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. Our first winner is Elicia Kim, 7, of Charlotte.

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.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.

Police said Wednesday morning that Carlos Delcid, 20, was taken into custody late Tuesday night. He has been charged with first-degree burglary, police said.

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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.

Roy Tittle was a beloved Santa Claus at Woolworth's and later Blackhawk Hardware.

The Daily Edit: 12.18.14

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

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It's not often a team will so kindly gift-wrap a victory. Then, Wednesday, the Hornets said no thanks in the fourth quarter.

With arena upgrades, Adam Silver says it is "just a matter of what year" the Queen City will land the event.

Charlotte Knights CEO says costs in some areas of stadium to go up $1.

Less than two weeks ago, Lake Norman High quarterback Josh Ladowski thought his high school football days were over.

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