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From Bearden Park's Birthday Bash to Matthews Alive, the information you need if you're staying in Charlotte this holiday weekend and want some entertainment.

A 9-year-old Arizona girl’s accidental killing of her firearms instructor this week reignited the national debate over guns, but with an unusual focus: children using fully automatic rifles.

Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis tells top state highway officials that the town will pay for overtime, night and weekend work

Search warrants unsealed on Friday sharpened the focus on the apartment where popular Newton-Conover high school counselor Margaret “Maggie” Daniels was killed on June 28.

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was arrested and charged in Union County Thursday night after an alleged domestic dispute involving a female, the department said Friday.

Toppman: Italian drama about a world traveler’s introspection has satisfying style but needed to be longer. Grade: B-

Your garden can do double-duty this fall if you use an array of leafy greens that can serve as produce as well as foliage.

Rev. Clifford Jones Sr. is a candidate to lead the National Baptist Convention, the largest African-American religious organization.

Charlotte transplant Carrie Marshall is among the five songwriters featured at Matthews Alive's S...

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The Daily Edit: 8.29.2014

Sunday's newspaper will have a 40-page special section previewing the Carolina Panthers' 2014 season. Get a sneak peek of the NFL division-by-division preview online now.

NASCAR rules that if Stewart wins either of the next two Cup races, he will be granted a waiver and entered into the Chase.

The Panthers’ projected starting secondary has a combined 22 years of experience, but just seven plays as a unit.

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Appalachian State will play again Saturday at Michigan, in the same stadium in which it opened the 2007 season with a stunning 34-32 upset.

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