Thanks to nearly 300 charges of explosives, Buck Steam Station was decommissioned Oct. 19 when the final four units of the coal-fired generating station in Salisbury, N.C., were imploded. The plant began operations in 1926.
Employers across Charlotte, like elsewhere in the U.S., are struggling to find enough workers, as the unemployment rate falls. Jason Tebben, co-owner of Pineville-based landscaper Arborscapes, is one of those employers.
Half of the top 10 nonprofit pay packages in the Triangle belong to Duke University officials, with coach Mike Krzyzewski leading the way, according to a review of tax return data by The Charlotte Observer and The News & Observer.
Former UNC President C.D. Spangler Jr. has died, the university system announced Monday. He was 86. The Charlotte businessman and billionaire led the public university system in North Carolina for 11 years, from 1986 to 1997. (No Audio)