Facing stiff competition in Charlotte from AT&T and possibly Google, Time Warner Cable said Thursday that it plans to bring faster Internet speeds and enhanced TV service to Charlotte and seven other metro areas.

Amid reports that efforts are underway to evacuate Americans with the Ebola virus back to the United States for treatment, the condition of Charlotte missionary Nancy Writebol has worsened.

A YMCA Charlotte program that helps Charlotte-Mecklenburg students with reading skills has been recognized as one of the most effective summer education programs in the country.

Thousands of shoppers turned out for opening day for Charlotte Premium Outlets, the city’s first new mall in almost 10 years.

North Carolina’s film industry would be “significantly underfunded” under the new state budget, according to the Motion Picture Association of America.

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Three new stores - a barber shop, clothing boutique and salon - are opening soon in the Rosedale ...

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Lake Norman area families hosted 10 children this summer from the war-torn country.

The Bacon Brothers are rolling through Charlotte on Monday as part of a short summer tour.

Marvel adds humor, takes no chances with the outer-space formula.

Got a funny lookin’ tomato? Zany zucchini? You could win a $25 gift card by entering the Observer’s oddball vegetable gardening contest.

~ The Daily Edit 07.31.14

Panthers center Ryan Kalil has taken on added leadership and responsibility for 2014.

Scott Fowler: If you have come to Panthers' training camp, you know cornerback Antoine Cason.

Justin Hardin: Building a a consistent winner at Providence starts with changing the team’s culture.

Key storylines: Tar Heels QB competition and development of the offensive line.

Keep an eye on Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Ricky Lambert.

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