North Carolina officials want to close the gap with South Carolina and other states that offer larger incentive packages and lower tax rates to lure companies – sometimes causing Charlotte to miss out on hundreds of jobs.

Operation Victory Block Leave, also called Operation Exodus, welcomed 3,700 Army troops to Charlotte Douglas International Airport during the USO’s annual event.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police charged the driver of a car in a hit-and-run wreck that killed a passenger on a moped Friday night.

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan on Friday defended the Charlotte bank’s decision earlier this year to give him the chairman’s title, saying the lender’s board was following best practices for corporate governance.

Takeshia Reed-Davis of Charlotte gushes when she talks about her children. She can’t help it. Their hugs and smiles keep her going day-to-day. But, medical challenges and a devastating fire have tried taking those smiles away.

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Authorities say an armed man walked up to the officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire.

I'm still recuperating from an outing with the Charlotte Bourbon Club at the Maker's Mark dinner ...

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The Daily Edit 12.21.2014

Cleveland’s Johnny Manziel faces Carolina’s Cam Newton on Sunday in the first meeting between the two former Heisman winners.

Days after coach Roy Williams talked about getting mean – or meaner, at least – the Tar Heels responded with a 82-74 win against No. 12 Ohio State.

The Hornets took advantage of 25 turnovers by the 76ers for an uncommonly comfortable 109-91 win.

It’s impossible to talk about “Annie” without admitting up front when you first experienced John Huston’s 1982 film. Grade: D+

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