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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Charlotte’s former mayor, has dealt with plane crashes, a train explosion and a crisis with America’s biggest car-maker in his first 15 months on the job.
A fire that broke out on a moving sidewalk in a Charlotte Douglas International Airport concourse early Saturday afternoon is under control, authorities said.
Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, who is seeking a second six-year term, voted for the Senate bill, which died in the House. Thom Tillis, her Republican opponent, said it would have provided legal status that amounts to amnesty.

Hired in an administrative role at her alma mater, UNC-Chapel Hill, Deborah Crowder masterminded an 18-year bogus class scheme that was laid out in breathtaking detail this week.

A proposed Love’s truck stop moved closer to opening near Interstate 40 Exit 154 in Statesville, after an Iredell County judge ruled against an appeal filed by the project’s opponents.

Judicial campaigns, technically non-partisan, have become steeped in politics as lawsuits challenging laws and policies adopted by the legislature make their way through the courts.

Local law enforcement was called to Charlotte Douglas International to meet US Airways Flight 744 when the flight from Dallas-Fort Worth landed safely at 5:30 p.m.

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