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They call her the Christmas Angel.
Whether it was at the North Carolina coast or Mountain Island Lake, 16-year-old Matthew Logan Perry’s face lit up when he reeled in a fish.
The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it will regulate coal ash as solid waste, turning aside green advocates’ urging that it be likened to hazardous waste.

The NC Supreme Court issued a long awaited ruling on 2011 redistricting of legislative and congressional districts.

For the third time in less than a week, Charlotte-Mecklenburg School officials have increased security at a local high school and are investigating whether threats to commit an act of violence on campus were made through social media.

A Charlotte attorney has begun serving a 10-year prison sentence for her role in the sprawling federal mortgage-fraud conspiracy known as Operation Wax House.

Expanding the federal Medicaid program in North Carolina would create 43,314 jobs in the state by 2020, including more than 4,000 jobs in Mecklenburg County, according to a study issued Thursday.

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