Charlotte

Lowe's lays off potentially thousands of assistant store managers

<b>by:</b> Updated: Jan 17, 2017 - 5:04 PM<p><b>MOORESVILLE, N.C.</b> - Lowe’s laid off thousands of assistant store managers Tuesday, company officials said.<p>A …

North Carolina

Star of ‘Wicked,’ ‘Frozen,’ ‘Glee,’ ‘Beaches’ books Charlotte concert

Broadway lovers, rejoice: Tony Award-winning icon Idina Menzel will perform at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday, July 21, Live …

Entertainment

Carolina Panthers hold workout for former Georgia QB Aaron Murray

Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is working out for the Carolina Panthers today, according to two league sources.<p>Murray, the SEC’s all-time …

Football (U.S.)

Thom Tillis: Voters didn’t give Republicans a mandate

Since the election, I’ve heard some of my fellow Republicans claim that the party received a decisive mandate from voters.<p>Let’s be clear: the …

Democracy

Cox Mill’s Taylor Rowland named NC volleyball player of the year

Cox Mill’s Taylor Rowland is the 2016 N.C. Gatorade volleyball of the year.<p>The 6-foot-3 junior outside hitter led the Chargers to a 34-0 record and …

North Carolina

Hundreds of new apartments approved along Blue Line light-rail extension

Hundreds of new apartments along the Blue Line light-rail extension were approved Tuesday night, despite complaints from Charlotte City Council that …

Urban Design

Action 9: Woman cancels trip to donate kidney; travel insurance refuses to cover

<b>by:</b> Updated: Jan 16, 2017 - 12:00 PM<p>Fort Mill resident Shannon Simmons and her family were going to the Caribbean for a big family trip, spending …

Insurance

High Point Wesleyan tops Phenom Hoops’ N.C. private school basketball poll

Nationally ranked High Point Wesleyan tops the Phenom Hoops Report private school basketball poll for the week of Jan. 16<p>1. High Point Wesleyan (20-2)<p>…

College & University

Panthers wide receivers coach Ricky Proehl is stepping down

Ricky Proehl has spent the past six seasons working with the Carolina Panthers’ wide receivers.<p>He’s ready to watch a couple of other wideouts closer …

Football (U.S.)

Ricky Proehl: ‘Greatest Panther’ deserves to be honored in Charlotte

Outgoing Carolina Panthers assistant coach Ricky Proehl played alongside former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith in Charlotte and later …

Football (U.S.)

Hornets Gameday: vs. Portland Trail Blazers

7 p.m., Spectrum Center<p><b>TV:</b> Fox Sports Southeast <b>Radio:</b> WFNZ-AM 610.<p>Projected Starters<p><b>Hornets</b><p><b>Blazers</b><p><b>Pos, Player</b><p><b>PPG</b><p><b>RPG</b><p><b>Pos, Player</b><p><b>PPG</b><p><b>RPG</b><p>G K. Walker<p>22.9<p>4.2<p>…

Basketball

No getting around it; the Charlotte Hornets are a bad team right now

There is no alternate way of putting this: The Charlotte Hornets are a bad basketball team right now.<p>They miss wide-open shots. They blow defensive …

Basketball

The B Street Band, Springsteen cover band, changes tune, won’t play at gala

A Bruce Springsteen cover band has changed its tune about performing at a Washington gala the day before Republican Donald Trump’s inauguration.<p>The B …

North Carolina

Judge temporarily halts North Carolina Medicaid expansion effort

<b>by:</b> Updated: Jan 15, 2017 - 5:49 AM<p><b>RALEIGH, N.C.</b> - A federal judge late Saturday temporarily blocked the U.S. government from quickly approving any …

Health Care

Why you should worry about public schools

All the stars are aligning – in Charlotte, North Carolina and the United States – to make us jittery about what’s on the horizon for kids in public …

Education

‘Who says dinosaurs are extinct?’ This might be the biggest gator you’ve ever seen

A giant alligator was caught on camera during a morning stroll at a nature center in Polk County.<p>The Lakeland Police Department shared the video, …

North Carolina

Charlotte United Way, Hands On Charlotte, merging to create volunteer service hub

Charlotte’s United Way is absorbing the nonprofit Hands On Charlotte in a surprise move that will make it one of the state’s largest providers of …

North Carolina

Coming to grips with Duke’s Grayson Allen

Mention Grayson Allen’s episodes of tripping opponents, and most observers offer instant judgments ranging from disapproval to disgust to concern for …

College Basketball

Stark inequality: Oxfam says 8 men as rich as half the world

The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates …

Justice

Even with new governor, no sign private-school grants to end

Democrat Roy Cooper criticized GOP Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican lawmakers during the gubernatorial campaign for a program that helps thousands of …

Education

Gov. Roy Cooper’s Medicaid expansion plan temporarily blocked

A federal judge has temporarily suspended Gov. Roy Cooper’s plan to expand Medicaid in North Carolina.<p>Saturday’s order prevents the Obama …

American South

Obama creates national monument to Reconstruction in SC

As one of his final acts in office, President Barack Obama announced Thursday the creation of a national monument to the Reconstruction Era in …

North Carolina

Nation’s No. 3 high school basketball scorer is also N.C. football player of the year - with a big decision to make

North Gaston boys’ basketball coach Wes Hepler watched Lincolnton High star Sage Surratt play in person for the first time eariler this month.<p>Hepler, …

College Basketball

Hate crime legislation a good idea that went bad

Earlier this month in Chicago, a white special-needs teenager was held captive by four black youths. The victim was bound, gagged, tortured, forced …

Racism

For UNC, one dunk changed a game. For Theo Pinson, it might change a season – DeCock

The question, as Theo Pinson started his run-up in front of the North Carolina bench, was whether he could get to the rim at all. There was no doubt …

College Basketball

CMPD Identifies Victim In West Charlotte Homicide

1/2<p>2/2<p>UPDATE: CMPD has identified the victim as, 52-year-old, Thomas Louis Beatty Jr.<p>CMPD will release further information as it develops.<p>This is an …

North Carolina

SC lawmakers introduce medical marijuana legislation

The bill, called the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act, is co-sponsored by Mandy Powers Norrell (D- Lancaster).?

North Carolina

South Carolina gets temporary relief from REAL ID rules

Updated: Jan 13, 2017 - 5:46 PM<p><b>COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP)</b> - South Carolinians will be able to use their driver's licenses to enter military bases and …

North Carolina

Buying or selling a home in Charlotte this year? Here’s what to expect

Should Charlotte-area home hunters feel optimistic about finding the right house this year? Yes, according to local real estate experts. It’s true …

Real Estate

Still waiting for a boom along Charlotte’s Gold Line streetcar route

When the first segment of the Gold Line streetcar opened in July 2015, supporters hailed the 1.5-mile track as the start of a major economic stimulus …

North Carolina