Obama named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year”

Mr. Obama was awarded the title "for having the confidence to sketch an ambitious future in a gloomy hour," said Time editors.
By admin | December 18, 2008

CATS to reduce bus and rail service

The Charlotte Area Transit System may eliminate five bus routes and cut the number of Lynx trains during peak times from eight to six an hour as part of $4 million in budget cuts.
By admin | December 16, 2008

Four Panthers are Pro Bowl bound

Defensive end Julius Peppers, offensive tackle Jordan Gross, wide receiver Steve Smith and middle linebacker Jon Beason will represent the NFC.
By admin | December 16, 2008

West: The age of Barack Obama has come

The noted author and Princeton University professor admonished a Charlotte audience to be more focused on social justice and less obsessed with worldly comfort.
By admin | December 16, 2008

Woman is killed, her two children injured

Scott E. Davis Sr. is charged with murder and three counts of attempted murder in connection to the death of Gabrielle Kinard, 38, and the shootings of Anjelo and Gabriella Kinard.
By admin | December 15, 2008

Report: Ousted United Way CEO engineered her own pension

Former United Way CEO Gloria Pace King ignored a lawyer's concerns and engineered a $2.1 million pension for herself, a new report concludes. Public outcry led to King's firing.
By admin | December 15, 2008

Bad economy draws bigger crowds to churches

Pastors nationwide say they've seen a burst of new interest. Congregations large and small are adding programs of practical advice for people in fiscal straits.
By admin | December 14, 2008

The case for an auto bailout

OPINION

When conditions are so fragile, we can’t risk another economic blow. When you see a hole in the dike, don’t discuss the virtues of laissez-faire policies — plug it!
By admin | December 14, 2008

Palin’s church is badly damaged by fire

Damage to Alaska governor and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's Wasilla Bible Church was estimated at $1 million, authorities said Saturday. No one was injured.
By admin | December 14, 2008

Is Sunday morning TV too white?

Roughly 80 percent of newsmakers and pundits who appeared on Sunday news shows over the past eight years were white men, says a liberal think tank.
By admin | December 14, 2008