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A man was killed just north of uptown Charlotte on Thursday after police say he walked into the path of a train.

A few clicks and a pledge through 'Celebrate My Drive' could earn Butler High School grant money and help promote safe driving habits in teens.

There is plenty of leaf color to see, and it’s centered this weekend around the 3,000-foot elevation. That means parts of the North Carolina foothills – and even sections of South Carolina’s upstate – will produce plenty of beauty this weekend.

To prepare for the opening, DOT officials say they will close the N.C. 73 overpass from 9 a.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday.

Twenty-one-year-old Marine Capt. Lawrence Snowden already disliked the Japanese when he landed on Iwo Jima with an invasion force on Feb. 19, 1945. The story of how that eventually changed is one he’ll tell Sunday in Kannapolis at an event sponsored by the nonprofit Japan Carolinas organization.

The lawsuit against Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall Kerrick, charged with the shooting of an unarmed man in September 2013, will go to trial a year from now.

McClatchy reported a net loss in the third quarter as the newspaper publisher continued to be hurt by a decline in print advertising.

Nucor on Thursday said third-quarter profits rose 66 percent from a year ago as the Charlotte-based steelmaker saw continued strong demand from the automotive sector.

Three states are continuing their legal fight against same-sex marriage, despite rulings from federal appeals courts that oversee those states that concluded gay and lesbian couples have the right to marry.

Wells Fargo’s retiring head of Eastern community banking told the Observer Thursday that a key task for her successor will be maintaining the company’s reputation with customers at a time when the public’s trust for banks is still recovering from the financial crisis.

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