A year after a spectacular spill into the Dan River, Duke Energy’s North Carolina ash ponds are apparently still leaking more than 3 million gallons a day near rivers and lakes.

Charlotte firefighters battled a blaze Sunday afternoon in south Charlotte, close to Jay M. Robinson Middle School, said Fire Capt. Jackie Gilmore.

North Carolina has joined a growing list of states that have introduced legislation that would allow officials with a religious objection to refuse to participate in same-sex marriages.

Boone Police reported Saturday that an Appalachian State University student from Charlotte had died, bringing to eight the number of student deaths in the ASU community since classes began in August.

Those interested in Greg Hardy’s upcoming domestic abuse trial will soon be able to follow along from home.

Police said the suspect sped through a red light and was struck by another vehicle, killing two of his passengers.

Celebrity Roundup 02.01.15

Why Charlotte’s annual groundhog ceremony will have to be held in royal secrecy this year.

Professor Daniel Janies and his colleagues use new computing methods to create visualizations of viral flu traffic.

The Kitten Bowl II is on the Hallmark Channel, then comes the Puppy Bowl XI on Animal Planet.

The Daily Edit 02.01.15

Standing between Patriots QB Tom Brady and a fourth Super Bowl ring are the defending champion Seahawks, the league’s top defense – and its young QB Russell Wilson. Game on.

Snubbed by Pro Bowl voters again this season, Thomas Davis received a more personally significant honor Saturday night on the eve of the Super Bowl.

The No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic is a perfect 5-for-5 in Australian Open finals.

The Hornets followed a long and tiring practice Friday with one of their most dominant performances of the season on Saturday night.

Just when all seemed lost for Duke, the Blue Devils used a flurry of 3-pointers to stun unbeaten Virginia, 69-63.

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