Greg Brannon repeatedly challenged House Speaker Thom Tillis’ conservative credentials Tuesday while Tillis saved his punches for Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in the first debate of the Republican U.S. Senate primary.

Those arrested include Donnie Allen Wooten, owner of Smokey’s BBQ Restaurant in Dallas, police said.

More than a dozen school district employees, students and residents asked the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School board to support Superintendent Heath Morrison’s proposed 2014-15 budget during a public hearing Tuesday night.

Excavating coal ash from all 14 Duke Energy sites in North Carolina could cost $10 billion. Critics want the Charlotte electric utility to pay the bill for moving 102 million tons of ash into lined landfills.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office Tuesday issued a subpoena to Mecklenburg County’s government, seeking records related to former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, County Attorney Marvin Bethune said.

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Two rare wolf pups born this month at a South Carolina wildlife refuge are so popular with biologists that they’ve been named after comedian Stephen Colbert and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

Join The Charlotte Observer and PNC Bank on May 5 for an evening with top education experts to discuss the state of teaching in North Carolina.

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Cam Newton talks about Steve Smith's release, the status of his ankle and his role as offseason workouts begin.

And Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will have to do it without fouling.

Big names will still compete in Charlotte but not those among the top eight of world golf rankings.

Duke and Syracuse will meet twice again next season, all part of the ACC’s imbalanced regular season schedule.

Where to find farm-fresh fruit and veggies in the Charlotte region.

NC Dance Theatre pairs its first piece by Czech great Jiri Kylian with Dwight Rhoden’s 'Othello.'

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