After suffering a stroke, Lake Norman triathlete is meeting a bet to walk 360 feet each day to his newspaper box and back.

Federal agents have been talking to Charlotte and Mecklenburg officials as investigators follow up on public corruption charges facing former Mayor Patrick Cannon.

Meg McElwain has blogged on the Observer’s website about her son Mitchell’s lifetime fight with leukemia. Diagnosed at 3 months old, and suffering a relapse in February at age 2, Mitchell died April 13. MomsCharlotte’s site administrator Mandy Ravin shares her gratitude.

Thom Tillis is all business. Where other candidates emphasize personal stories or ideological purity, the U.S. Senate candidate is running on his resume, casting himself as a results-oriented executive who became House speaker and drove the state’s new Republican majority to implement a sweeping conservative agenda.

Cleveland County’s animal shelter will remove the gas chamber it uses to euthanize unwanted animals by the end of June, county commissioners board Chairman Jason Falls said this week. The decision echoes those in several area counties that still routinely used chambers.

The company, has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine and change its practices for renovating residential properties contaminated with lead paint.

Astronomers have discovered a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

If you've been wondering what's up with the surge in apartment complex construction in Charlotte,...

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Submit photos of your best blooms -- flowers, trees, shrubs, vegetable gardens. And vote for your favorite, too. Winners receive a $75 gift card.

People who transforming castoff stuff say ‘hipsters’ are among their best customers.

~ The Daily Edit 04.18.14

Bobcats owner Michael Jordan nailed it when he said Josh McRoberts was the key Bobcat this season.

After much anticipation, Jabari Parker made an announcement delivering the news that had been expected since before he arrived on campus: He is entering the NBA Draft.

Q&A: Matt Kenseth is second in the Sprint Cup Series standings. Yet something is missing in his second season with Joe Gibbs Racing – wins.

Shelby’s Gabe DeVoe, a senior Clemson recruit, is the Charlotte Observer’s All-Region boys player of the year.

“Transcendence” is a belabored science-fiction fantasy that looks good. Grade: C

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