A promotion at Build-A-Bear stores in Charlotte Thursday morning turned out to be much more popular than planned, drawing lines of hundreds of customers in a Black Friday-like frenzy at Carolina Place Mall and Concord Mills.
An Aldi store in Charlotte at the corner of Rama and Idlewild/Monroe roads will open in 2019. A new Aldi store in Huntersville — at 14126 S. Statesville Road, near the Gilead Road intersection — will open this fall.
Bank of America said it made $6.8 billion in profit in the second quarter, up 33 percent from the same period last year, as the Charlotte, N.C.-based company continues to get a lift from corporate tax cuts.
In a speech marking the 100th birthday of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, former U.S. President Barack Obama will urge youth around the world to work for human rights and fair societies, highlighting the late South African leader's example.