while getting nothing in return, a McClatchy Newspapers analysis shows.

U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and her Republican challenger, NC House Speaker Thom Tillis, face off for the first time Wednesday night.

After years of working to prepare at-risk children for college, the leaders of Kennedy Charter in Charlotte are trying a new approach – moving the school onto the campus of Johnson C. Smith University.

Another American missionary has contracted the often-deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, according to SIM USA, the Charlotte-based charity that sponsors the doctor’s work in Liberia.

A judge has declared two Robeson County brothers innocent of a brutal rape and murder for which they have spent 30 years in prison. The packed courtroom erupted in applause and tears after Superior Court Judge Doug Sasser ordered them freed.

Kellogg Co. will begin laying off employees at its bakery east of uptown in November.

Employers treat many laborers as independent contractors -- a tactic that costs taxpayers billions of dollars each year.

You can still find Pete Politis, 83, meeting and greeting customers at Skyland Restaurant, one of 10 Charlotte eateries he founded.

Charlotte’s United Way is looking to raise just $200,000 more than in 2013.

~Daily Edit 9.2.2014

Panthers coach Ron Rivera has gone further toward marrying a gambling mentality on fourth down with analytics that will help his decision-making.

The Panthers signed wideout Stephen Hill to their practice squad Tuesday, a day after they worked out the former second-round pick.

Charlotte Hornets rookie Noah Vonleh had successful surgery Tuesday to treat a sports hernia and will miss the next six to eight weeks.

Des Lawrence, Donnie Miles, M.J. Stewart and Brian Walker have been back with the North Carolina football team since Saturday night.

If you think fried chicken is purely Southern, think again. The crispy goodness of this great finger food extends well beyond any single region.

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