Former Carolina Panther Rae Carruth, now 44, was released from prison Monday in Clinton, N.C.. He served nearly 19 years in prison for conspiring to murder Cherica Adams, who was pregnant with Carruth’s child when she was shot in 1999.
A reading program that has cost North Carolina more than $150 million has produced no measurable results, according to a new study from NC State University. The deeper dive echos what average test scores showed.
Mark Harris, a Republican former pastor, and Dan McCready, a Democratic U.S. Marine veteran and businessman, debated in Charlotte. They’re running for the open U.S. House seat in North Carolina’s 9th District.
SlamCharlotte, the city’s award-winning poetry slam group, picked up the National Poetry Slam Championship in Chicago in August. Now the group will be in Charlotte for a monthly poetry slam at Spirit Square.
New ACT results from the Class of 2018 show that North Carolina is ranked near the bottom of the nation in average score. But North Carolina is among only 17 states where all high school students are required to take the exam.
Three top CMS officials say NC Rep. Bill Brawley offered to drop a town charter bill if they’d fire one employee. Brawley and the mayor of Matthews say that’s not true. Exchange happened in a private meeting.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools outlines a $9 million plan to add security cameras, classroom monitoring, fences and panic alarms in response to school shootings. Mecklenburg commissioners voted Tuesday to release the money.
Atrium Health and Novant Health said they intend to open new hospitals in the Charlotte metro area. Atrium’s hospital would be in Stallings in western Union County, and Novant’s would be in Ballantyne.
I first met Rae Carruth in 1997 while covering the Panthers. He was their No. 1 draft choice. I never could have imagined I would still be writing about him 19 years later as he gets out of prison next week.
Learn about former Carolina Panthers football player Rae Carruth, before and after he paid to kill his pregnant girlfriend, Cherica Adams. Read about her and the 911 call from the night she was shot in Charlotte.
The Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte’s version of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” gets inside the heart of 15-year-old Christopher Boone, who’s behavior puts him on the autism-Asperger spectrum.
‘Hamilton’ matters to theater, and reminds us of ideals on which our country is based. The Broadway hit by Lin-Manuel Miranda, with its exemplary performances, is at Belk Theater in Charlotte until Nov. 4.