Author Stephanie Burt doesn’t “bust ghosts,” she uncovers histories. “Ghosts are really the link between the past and the present. When somebody has a ghost interaction, they get excited about what happened before. That history is real to them.”

In a game with first place on the line in what has been an ugly NFC South, the Carolina Panthers were the ugliest team on the field.

Mo Collins played offensive line on a national championship college football team at the University of Florida and started for the Oakland Raiders in the Super Bowl. But always, Collins was a West Charlotte Lion.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the state’s largest health insurer, said Thursday that about 42,000 customers around the state received insurance renewal letters with incorrect rates, some showing cost increases of more than 100 percent. The affected customers are on grandfathered Blue Advantage Plan A policies with $15 deductibles.

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor was sentenced Thursday in connection with a domestic violence conviction, according to multiple media reports.

A checkpoint on Park Road snared 10 DWI charges and a handful of other traffic infractions.

Charlotte trick-or-treaters may want to take a raincoat tonight, as forecasters say a steady rain and unseasonably cold temperatures are on their way.

When Arlene Ackerman would be hired as a superintendent in a new district, she would often dress ...

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Don King arrived in Charlotte in the 1970s and became one of the region’s early and most outspoken activists for the civil rights of gays and lesbians.

Especially for Halloween, I offer five foods that diners often tell me they fear, and a few Charlotte places that might just get you over it.

“Nightcrawler” is an utterly fascinating plunge into the ethical cesspool of freelance video journalism in the TMZ age. Grade: B+

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Greg Hardy’s Nov. 17 jury trial on domestic violence charges has been postponed until after the NFL season, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Point guard Kemba Walker officially signed $48 million extension Thursday that was agreed to Tuesday night.

Tony Stewart finished fourth last week at Martinsville Speedway. ... “Fourth never felt so good,” he said.

People in Caldwell County might debate which town is the true hometown of San Francisco Giants' World Series hero Madison Bumgarner. But they all love to claim him.

Myers Park, playing with a must-win attitude, got the first leg of its postseason drive accomplished.

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