An autopsy will be performed Monday on Anna Smith, an Appalachian State University freshman who apparently committed suicide, the Rev. Dana McKim, a spokesman for the family, said Sunday.

When Charlotte was planning to build its streetcar line last decade, one touted benefit was cost savings.

Despite modest rate hikes for workplace health insurance, employees are seeing out-of-pocket costs rise, new study shows.

The girl was shot in the hand, and her injuries were not life-threatening, police said. Investigators said Heather Nicole Davenport, 27, faces a charge of failure to properly secure a weapon.

No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting, and police didn’t have a description of the suspect.

Columnist Josh Shaffer survives a 5K run at an NC nudist resort, an event that draws unclothed athletes from as far as Pennsylvania.

Celebrity Roundup 09.14.14

The beautiful but beleaguered monarch butterflies are migrating south; here’s what you can do now to make sure they’ll survive to return next spring.

Here's our annual guide to working, playing, eating and shopping in the Charlotte region.

~Daily Edit 09.15.14

Opportunity knocked. And Brad Keselowski burst through the door at Chicagoland Speedway.

~NFL Cheerleaders 09.14

Duke was able to throttle Kansas 41-3 without a big game from Jamison Crowder as another offensive star, Shaun Wilson, emerged.

Two weeks out from training camp, Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford addresses his roster in an Observer Q&A.

Told he had a 30- to 50-percent chance of survival, Parkwood High's Andy Giarla is able to return to the game he loves.

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