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A brush with the unexpected

A Charlotte Cub Scout troop has a chance encounter with Barack Obama

Teaching King’s legacy to a new generation

To celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Davidson College hosted “King Day for Kids.”

Winter storm warning: 3-5 inches in Charlotte

Forecasters say they expect a storm to dump snow over much of North Carolina late tonight and Tuesday

Wright: Obama’s rise was God inspired

The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. told an audience at Howard University that God helped Barack Obama achieve what no other African American has done

Obama presidency will present unprecedented security challenges

As jubilant Democrats were nominating Barack Obama for president in late August, the U.S. Secret Service placed its largest order ever for bulletproof glass.

Next stop: The White House

A slow-moving train carrying Barack Obama rolled into D.C. Saturday, carrying not just the Obama family but the hopes and dreams of countless black Americans

Julius Peppers wants out

The Carolina Panthers’ Pro Bowl defensive end announced late Friday night through his agent that he wants a change of scenery

Police: “Myers Park rapist” still unknown

A man arrested Thursday and charged with four rapes in the 1990s in Myers Park is not the only man whom police say targeted the neighborhood nearly two decades ago.

Verona Elizabeth Dixon McIlwain Vaughn, 81

Mrs. Vaughn loved cooking and entertaining. Her home was a place where people loved to come and fellowship

William C. Mobley, a retired school teacher, dies

Mr. Mobley enjoyed teaching and mentoring young people. He influenced countless students over his 38-year career

See our list of activities honoring MLK

Five Charlotte churches sponsor a joint worship service honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrating the election of President-elect Barack Obama

Friendship CDC gets $24,838 grant

The money will be used to provide temporary overflow shelter support to the Salvation Army. The grant will come from the Critical Need Response Fund.

Flight 1549: “Miracle on the Hudson”

A skilled US Airways pilot and fast-acting New York rescuers averted what looked like another tragedy playing out in view of New York skyscrapers.

Monroe: Police department moves are paying off

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe says last year’s lower crime rate can be traced, in part, to changes he initiated

54-year-old man arrested, charged with four unsolved rapes

Police say DNA linked Gilbert McNair to a string of sexual assaults attributed in the 1990s to the “Myers Park Rapist,” a man who terrorized the upscale community

Entertainment

A peek inside Firehouse Bar & Lounge, soon to be Charlotte’s newest hot spot

Owner Clarence Boston said he hopes the lounge, located near Bank of America Stadium, will attract young professionals of all...

Voices

I can’t keep rolling my eyes at today’s headlines; it’s starting to hurt

Is it just me, or is the constant drum beat of social media starting to make us loopy?

Health

Why women should weight train

As a fitness professional, I enjoy seeing others reach their fitness goals — weight loss, gaining strength, revving up their...

Faith

Friendship Missionary Baptist to sponsor hurricane-relief trip to Texas

The church is looking for able-bodied men to work gutting homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

People

Anthony Foxx will lead commission examining Davidson College’s link to slavery

The former Charlotte Mayor and Davidson College graduate will play a major role in selecting members of the commission, the...

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‘The Perfect Present’ Christmas Musical Drama
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Lupus Foundation Support Group- North Mecklenburg County
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Charlotte Seen Ball
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Darryl Evan Jones’ Carolina Christmas
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Creative Clay Workshop Series by Clayworks – Special Needs Group