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Could this Charlotte-area teen be the next Ariana Grande?

You may not know of “Game Shakers” or its star, Madisyn Shipman. But Nickelodeon sitcoms have a history of paving the way to fame for their former stars, from Ariana Grande to Alanis Morissette – so it’s not out of the question that the 14-year-old Kings Mountain native might someday be a household name.

Theoden Janes

Hornets’ hosts kept their love a secret, until ...

Jacinda Jacobs and Derrick “Fly Ty” Jacobs were paired up by the Charlotte Hornets as arena hosts for home games in 2014, but could never have predicted how good a match it would turn out to be. Here’s the story of how the duo went from co-workers to being a married couple who say they’re on a mission from God.

Theoden Janes

I don’t care about sports, and you can’t make me

In many ways, I’m a stereotypical kind of guy. I listen to Howard Stern. I’d rather drink milk straight out of the carton, and I’d rather drink beer than milk. I’m “allergic” to most cleaning products. I think TV picture quality matters, a lot, and TV size matters even more. But I don’t care about sports, and you can’t make me.

Theoden Janes

Should Hornets guard be an All-Star... or a movie star?

In an effort to get him to the NBA All-Star Game, the Charlotte Hornets put guard Kemba Walker in a cowboy hat, a duster coat and a longhorn belt buckle and are now featuring him in a so-intentionally-bad-it’s-good marketing campaign that parodies Chuck Norris’s “Walker, Texas Ranger.”

Everyday Angels

Two StoneCrest angels offer comfort – and a ride to the hospital

I had dropped my wife off the Target store in StoneCrest to do some shopping. I parked the car and, after a while, I decided to go into the store to find her. As I stepped out of the car, I felt a wave rush over me and became totally disoriented. The next thing I knew, I was lying on the ground and hearing people asking if I was OK. I had passed out.

Videos

Fly Ty and Jacinda Jacobs on togetherness

Couple cherishes working together and serving together
David T. Foster III The Charlotte Observer
Fly Ty and Jacinda Jacobs on togetherness 1:41

Fly Ty and Jacinda Jacobs on togetherness

Marble the cat reunited with family 1:38

Marble the cat reunited with family

Theoden Janes tries out Blackbeard’s Revenge at Carowinds 2:03

Theoden Janes tries out Blackbeard’s Revenge at Carowinds

Kimberly Harris talks about son, Caleb's, heart 2:27

Kimberly Harris talks about son, Caleb's, heart