The new report from Kenneth Wainstein describes a group of academic and athletic officials who knew about athletes getting better grades in classes that only required papers, yet taking little or no action.

Read the full investigative report (.pdf)

Less than three years after Chiquita Brands International announced with much fanfare that it would move to Charlotte, the banana giant’s future is set to be decided Friday as shareholders vote on whether to merge with an Irish produce company. It’s still unclear whether shareholders will vote for an all-stock merger with Dublin-based Fyffes or break up the deal in favor of a competing all-cash offer from two Brazilian firms.

In the seven months since Dan Clodfelter was appointed Charlotte’s mayor, the former state senator has taken a light approach at the Government Center.

The Charlotte attorney for Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is preparing for Hardy’s jury trial on domestic violence charges to begin as scheduled next month during the Panthers’ bye week.

The FBI is now investigating embezzlement claims at a Huntersville private school, the agency’s Charlotte office said Wednesday.

Violent crime is on the decline in Mecklenburg County, and police say efforts like a recent crackdown on prostitution are a reason why.

A gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament. The gunman was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms.

With the state’s U.S. Senate race continuing to tighten, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan briefly stumped for GOP Senate candidate Thom Tillis at Wingate University.

Editorial: The sales tax referendum isn’t perfect, but it’s what we have in front of us. It’s what our educators need.

The Daily Edit: 10.23.2014

At 3-3-1 and with the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks coming to town, Cam Newton said his team can’t afford to press.

UNC's football program had become so dependent on Deborah Crowder and her use of classes to keep players academically eligible that her retirement in 2009 caused a panic among academic counselors.

Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Gerald Henderson won’t be available for Thursday’s exhibition against the Indiana Pacers.

A look back at some of our favorites from the annual Opera Carolina gala, which celebrates its 10th anniversary Saturday.

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