| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:53 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hours after a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer fatally shot an unarmed man, the department made a rare move: It charged the officer with voluntary manslaughter.
Most police departments, including Charlotte, usually...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 9:36 PM
CONCORD, N.C. — The Bank of America 500 was about to morph into the Hendrick Motorsports Classic Saturday night.
Then Brad Keselowski got in the way of the marketing plan.
Keselowski, the 2012 Sprint Cup champion who failed to qualify for the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Travis Kvapil plans to drive in Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway despite his arrest on suspicion of assault in an alleged domestic dispute with his wife.
Kvapil practiced in his No. 93 Toyota as scheduled...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:18 PM
North Carolina is channeling Alabama and South Carolina when it comes to the best economic, social and political model for a U.S. Southern state.
For more than half a century, North Carolina has been progressive on education and public investments, and...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 9:02 AM
The beard has been validated.
After a critically praised freshman season, "Homeland" scored nine Emmy nominations that resulted in six wins, including outstanding drama series actor for Damian Lewis and actress for Claire Danes. Yet, Mandy Patinkin's...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 7:21 PM
The ACC likely will alter distribution of its bowl revenue, retain the current divisions and keep its championship football game in Charlotte. Those were the primary takeaways from Commissioner John Swofford’s Sunday news conference at the league&...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:40 AM
A Charlotte, N.C., judge on Tuesday issued an arrest order for Ric Flair, considered by many to be the greatest pro wrestler of all time, for not paying his estranged wife $32,352.51 in spousal support.
Flair, whose real name is Richard Morgan Fliehr,...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:51 PM
Chuck Foley, whose Twister party game brought shoeless strangers achingly close to one another and made even the most spirited rounds of Scrabble seem comparatively tame, has died. He was 82.
The inventor, who held 97 patents, died July 1 in a care...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:22 PM
DURHAM, N.C. -- After wrecking his car early Saturday, Jonathan A. Ferrell knocked on a door in a neighborhood in Charlotte. He was apparently seeking help, according to Charlotte police.
But the early-morning knock frightened the woman who answered the...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:50 AM
MITCH WEISS, Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An unarmed man shot by police as he sought help after a car crash had moved to North Carolina to be with his fiancee and was working two jobs, his family said Monday.
Family members said at a...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 8:13 PM
A North Carolina police officer has been charged with voluntary manslaughter after he shot and killed an unarmed man who may have been looking for help early Saturday morning, officials said.
Local media identified the victim as a former football player...