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  • North Carolina museum makes history with LGBT exhibit

    North Carolina museum makes history with LGBT exhibit
    The Levine Museum of the New South, in Charlotte, N.C., recently unveiled a history exhibit that is in itself historic for the state and part of a larger national trend. Called "LGBTQ Perspectives on Equality," the show is a combination of exhibits...
  • NASCAR penalizes Denny Hamlin's Sprint Cup team

    Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin got a bad taste of the consequences of a major violation of NASCAR's new Deterrence System. NASCAR on Tuesday assessed Hamlin's No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team a P5 penalty, which included docking the driver 75 points...
  • Family Dollar acquisition: 4 things we know, and 3 we don't

    Dollar Tree said Monday that it plans to buy Family Dollar, one of the Charlotte, N.C., region's most prominent retailers. Here are four things we know and three things we don't know about the $8.5 billion deal. FOUR THINGS WE KNOW: 1. The Family Dollar...
  • Dollar Tree to acquire Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

    Dollar Tree, a Virginia-based company known for selling all of its goods for $1, said Monday morning that it plans to buy Matthews, N.C.-based Family Dollar Stores. The cash-and-stock deal has a value of $8.5 billion, company officials said. It heads off...
  • CNL expands property portfolio in deal with Crescent Communities

    CNL expands property portfolio in deal with Crescent Communities
    CNL Commercial Real Estate said Tuesday it will expand its commercial property portfolio through an alliance with Charlotte, N.C.-based Crescent Communities. As a result, 10 to 20 Crescent employees will become employees of CNL, said Ken Loeber,...
  • NBA Draft: Cavaliers select Andrew Wiggins with No. 1 overall pick

    NBA Draft: Cavaliers select Andrew Wiggins with No. 1 overall pick
    The Cleveland Cavaliers took Kansas small forward Andrew Wiggins with the first overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.  The draft has shaped up to be one of the most open ended in years because the presumed No. 1 overall pick, Kansas center Joel Embiid,...
  • Dispute with airline has musicians fiddling on the tarmac

    Dispute with airline has musicians fiddling on the tarmac
    A dispute over two violins on a US Airways flight ended with a musician fiddling away his time on the tarmac at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The feud resulted in a YouTube video that already has more than 200,000 views. The musicians, Zach...
  • Christian Methodist Episcopal Church consecrates new bishops

    One day in 1870, 41 newly freed slaves got together in Jackson, Miss., to establish a new branch of mainstream Methodism called the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church. Hundreds of members of that denomination, now known as the Christian Methodist...
  • Passings: Arthur Smith

    Arthur Smith, 93, a bluegrass musician who wrote and recorded the sizzling instrumentals "Guitar Boogie" and "Feuding Banjos," died Thursday at his home in Charlotte, N.C., his family announced. No cause was given. "Guitar Boogie," recorded with the...
  • Airport security 'recomposure' areas worked but are disappearing

    Airport security 'recomposure' areas worked but are disappearing
    Can pictures of flowers and cozy couches tame the traveling beast? Apparently. Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport (DFW) last year tested amenities, including a "recomposure area" at one of its security checkpoints, that were designed to calm...
  • Michael Phelps to compete again Friday, but not against Ryan Lochte

    Michael Phelps to compete again Friday, but not against Ryan Lochte
    Michael Phelps will take another small step in his comeback to competitive swimming when he competes in two races on Friday but this time he will do it without the presence of his friend and greatest rival. The 28-year-old Phelps competed for the...