A woman named in an FBI search warrant last week confirmed on Thursday that she is the unnamed campaign aide referenced in an affidavit outlining charges against former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon.

Meg McElwain has blogged on the Observer’s website MomsCharlotte.com 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.

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

BB&T said Thursday that it earned $501million in the first quarter, up 139 percent from the same period a year ago.

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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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.

This might not be how Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson planned it, but playing the Miami Heat suits him just fine.

Bubba Watson won’t be playing at Quail Hollow in May, according to a tweet from his verified Twitter account.

Aaron Murray points to his SEC success when explaining why NFL teams should take a chance on him despite an ACL tear.

Whole Foods is inviting local producers to bring their wares for a shot to get on the shelves at the new Lake Norman store.

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