For those of you who like to go all-out when it comes to finding the right Christmas tree, here’s a list of area cut-your-own farms. If you’re looking for a grander journey, there's also info on tree farms across the Carolinas.

Turkey was still cooling after Thanksgiving meals around Charlotte and Black Friday was technically hours away, but shoppers flocked to area malls and stores Thursday evening for an early start to holiday shopping.

A Hickory man has been charged with attempted first degree murder after Catawba County officials said he shot another man in the face over an ongoing land dispute.

The State Board of Education will hold a meeting Monday to hear from both a supporter and a critic of the redesigned AP US History course that opponents charge is leftist and unpatriotic.

Cornelius is paying to erect steel cables that will rise 42 feet to resemble two sails soaring over I-77 at Exit 28.

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All around the Charlotte area, merchants push their promotions for Small Business Saturday.

Editorial: There are things in life that are simple. Garbage is one of them.

Nordstrom’s personal stylist manager shows you how to create four looks with a Little Black Dress.

"Penguins of Madagascar" is as "cute and cuddly" as ever, and often downright hilarious. Grade: B+

~Daily Edit 11.28.2014

After sitting out the past six games with a high ankle sprain, Benwikere will return to his starting role against Minnesota this week.

Backup point guard Brian Roberts was the Hornets 'best player' on Wednesday, when he made his first six shots against the Trail Blazers. He ended up with a career-high 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting.

The Observer recognizes the top players and coaches in high school volleyball, boys' soccer, cross country, tennis and golf.

Check out these 5 places to sample a mezcal cocktail.

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