It’s long been a rite of high school students: staying up late to finish reading and other homework assignments for the next day’s class.

Technology giant Google said Thursday it won’t update Charlotte and other cities until next year on its plans to potentially install high-speed broadband networks in their areas.

N.C. House members expect to vote Friday on whether to recommend easing requirements for mortgage lenders – a move that proponents say would cut costs for the industry but critics say would dilute protections for borrowers.

Toys for 1-year-olds and children 9 to 12 are running low for the charity program, as it faces a second year of declines in donors adopting kids.

A city of Charlotte fire investigator is out of a job because of a Facebook post in the aftermath of the Ferguson, Mo., riots.

SLIDESHOW: More than 200 children and adults entered the Observer’s 13th annual Holiday Card Contest. See our daily winner, and some of the other submissions.

Family Dollar is set to hold a shareholder vote Tuesday in Charlotte that could determine the retailer’s fate.

Welcome to the Sip edition of Sip + Play where we feature adult beverages. Today we have Tracie N...

Sip + Play

Four people are charged after police found the drugs in a trailer the suspects were hauling through Cleveland County.

Birdsong Brewing Co. has purchased a new, larger building, giving the local craft brewer room to expand.

The Daily Edit 12.19.14

Cam Newton took the majority of the first-team reps Thursday and was listed as full participation on the official injury report.

Lagging sponsorship sales have cost the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn its spot on the 2015 PGA Champions Tour schedule.

Roush Fenway Racing confirmed Thursday that Charlotte's Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive the No. 6 Ford next season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (formerly Nationwide Series).

Below are Week 16 fantasy football rankings based on potential performance in this week's games f...

Fantasy Football Insider

There's an emotionally stunted kid in every high school who thinks about calling in a bomb threat...

State of the Art
Your 2 Cents
Share your opinion with our Partners
Learn More

The Market »

NASDAQ 4644.31
4,697.09 (0.17695760042372)
NYSE 10603.50
10,692.38 (0.089497321851493)
S&P 2012.89
2,018.98 (0.15821786963727)
CharlotteObserver.com