Prosperity Church Road business owners surrounded by construction on Interstate 485 say they’ve lost revenue because of the traffic changes and will have to spend thousands in reprinting marketing materials to reflect a change of address.

Dollar General has offered to raise its bid for Family Dollar to $9.1 billion in a renewed effort to win over its Matthews-based competitor from a rival $8.5 billion deal with Dollar Tree.

Duke Energy and Charlotte-based Piedmont Natural Gas have picked Richmond-based Dominion to build and operate a 550-mile natural gas pipeline from West Virginia into Eastern North Carolina.

U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has received $962,000 since 2008 from employees and political action committees of industries that are under the jurisdiction of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, where she has served for a large portion of her first term in Congress.

A plan to disrupt homeless loitering by removing benches at The Square remains on hold, but community leaders are moving ahead with other solutions.

Three people were taken to the hospital after the wreck on Rocky River near Hood.

A woman told police she was attacked early Saturday on South College Street.

Another teen has been charged with felony death by motor vehicle after the one-car wreck on Sunday.

Denise Lockie of Charlotte alleges Staples fired her in part for taking extended leave because of PTSD related to the crash.

The department is training firefighters to administer the drug after an uptick in overdoses from heroin and other opiates.

North Carolina’s free dental clinics help thousands, but dentists say health reformers need to take a broader view.

~Daily Edit 9.2.2014

The youngest player on the Panthers’ roster faces the biggest challenge in Sunday’s season opener at Tampa Bay.

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton practiced Monday for the first time since cracking a rib against New England on Aug. 22.

UNC coach Larry Fedora said Marquise Williams is the team’s firm starter at quarterback

Both Kasey Kahne and his crew chief, Kenny Francis, hope Sunday night’s win presses a restart button of sorts on their season.

~Yard Art on Labor Day
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