Some of the top cadaver dogs in the nation converged in Wilmington to test their noses against ground-penetrating radar that will guide the exhumation of unmarked graves in advance of a North Carolina highway project.

The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven.

A year after Gov. Pat McCrory created data-driven rankings to “take politics out of road building,” the governor has proposed borrowing $1billion for new highway construction, possibly for road projects that scored near the bottom of his new evaluation system.

Paranoia – not a heavy heart – apparently sent a Watauga County man on a frantic, sleepless trek to Arizona, where he confessed to a murder that happened 17 years ago, police said.

The city of Charlotte quietly has stopped paying Officer Randall Kerrick’s legal costs in the lawsuit filed by the family of a man Kerrick fatally shot last fall.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services confirmed six cases of enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, in the state.

Amelie’s French Bakery wants to expand into the south Charlotte market, according to a site plan for the Carmel Commons shopping center.

Despite cooler conditions which began spreading through the area Monday, meteorologists predict autumn will be warmer than usual, especially early.

Bank of America said it is investing $325,000 in the work of eight Charlotte nonprofits that help the needy find and maintain affordable housing.

Publix Super Markets plans to open its newest local grocery store Oct. 9 in Huntersville, the company said.

The Daily Edit: 9.23.2014

Fullback Mike Tolbert and running back Jonathan Stewart are both sidelined with leg injuries sustained during the Panthers’ 37-19 loss to Pittsburgh.

Fowler: The Panthers can’t turn Cam Newton into a pocket passer, not with this offensive line and this running game.

Roster flexibility also a factor entering training camp in Asheville.

NC State QB Jacoby Brissett has four games under his belt. He doesn’t know if that’s enough to get into game shape to face No. 1 Florida State.

So what makes East Carolina coach Ruffin McNeill happy? That would be the statements made by his team with each passing week.

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