The century-old green canopy that graces Charlotte’s oldest neighborhoods is tottering, changing the fabric of an urban forest that can turn hazardous when trees fall.

A 14-year-old boy playing with a gun accidentally shot himself Saturday afternoon in Fred Alexander Park, off McAllister Drive and Beatties Ford Road in Charlotte.

Legislators have ended longevity bonuses for teachers but kept it for many other state employees, including their own. One veteran teacher, who is retiring, says the action was “a slap in the face.”

The General Assembly reconvenes Wednesday following a two-week hiatus from opening-day ceremonies to get down to passing legislation for the next two years.

At the ShopTalk small business conference, Charlotte-area business leaders advise aspiring entrepreneurs to be flexible, knowledgeable, persistent and thoughtful.

At a protest in Myers Park, an advocacy group demanded that the grocery chain stop customers from openly carrying guns in its stores.

Jack Dillard documents the many ways people decorate one of Charlotte's most distinctive characters.

If you haven’t visited Orlando in a year or more, you’re in for a treat. Here’s what’s happening.

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Twenty-eight of Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski's 999 wins have come in Charlotte.

With four UNC players in suits, the Tar Heels were shorthanded during a closer-than-expected 78-74 win against the Seminoles.

The victory made the Charlotte Hornets 19-26, while the New York Knicks fell to 8-37.

Tom Sorensen: Fans remember Fred Lorenzen as one of NASCAR's best drivers. His children, though, are still learning about the legend.

Davidson out-scored George Mason 15-8 in overtime for an 80-73 win on Saturday.

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