Charlotte

Former Phat Burrito building has a new owner – for $2.7 million

The bright yellow former building of longtime South End eatery Phat Burrito has been purchased by a local real estate firm for $2.7 million.<p>Asana …

North Carolina

Override of N Carolina governor's first veto complete

The Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature on Thursday overrode Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of a bill that makes local judicial elections …

North Carolina

Senate votes to undo privacy rules that protect user data

The Republican-led Senate moved Thursday to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to …

Net Neutrality

Is this the best sandwich in Charlotte that you’ve never heard of?

“The chorizo torta at Sav Way is magic.”<p>This tip came from John T. Edge, the director of the Mississippi-based Southern Foodways Alliance, in answer …

North Carolina

Boom! ‘Light burst into the room,’ and the roof started to burn

Huntersville firefighters say a bolt of lightning started the fire that heavily damaged a home in west Huntersville Tuesday evening.<p>The department …

North Carolina

Cleveland County’s Bigfoot Jr.

In January, 1979 a Cleveland County man found the body of a grown goat dead of a broken neck. A search party invaded the woods and found tracks like …

North Carolina

Jesus' tomb is unveiled after year-long renovation

JERUSALEM — Just in time for Easter, one of Christianity's holiest sites has been restored to its former glory.<p>The tomb that Christians believe was …

Ancient History

Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix specials are drawing fire for LGBTQ, transgender jokes

It has been an interesting start of the week for Dave Chappelle. The comedian’s two new specials released on Netflix Tuesday are fans of the former …

Comedy

Tim Tebow in Hickory and Kannapolis? Yep, and he’d like it if you’d come see him

Rejoice, Tim Tebow fans. News that the Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback is now playing for the Mets’ Class A franchise in Columbia means …

Major League Baseball

U-verse calls on WBTV to lift blackout for UNC game

With no visible progress in contract negotiations, AT&T U-verse urged Raycom Media to lift its blackout for Friday night’s Tar Heel basketball …

Net Neutrality

You may be surprised to know football is not the most dangerous high school sport for concussions

You may be surprised to know that high school football is not the sport where student-athletes are most likely to suffer a concussion.<p>It’s girls …

New Haven

Blockade of rebel-held east forecast to hurt Ukraine economy

MOSCOW (AP) -- Ukraine's central bank says a trade blockade of rebel-held regions in the east is hurting the economy.<p>The National Bank of Ukraine …

Ukraine

Huntersville leaders reject study for light rail

<b>by:</b> Updated: Mar 20, 2017 - 11:05 PM<p>Huntersville leaders are opposed to spending more than $2 million to study alternative lines for light rail to …

North Carolina

The city of Charlotte wants to open its streets to GM’s self-driving cars

The city wants to be a pioneer in self-driving cars, and is in early talks with General Motors about the car maker testing new autonomous vehicles, …

North Carolina

Can pickleball help someone who has Parkinson’s? You bet

Ever since Louis Ma was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease nine months ago, his body has shown signs of betrayal. The Indian Trail resident has …

North Carolina

Students propose Nevada schools teach consent, other laws

Members of the Nevada Youth Legislature told state lawmakers Tuesday that their peers could be deterred from committing crimes if public high schools …

North Carolina

Think tank: Health bill would lead to 476K fewer covered

About a half million New Jersey residents would lose health insurance under U.S. House Republicans' proposed replacement to the Affordable Care Act, …

Health Care

Plan to end children's mental health program faces pushback

Louisiana's state senators may derail plans by Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration to eliminate a Medicaid program that provides behavioral health …

Government

Booker, Menendez raise concerns over PennEast gas pipeline

New Jersey's Democratic U.S. senators have written federal regulators with concerns over a proposed 120-mile, $1.2 billion pipeline to carry natural …

North Carolina

State's chief utility consumer advocate target of bill

A state lawmaker sponsoring a bill that calls for a board to oversee the state public advocate says the move would take the politics out of the …

Government

The Latest: Hawaii files Trump travel ban injunction motion

The Latest on Hawaii asking a federal judge to issue an injunction blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local):<p>9:45 a.m.<p>Hawaii is …

North Carolina

Radio host, former state GOP chair is charged with fraud

A radio host and former chairman of the Colorado Republican party has been charged with voter fraud and forgery.<p>The Denver Post reports …

North Carolina

Wisconsin DHS head doesn't know how many may lose insurance

The head of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services says she doesn't know how many people may lose insurance in the state under the proposed …

Health Care

Nebraska targets child care subsidies to help balance budget

Nebraska officials are targeting a child care subsidy for low-income families to help balance the state budget, drawing criticism Tuesday from some …

Health Care

Surgery will sideline Cam Newton for upcoming OTAs

That shoulder nobody - Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton included - seemed worried about by the end of the 2016 season will now withhold …

NFL

Trump to GOP: Pass health care bill or seal your fate

Time for talk running out, President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned wavering House Republicans that their jobs were on the line in next year's …

Health Care

Trump invites supporters to Mar-a-Lago to say ‘thank you'

<b>by:</b> Updated: Mar 20, 2017 - 6:52 AM<p>He’s hopped out to wave. He’s waved through the window. He’s shouted thanks to people gathered along the …

North Carolina

Wildfire rages in Linville Gorge wilderness as firefighters battle steep terrain

A wildfire in the Linville Gorge wilderness area, first reported last Thursday, has spread to 585 acres and is only 10 percent contained, the U.S. …

Forests

400 homeless women and kids without hot meals? Not if these cooks can help it

Some of the best food in Charlotte has found its way to the city’s homeless women and children in recent days, thanks to a rush of emergency support …

Salvation Army

FBI’s Russian-influence probe includes a look at far-right news sites

Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year ina Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the …

North Carolina