African American women are 40 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women. Many researchers believe access to quality health care is part of the reason. But there is help in the Charlotte region for low-income women who need screening and other services.

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan late Wednesday was named chairman of the Charlotte-based bank, becoming the lender’s first chief executive to hold the post since Ken Lewis was stripped of the title five years ago.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools held back a larger percentage of third-grade students for not demonstrating reading proficiency than the state as a whole last year, according to a report presented to the state Board of Education on Thursday.

Not registered to vote in November? You still have a chance. And after this week’s federal court ruling, there are two ways.

The fight over who should run Charlotte’s airport is stalled, but the meter is still running: Lawyers’ bills for the city and the Charlotte Airport Commission have topped $1million.

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The changeover will include thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening, and the storms could pose a threat to high school football games.

A worker was seriously injured Thursday in a fall at a construction site.

Paul’s support is important to some voters who were hesitant to vote for Tillis.

Craft Tasting Room & Growler Shop is set to open Oct. 23 in South End, offering another craft bee...

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A British lingerie company has introduced a quartet of shades for women of color.

The Daily Edit: 10.02.14

Fowler: Steve Smith waited two days to commit an unnecessary roughness penalty against his old team.

Panthers QB Cam Newton made his most candid comments to date about his offseason ankle surgery.

Hornets center Al Jefferson says he feels insulted by the way opponents target him on defense.

Authorities in Orange County have dropped charges against a former UNC tutor who had been accused of misconduct in connection with the university’s football program in 2010, according to a report from WRAL in Raleigh.

Join The Charlotte Observer and PNC Bank to discuss the big business of college sports and whether college athletes deserve a paycheck.

NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin is in the Chase, but by no means does he consider his comeback from health issues and struggles on the track complete.

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