Greg Brannon repeatedly challenged House Speaker Thom Tillis’ conservative credentials Tuesday while Tillis saved his punches for Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in the first debate of the Republican U.S. Senate primary.

Those arrested include Donnie Allen Wooten, owner of Smokey’s BBQ Restaurant in Dallas, police said.

More than a dozen school district employees, students and residents asked the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School board to support Superintendent Heath Morrison’s proposed 2014-15 budget.

Excavating coal ash from all 14 Duke Energy sites in North Carolina could cost $10 billion. Critics want the Charlotte electric utility to pay the bill for moving 102 million tons of ash into lined landfills.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office Tuesday issued a subpoena to Mecklenburg County’s government, seeking records related to former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, County Attorney Marvin Bethune said.

The Observer has opened access to its e-Edition, phone and tablet apps today because of the delay in delivering the printed newspaper.

Two rare wolf pups born this month at a South Carolina wildlife refuge are so popular with biologists that they’ve been named after comedian Stephen Colbert and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

Upload as many throwback photos as you like for a chance to win a $25 gift card.

Join The Charlotte Observer and PNC Bank on May 5 for an evening with top education experts to discuss the state of teaching in North Carolina.

The deadline this week is extended to Thursday.

~ The Daily Edit 04.23.14

"I feel like every hour it’s getting better and better,” the Bobcats center said of his Plantar Fascia injury.

Cam Newton talks about Steve Smith's release, the status of his ankle and his role as offseason workouts begin.

Duke and Syracuse will meet twice again next season, all part of the ACC’s imbalanced regular season schedule.

Where to find farm-fresh fruit and veggies in the Charlotte region.

The deal that will make available to Amazon Prime members some classic TV like 'The Sopranos' and 'The Wire.'

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