Taylor Batten

Taylor Batten

Scalia’s ghost hovers over RNC

Republicans appeared to pursue a subtle but deliberate strategy at their convention this week: Parry one of Democrats’ favorite weapons back against them by making the Supreme Court one of the major issues in this fall’s presidential campaign.

Opinion

Donald Trump, Rose Hamid and how to keep America safe

On a day when Republican National Convention speakers focused on “Making America Safe Again,” a Charlotte woman – and the reaction to her – illustrated the choice the country faces in working through violent and unsettling times: We can uphold our values or we can betray them.

Taylor Batten

Gov race starts with a flurry

If Pat McCrory hadn’t fully realized what a heavyweight bout he is in, he does now after Roy Cooper delivered a series of hooks and uppercuts in the first round of their championship fight in Charlotte on Friday.

Videos

Scenes from Daytona Saturday

NASCAR drivers and fans returned to Daytona International Speedway on Saturday for the last practice, attempt to get autographs and watch the Xfinity series race. Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer
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Scenes from Daytona Saturday 1:42

Scenes from Daytona Saturday

Erica Parsons Funeral 1:46

Erica Parsons Funeral

Erica Parsons Funeral 1:23

Erica Parsons Funeral

Providence Day girls win 8th straight state title 1:25

Providence Day girls win 8th straight state title