The Observer has named 10 Charlotte-region students as this year's All-Star Scholars. The program, now in its 62nd year, selects students based on their academic performance, citizenship, community service and extracurricular activities.
A North Carolina woman was arrested May 19 and charged with sexual battery after she made 'unwanted sexual advances' on a cable repairman during a service call. The victim told police the woman refused to stop, despite his resistance, police said.
Former NC Senator Eddie Goodall decided 13 years ago not to have prostate cancer surgery. Now the cancer has spread through his bones. He says he has no regrets but plenty of advice, as controversy over screening continues.
A black bear on the beach in the Outer Banks town of Duck on Thursday joined men-of-war, copperheads and sharks as the latest threat from the wild to beachgoers along the Carolinas coast. Keep your children and pets inside, Duck advised.
South Mecklenburg High will have extra security Friday because of fear generated by what the principal says are rumors of violence spurred by "an ill-advised hoax." Students have been disciplined, she says.
A woman called 911 from the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City to report that a car had driven into the dining room and injured people. During the call, she realized she knew driver Roger Self, who was struggling with mental illness, from her CrossFit gym.
A 1965 article in Esquire magazine, by the late journalist Tom Wolfe and about former driver Junior Johnson, gave NASCAR national exposure. It was a milestone for the sport, which at the time was hoping to break out of NC and the South.
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, is warning tourists ahead of the Memorial Day weekend to be on the lookout for Portuguese man-of-war and men-of-war. Several have been seen on the community's popular beaches.