Charlotte

So long, Bill Paxton, and thanks for being in some of my favorite films

I’ve always found it super-annoying that so many people frequently confused Bill Pullman for Bill Paxton, and vice-versa.<p>It’s very simple: One …

Movies

Gun battle in uptown? Up to 100 bullets fired as Charlotte hosted final CIAA game

The city’s role as host of the CIAA tournament took a bruising this weekend, when as many as 100 shots were fired late Saturday in uptown along the …

North Carolina

NCISAA All-State teams announced

1A Girls:<p>Izabela Leite Neuse Christian Academy<p>Kendal Moore Northwood Temple Academy<p>Maria Albiero Neuse Christian Academy<p>Ciara Moore Northwood Temple …

North Carolina

Could rapper have been target of uptown shootout?

Several national lifestyle websites – including The Source, XXL, Complex and BET – are reporting that one of the targets of the uptown Charlotte …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Family of man accused of killing East Meck High senior say it was self defense

Carlos Olguin's relatives were in court Friday afternoon when the 22 year old made his first court appearance after being charged with murder in the …

Crime

Is NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson nearing Tom Brady, Tiger Woods status?

Jimmie Johnson captured his record-tying seventh NASCAR Cup championship last season. A storyline for 2017 is obvious: the pressure to win an eighth …

NASCAR

Duke Energy says solar power will cost N.C. customers $1 billion too much

Duke Energy, which seeks more control over North Carolina’s fast-growing solar industry, says it will overpay solar developers $1 billion for the …

Renewable Energy

UNC clinches No. 1 seed in ACC tournament

North Carolina won twice on Saturday. <b>First was the 85-67 victory at Pittsburgh</b>, which guaranteed the Tar Heels a double-bye in ACC tournament. Then, …

College Basketball

Providence Day’s Devon Dotson named unanimous CISAA player of the year

Providence Day junior Devon Dotson, the state’s top recruit in the class of 2018, was named the Charlotte Independent Schools conference player of …

North Carolina

Grayson Allen's status for last two games depends on therapy

Duke was rolling.<p>Seven straight wins. A seemingly healthy bunch. A consistent starting lineup to battle for the ACC race after its worse conference …

College Basketball

How did Providence Day build a girls basketball dynasty? From inside-out

Moments after Providence Day's girls’ basketball team beat High Point Wesleyan 58-57 to win its eighth straight state championship Saturday, Chargers …

College Basketball

Could Publix be coming to the Arboretum?

The Arboretum Office Park in south Charlotte could be getting a new grocery store – rumored to be Publix – as part of a redevelopment project, …

North Carolina

Charlotte 49ers let lead slip away, fall to Marshall on Senior Night

On a night where the Charlotte men’s basketball team honored its seniors and its lone Final Four team, it couldn’t close the ceremonies with a …

NBA

Mexican-born NASCAR driver Daniel Suarez finding his place in racing, Trump’s America

Mexican-born Daniel Suarez relaxes in a chair at Joe Gibbs Racing headquarters, just feet away from the orange-and-white race car that is, by far, …

NASCAR

Suspect in custody in connection with East Meck student's fatal shooting, sources say

Updated: Feb 23, 2017 - 2:02 PM<p><b>CHARLOTTE, N.C.</b> - Police have a suspect in custody in connection with the fatal shooting of an East Mecklenburg High …

Crime

Albemarle cop rescues blind man in fire

A local police officer is being hailed a hero after he helped save a disabled man from a house fire.

North Carolina

As CMS sees new walkouts, can schools find balance between free speech and disruption?

As immigration-related protests roiled Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools again Friday, district leaders, principals and teachers are struggling with the …

Education

Panthers DC Steve Wilks does far more than just say hello to Harris Y greeter

Bryant Graeber didn’t have many friends growing up. Middle school students aren’t always so accepting of kids who are different.<p>And Graeber, born …

NFL

If Cotswold ain’t it, what DOES constitute ‘south Charlotte’?

So what <i>is</i> “south Charlotte”?<p>A recent CharlotteFive writer opened up a lively debate by referring to Cotswold and environs as “south Charlotte” and …

North Carolina

NC taxpayers spending millions in court battles over state’s hottest issues

Nearly two months into North Carolina’s General Assembly session, major battles are being waged not in the legislature but in courtrooms from Raleigh …

North Carolina

CIAA party goes on this weekend despite HB2 – but for how long?

This weekend, thousands of tourists will flock into uptown for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s signature basketball tournament – …

North Carolina

UNC mascot Jason Ray died 10 years ago, but his parents assure his spirit lives on

Ten years ago, the phone call that every parent dreads rang in the house Charlotte and Emmitt Ray.<p>Their son Jason Ray – a charismatic senior at the …

North Carolina

NASCAR: 2017 Daytona 500 lineup

Here is the lineup for the Daytona 500, Sunday’s Cup series race, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.<p>Fox is scheduled to …

NASCAR

This N.C. billboard is angering drivers, who say it is sexist

A billboard on Interstate 40 West near Winston-Salem is angering many who say its message is offensive to women.<p>The board reads: “Real men provide. …

North Carolina

Are people really leaving items on windshields as a trap?

When 19-year-old Ashley Hardacre left a late shift at the mall Saturday night, she expected a routine walk out into the parking lot with her …

Crime

Doctors are refusing to operate on smokers in some cases. Here’s why the trend will grow.

An irate man contacted me recently to complain he’d been turned down for back surgery because he’s a smoker.<p>“It’s just not right,” said the Charlotte …

Health Care

Cabarrus lawmaker co-sponsors bill to repeal ban on secession

Cabarrus County lawmaker Larry Pittman (R-NC03) is the co-sponsor of a bill filed on Tuesday that would give North Carolina the right to secede from …

North Carolina

Students to release balloons in memory of East Meck classmate

<b>by:</b> Updated: Feb 22, 2017 - 6:24 PM<p><b>CHARLOTTE, N.C.</b> - “Rest Easy” is painted on the spirit rock outside East Mecklenburg High School.<p>Students returned …

North Carolina

'It saved my life': Talk of Obamacare repeal worries addicts

While the Affordable Care Act has brought health coverage to millions of Americans, the effects have been profound, even lifesaving, for some of …

Health Care

Your CMS fifth-grader’s big uptown arts trip is off. Here’s why.

If you have fifth-graders in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, this was the month for them to see a special concert at Belk Theater: “Endless …

Education