The North Carolina race has already seen the most spending of any in the country. Polls show the pair essentially tied in a battle that could decide control of the U.S. Senate.

On Friday around 4 p.m. Deqwon Mykel Blackmon escaped from deputies outside Lancaster’s jail. Eight hours later, he posted on Facebook.

Millions of workers are struggling on this Labor Day to keep pace with a fluid job market where the skills companies require sometimes change faster than workers can retrain. Eric Bussey is one of them.

A Mecklenburg County commissioner says a flier published by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools about the impact of a sales tax increase is improper politicking.

David Snepp knows that sooner or later thousands of Americans will be coming home from the war in Afghanistan. But he worries about the thousands of Afghans who won’t be able to go home themselves.

Make-A-Wish helps Eli Shenise, 12, diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma, get his wish.

If meteorologists’ long-range forecasts pan out, the changing of the leaves could come later than usual this fall and without some of the flair we’ve come to expect.

Matthews Alive Festival

Studying human decomposition leads students and professionals to a mountain slope at Western Carolina.

The Daily Edit: 9.01.2014

Kasey Kahne took advantage of NASCAR’s new win-and-you’re-in Chase format, passing Matt Kenseth during a second two-lap overtime to win Sunday’s Oral-B 500 in Atlanta.

Ronde Barber isn’t ready to say new coach Lovie Smith will return the Bucs to the playoffs, but the returning a sense of normalcy is a good start.

N.C. State win, big defensive play at end, makes it all worthwhile for Pack safety Jarvis Byrd, who is back after three ACL injuries.

Marquise Williams and Mitch Trubisky split time on Saturday, and the rotation is likely to continue until there’s separation.

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