Slideshow: There was a severe outbreak of travel envy as we poured over the hundreds of photos submitted for our annual reader photo competition. It takes an eye for artistry to frame a moment and convey a feeling – and the photos displayed here are stunning.

More than 1,000 reports of child abuse and neglect pour into Mecklenburg County DSS each month, often involving corporal punishment. The practice has come under scrutiny this week with the indictment of NFL running back Adrian Peterson.

A pang of conscience drove a Western North Carolina man across the country and into prison for the next decade.

Festival in the Park started as a small thing in a small city in a small way. Now, five decades later, it’s a big deal in a big town and – weather permitting – about 150,000 people may partake of it this weekend.

Cigarette smoking by N.C. middle school and high school students has slightly dropped the past two years, but use of other tobacco products – including electronic cigarettes – has grown at a pace alarming to Mecklenburg County’s health director.

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Congressional Black Caucus members will travel to N.C. and other states as part of a new drive to get African Americans out to vote in the Nov. 4 election.

Sandra Hill, mom of the Carolina Panthers running back, lost her battle with breast cancer in May.

Eucharistic procession in Charlotte Saturday

In open-plan layouts, the dining area often suffers. But there's always room for a table.

Kevin Smith’s comic horror movie relies on a strong central performance but has an unfinished feel.

~ The Daily Edit 09.20.14

While Jerricho Cotchery already has made an impression on several of the Panthers’ first-year players, he’s also shown he can still play.

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Kelvin Hopkins rushes for TDs of one, 6 and 10 yards to lead unbeaten Independence past Hough.

East Carolina plays UNC on Saturday, and Pirates football fans haven't been this excited about a home game since, well, maybe forever.

The 49ers have 12 former walk-ons on scholarship – including three starters and two key special-teams players.

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