It’s long been a rite of high school students: staying up late to finish reading and other homework assignments for the next day’s class. But Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and experts now question how valuable it is to just pile on out-of-school assignments.

Technology giant Google said Thursday it won’t update Charlotte and other cities until next year on its plans to potentially install high-speed broadband networks in their areas.

N.C. House members expect to vote Friday on whether to recommend easing requirements for mortgage lenders – a move that proponents say would cut costs for the industry but critics say would dilute protections for borrowers.

Toys for 1-year-olds and children 9 to 12 are running low for the charity program, as it faces a second year of declines in donors adopting kids.

A city of Charlotte fire investigator is out of a job because of a Facebook post in the aftermath of the Ferguson, Mo., riots.

SLIDESHOW: More than 200 children and adults entered the Observer’s 13th annual Holiday Card Contest. See our daily winner, and some of the other submissions.

Family Dollar is set to hold a shareholder vote Tuesday in Charlotte that could determine the retailer’s fate.

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Birdsong Brewing Co. has purchased a new, larger building, giving the local craft brewer room to expand.

The restaurant littleSpoon opened in July, with a cafe-luxe decor and intriguing breakfast/lunch menus that were a little off the beaten path without getting crazy.

The Daily Edit 12.19.14

Cam Newton took the majority of the first-team reps Thursday and was listed as full participation on the official injury report.

Charlotte coach Steve Clifford never expected the Hornets to be great offensively this season. But he sounds surprised they aren’t better defensively.

A colorful second-half timeout speech from Mike Krzyzewski spurred the Blue Devils to get their collective act together and tough out a 66-56 win over UConn.

Lagging sponsorship sales have cost the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn its spot on the 2015 PGA Champions Tour schedule.

Charlotte's Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive the No. 6 Ford next season in the NASCAR Xfinity (formerly Nationwide) Series.

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