Charlotte

Christian McCaffrey selection a great pick for Carolina Panthers. Here’s why

Since the Carolina Panthers were officially born in 1995, they have never employed anyone like Christian McCaffrey.<p>McCaffrey was a great pick for the …

NFL

Rick Siskey estate reveals lavish life with theater, gym two garages, wine cellar

The 6,000-square-foot mansion belonging to the late Rick Siskey is the kind of home most Charlotteans could only dream of, with six bedrooms, five …

Luxury

In five years, you won’t recognize these five places in Charlotte

The jarring sights of Charlotte’s building boom have become familiar: New apartments seemingly springing up overnight. Cranes dotting the skyline to …

Urban Planning

NFL draft: Carolina Panthers select Christian McCaffrey with the No. 8 pick

Christian McCaffrey<p><b>Ht.:</b> 5-11. <b>Wt.:</b> 202.<p><b>Position:</b> Running back.<p><b>College:</b> Stanford.<p><b>What he offers:</b> McCaffrey is an absolute weapon on offense as both a …

College Football

Bojangles’ to expand footprint in Washington, D.C.

Bojangles’ is expanding its presence in Washington, D.C.<p>The Charlotte-based chicken-and-biscuits chain said this week that it has signed a multi-unit …

Restaurants

6 venomous Lowcountry snakes you need to know and what to do if you see one

Only six of the 38 snake species in the Lowcountry are venomous. So that’s the good news.<p>“There’s a very low chance of anyone seeing a venomous …

Nature

What people earn: Here are salaries for 7,000 area county employees

Surrounding counties employ more than 7,000 people – from sheriff’s deputies and social workers to paramedics and library clerks.<p>Most – some 6,000 – …

Salaries & Wages

Meet the man who was dragged out of Wells Fargo’s annual meeting

Wells Fargo’s annual shareholders meeting started off peacefully Tuesday, until Bruce Marks spotted his moment.<p>Marks stood up to interrupt the …

Banking

2017 Carolina Panthers mock draft: NC flavors this pick-by-pick projection

A pick-by-pick projection of the players the Carolina Panthers will take in the 2017 NFL draft:<p>Round 1, Pick 8<p><b>Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford:</b> I’ve …

NFL Draft

Advice to help Panthers GM Dave Gettleman keep it simple: Take one of these 3 players

The Carolina Panthers can’t afford to mess this one up.<p>The No. 8 pick should be a godsend to a team that really isn’t as bad as last year’s 6-10 …

NFL

Here’s a local running back who will find a place in the NFL, drafted or not

We’ve heard the names of some draft prospects so frequently that their names are embedded. Then there are the players whose names we never hear. One …

NFL

On the eve of 2017 NFL draft, Mitch Trubisky says teams have let his phone fall silent

Whether he becomes the first overall pick for his hometown Cleveland Browns or is taken lower in the first round of Thursday’s NFL draft, former …

NFL Draft

Upscale beauty retailer to open first NC soon in south Charlotte

The upscale beauty retailer Bluemercury is opening its first North Carolina location soon in Charlotte.<p>The store/spa will be in Blakeney Park in …

Beauty

Long stretches of Charlotte highways remain dark. What’s the deal?

It’s a perennial problem for Charlotte-area drivers, a situation made worse by bad weather and construction zones — many lights on the interstates …

Urban Planning

Charlotte region’s best public high school is not in Charlotte, US News says

Three neighborhood schools and two charter schools in Charlotte’s suburbs made U.S. News & World Report’s list of the 500 best high schools in …

Education

Still waiting for Burr to step up on Russia

While there has been much discussion about President Trump’s first 100 days in office, we are fast-approaching another more important milestone: the …

Russia

N.C. bill would ditch shoreline buffer that protects the Catawba River and its lakes

Environmentalists reacted with outrage after the N.C. Senate passed a bill late Monday that would eliminate the 50-foot shoreline buffer that …

Water

75 CMS schools will see change in Ann Clark’s boundary plan, and there are surprises

Superintendent Ann Clark proposed changes Tuesday at 75 of Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s 170 schools, including new measures such as creating paired …

Education

ESPN layoffs hit Charlotte offices

When you watch a college football halftime show on ESPNU, the studio you’re seeing will no longer be in Charlotte.<p>As part of a round of about 100 …

ESPN

Odds of Carolina Panthers trading up to No. 2? Let’s examine the evidence ...

Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman both loathes and loves picking eighth in the first round of the NFL draft.<p>Drafting this high means …

NFL

Mocking the Carolina Panthers’ picks pre-draft: A year for playmakers and depth

A pick-by-pick projection of the players the Carolina Panthers will take in the 2017 NFL draft:<p>Round 1, Pick 8<p><b>Christian McCaffrey, running back,</b> …

NFL

How Charlotte designers are honoring the 49 victims of the Pulse shooting in Orlando

Using the childlike joy of blowing bubbles to honor the 49 victims of last year’s Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando might seem like a risky move. …

Orlando

Now we finally know how bad voter fraud is in North Carolina

At last, we know how badly photo voter ID is needed in North Carolina. For years, Republicans in North Carolina have alleged that in-person …

Government

Police video shows officer press gun to unarmed man's head, threaten to kill him

The incident took place on March 26, 2016. It started when officers stopped a car they said was wanted in connection with a string of larcenies.

Policing

NC now has country’s biggest Catholic parish – in Charlotte

Until the 1960s, Roman Catholics made up less than 1 percent of North Carolina’s population.<p>But the state once considered mission territory by the …

Religion

Charlotte 49ers sign 6-foot-8 forward from Fayetteville

The Charlotte 49ers’ men’s basketball team added more size to its roster Monday, when coach Mark Price announced the signing of 6-foot-8, 235-pound …

NBA

Selection of Mitchell Trubisky or Deshaun Watson could mean a Panthers draft bonanza

Draft experts have spent the past couple of months dumping on this year’s crop of quarterbacks.<p>NFL Network’s Mike Mayock said he’s not “banging the …

NFL Draft

How much public money will be needed to redevelop Sixth and North Tryon streets?

An ambitious plan to redevelop two city blocks uptown ran into skepticism from Charlotte City Council at a meeting Monday, with some council members …

Cities

Providence Day’s Devon Dotson a candidate for McDonald’s All-American Game?

Providence Day junior point guard Devon Dotson had a successful high school basketball season, helping to the lead the Chargers to the N.C. …

College Basketball

The Carolina Theatre is getting ready for its rebirth. Here’s what it looks like inside.

As the Foundation for the Carolinas gears up to start construction on their ambitious remake of Carolina Theatre, a landmark that’s been dormant for …

North Carolina