Parties aplenty are lined up in Charlotte. But if you want to skip the sequins and avoid cover charges, here are five suggestions for a social but possibly less stressful evening out on the tout.

Charlotte-area retailers on Friday said they were wrapping up a strong holiday shopping season, as stores around the country are expected to enjoy the biggest annual jump in sales in three years.

Charlotte City Council at-large member David Howard has formed a committee to raise campaign money as he mulls a run for mayor next year.

Gas prices have fallen below $2 in some spots in South Carolina, and AAA Carolinas expects prices to continue dropping in a treat for holiday travelers.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating a fatal shooting Friday that stemmed from a family argument in the 6900 block of Carmel Road.

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The available, hourly spaces come at a higher cost than the cheaper, long term spots that started filling up last week, officials said Friday.

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Listen to Mark Wahlberg utter words like “apotheosis” without guffawing, and he’s already won his riskiest bet in “The Gambler” – playing a literature professor. Grade: B-

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The Oklahoma City Thunder built a 27-point lead in the first three quarters to cruise to a 98-75 win Friday over the Charlotte Hornets.

NC State wanted a nice bowl win to cap off a turnaround season.The Wolfpack got that win Friday, stopping Central Florida 34-27.

The Tar Heels provided a confounding, no-show performance in a 40-21 defeat to Rutgers in the Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit.

Usually, you can look back at the most recent matchup and draw conclusions on the next game. But not with Sunday's win-or-go-home game between the Falcons and the Panthers.

Charlotte’s premier high school basketball tournament returns this year with another name change but a similar focus – to bring big-time basketball to town.

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