When offered the opportunity to play "Taps" at NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600, Staff Sgt. Nicole Daley didn't hesitate. After 23 years of playing the trumpet and seven as an Army bugler, Daley performed a "super humbling" final salute Sunday.
Two men were arrested and charged with murder after one person was killed and two others were shot at two Gastonia gas stations. One victim, a clerk, was shot several times and was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
Country Music Hall of Famer Willie Nelson came to Charlotte's PNC Music Pavilion on Saturday night specifically to headline his Outlaw Music Festival, then left without ever playing or singing a single note.
Researchers have located two 12-foot great white sharks off the coast of Georgia prior to the Memorial Day weekend. The largest of the two is 12-feet, 5 inches and weighs nearly 1,700 pounds, says OCEARCH.
Cousin recalls man who died after falling 19 floors from construction elevator in uptown Charlotte, at the Legacy Union office tower under construction on South Tryon Street, being developed by Lincoln Harris..
An off-duty Iredell County sheriff's deputy was bowling when his pistol accidentally discharged at George Pappas' Victory Lanes in Mooresville, grazing a child with shrapnel, the sheriff's office said.
In 2016-17, every town in the Charlotte metropolitan area, including Fort Mill, Waxhaw, Tega Cay, Belmont, Harrisburg, Concord, Indian Trail and Kannapolis, saw an increase in population. But in fast-growing areas, there's tension between residential and commercial development.
Construction workers in Rock Hill, South Carolina, were demolishing a walkway on May 24, 2018 when they found the sidewalk was made from tombstones. The workers said they wanted to "do the right thing" and make sure the stones were not stolen from families, especially before Memorial Day because several of the names on the stones were of military veterans.
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.