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 2021-08-24 12:51 

Charlotte Observer

3-year-old riding tricycle dies after hit-and-run driver crashes into her, NC cops say...

Henderson County Sheriff's Office said a hit-and-run driver killed a 3-year-old girl riding a tricycle on a cul-de-sac in the Western North Carolina mountains....

 2021-08-24 12:03 

Charlotte Observer

Your favorite fries food truck is back, Charlotte. Here's where to find it....

When What The Fries opened its new restaurant in South Charlotte it put its food truck on pause — and now it's back. Find it at Resident Culture Brewing Company in Plaza Midwood....

 2021-08-24 10:30 

Charlotte Observer

The Briarhoppers have been with us since the '30s. Next stop: the NC Music Hall of Fame...

WBT Radio's bluegrass band the Briarhoppers, which has performed with various members since the 1930s, is being inducted into the NC Music Hall of Fame....

 2021-08-24 00:05 

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Charlotte city workers could get $250, or more, to get the COVID vaccine...

Charlotte city workers could be paid $250 in individual and team incentives to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 30 as the delta variant prompts a new surge....

 2021-08-24 00:02 

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Cuts, injuries and other observations from Carolina Panthers practice on Monday...

The Carolina Panthers held NFL football practice in Charlotte for the first time since training camp began. Three players cut and position battles tighten....

 2021-08-23 23:07 

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'This is scary.' Woman films water rising at Tennessee home before she dies in flood...

Linda Almond recorded floodwaters rising outside her home in Tennessee on Facebook Live before she was swept away and died, her family said....

 2021-08-23 23:01 

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Video shows NC county commissioner curse and berate police. 'I'm gonna have your job.'...

Rowan County Commissioner Craig Pierce makes threats during DWI stop in Salisbury North Carolina. A judge orders release of police officer bodycam video footage....

 2021-08-23 20:22 

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Charlotte Pride postpones events and updates vaccine requirements for new dates...

Charlotte North Carolina's Pride organizers face coronavirus surge. They now will require masks for all lgbtq events plus proof of full vaccination when indoors....

 2021-08-23 19:46 

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Would-be thieves run over tire shop manager who confronted them, North Carolina cops say...

The manager of a discount tire shop in North Carolina was run over by two people in a Toyota Highlander after confronting them about stealing tires, cops said....

 2021-08-23 19:40 

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FDA approval of Pfizer in Charlotte + Court grants voting rights to 1000s on probation, parole for felony...

Happy Monday, everyone. Kristen here with a PSA. We narrowed down your nominations for Charlotte's Best, and now it's time to vote for the top choice! Which businesses are your favorites? Click here to cast your pick and make your voice heard thro...

 2021-08-23 19:10 

Charlotte Observer

Voted for Trump? This NC Democrat's campaign may visit you. Here's why....

Erica Smith, a Democrat in the 2022 North Carolina Senate race, is targeting Trump voters and rural Democrats. For every dollar, her campaign will knock on a door in a majority Trump county....

 2021-08-23 18:40 

Charlotte Observer

Pedestrian injured and power cut to some during chase in south Charlotte, CMPD says...

A pedestrian was hit, electric poles, other vehicles were damaged during CMPD chase in Charlotte NC, police say. The damage cut power to Duke Energy customers....

 2021-08-23 18:36 

Charlotte Observer

StarMed Healthcare is offering free Regeneron therapy for COVID patients. What to know....

StarMed Healthcare will open a new Charlotte clinic to administer free doses of Regeneron's monoclonal antibody therapy, REGEN-COV, for coronavirus patients....

 2021-08-23 18:08 

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All schools expected to follow Mecklenburg, Charlotte mask mandate, officials say...

All schools, including public, private and parochial schools, are explicitly included in the Mecklenburg and Charlotte mask mandate, health officials said....

 2021-08-23 17:39 

Charlotte Observer

Doctors, parents petition for North Carolina school mask mandate...

Which school districts in North Carolina require mask due to COVID-19? Most have mandates but not Union County, where doctor parents are petitioning....

 2021-08-23 17:29 

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UNC's response to COVID has changed. It still falls short....

Classes have begun for students at UNC-Chapel Hill as COVID cases surge in North Carolina. But university leaders downplay risk of outbreaks, need to require vaccine...

 2021-08-23 17:15 

Charlotte Observer

Here's what FDA approval of the Pfizer COVID vaccine could mean for Charlotte...

The FDA has issued approval for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Here's what a Charlotte doctor says about how that news could affect Mecklenburg vaccination rates....

 2021-08-23 16:49 

Charlotte Observer

Former uptown hot spot Epicentre in receiver's hands after $85 million loan default...

Epicentre, once a nightlife hot spot in uptown Charlotte with restaurants and entertainment, is in receivership after the owner missed loan payments....

 2021-08-23 16:12 

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SHOUT! festival postponed as COVID cases continue to surge in Charlotte...

Blumenthal Performing Arts and Charlotte Center City Partners have delayed the Charlotte SHOUT! festival over concerns about the coronavirus delta variant....

 2021-08-23 14:45 

Charlotte Observer

Missing swimmer dies after being found 'underwater and unresponsive' in Lake Norman...

Whitney Brooke Wilkins of Greenville SC died after she was found underwater, unresponsive in Lake Norman. She was a guest of a Davidson College retiree's family...

 2021-08-23 12:50 

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Homicide investigation underway in southeast Charlotte neighborhood, CMPD says...

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating a homicide in the 1800 block of Tartan Court, in southeast Charlotte. It happened around around 6:50 a.m. Monday....

 2021-08-23 11:45 

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Panthers kicker Joey Slye facing pressure to perform after missed kicks...

Carolina Panthers kicker Joey Slye may be in a tough situation after missing field goal in the team's preseason NFL football game, according to coach Matt Rhule....

 2021-08-23 11:30 

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Two new teams into the Sweet 16 prep football poll, and one of them lost last week...
 2021-08-23 10:30 

Charlotte Observer

With UNC commitment out of the way, Hough junior QB Tad Hudson focuses on winning fast...

Hough High School quarterback Tad Hudson committed to North Carolina Tar Heels and coach Mack Brown before his junior year of North Carolina high school football....

 2021-08-23 10:30 

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NC flight attendants learn self-defense, as reports of unruly passengers rise by 300%...
 2021-08-23 10:30 

Charlotte Observer

Five names of Charlotte 49ers players you may not know (but definitely should)...

Charlotte 49ers football team begins the 2021 season against the Duke Blue Devils. Who are the best players on coach Will Healy's team? Victor Tucker, TJ Moore....

 2021-08-23 10:00 

Charlotte Observer

The 2021 ultimate guide to patios in Charlotte: Fort Mill/Tega Cay edition....

These restaurants have patio space or sidewalk seating for eating outdoors or enjoying a drink or ice cream in Fort Mill and Tega Cay, South Carolina....

 2021-08-23 09:00 

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Charlotte protected LGBTQ+ people. There's much more work to do....

Charlotte has come a long way since HB2. City Council's vote to expand LGBTQ+ protections should be a model for all of NC and for federal protections....

 2021-08-23 01:06 

Charlotte Observer

For the second straight week, COVID-19 jumbling prep football schedule. The latest...

Teams in the greater Charlotte, North Carolina region are having their football schedules affected by COVID-19...

 2021-08-22 23:57 

Charlotte Observer

A fifth body has been found by teams searching flood debris in Haywood County, NC...

A fifth body has been found in Haywood County, NC, which was hit by catastrophic flooding this week. The victim was identified as Frank Lauer, Sr., 74, of Cruso...

 2021-08-22 22:52 

Charlotte Observer

NASCAR race results: Ryan Blaney scores close Cup win at Michigan...

Who won the NASCAR Cup race at Michigan? Ryan Blaney won the race. William Byron finished in second. Full results....

 2021-08-22 18:20 

Charlotte Observer

Loretta Lynn safe after Tennessee ranch hit by floods, but foreman remains missing...

Country star Loretta Lynn, 89, and her family are safe after floodwaters inundated the singer's Tennessee ranch, her family reports....

 2021-08-22 18:10 

Charlotte Observer

NASCAR at Michigan live updates: Erik Jones confirms '22 RPM return before race...

NASCAR live updates from the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan. Here are the Cup Series lap-by-lap highlights and results from the motorsports race....

 2021-08-22 17:11 

Charlotte Observer

NASCAR driver Erik Jones confirms his return to RPM next season...

Erik Jones is coming off his best finish this NASCAR Cup Series season (seventh) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. He'll remain at Richard Petty Motorsports in 2022....

 2021-08-22 13:47 

Charlotte Observer

Massive log jam is teetering precariously atop one of NC's most popular waterfalls...

One of North Carolina's most popular waterfalls has become dangerous due to a half-acre sized log jam at the top of the 60-foot falls in Pisgah National Forest....

 2021-08-22 13:21 

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Carolina's Frankie Luvu is showing the Panthers how he can be valuable to their team...

Carolina Panthers backup linebacker Frankie Luvu has been showing his coaches why he should make the 53 man roster. He had another standout performance Saturday....

 2021-08-22 11:28 

Charlotte Observer

Fatal shooting under investigation in residential area off Billy Graham Boulevard...

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating a fatal shooting late Saturday near the 2000 block of Brooksvale Street in west Charlotte....

 2021-08-22 11:00 

Charlotte Observer

NASCAR Cup race at Michigan prediction: Who will win, and a longshot to watch...

NASCAR prediction for the Cup race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. Kyle Larson is predicted to win, but Tyler Reddick may have a chance. How to watch...

 2021-08-22 11:00 

Charlotte Observer

Catholic survives its first battle with the 4A 'Big Guys,' looks to compete...

Charlotte Catholic, 4-time 3A state champ, is moving up to the 4A class with one of the smallest 4A schools in the NCHSAA. The Cougars beat South Mecklenburg at Memorial Stadium Thursday...

 2021-08-22 10:30 

Charlotte Observer

Hough coach got pleasant surprise from his team in season-opening win over Myers Park...

Hough coach Matthew Jenkins missed 10 days of practice while quarantining from COVID-19 and wasn't sure how his team would look against Myers Park at Memorial Stadium...

 2021-08-22 09:00 

Charlotte Observer

NC doctor: God gave us this vaccine, my evangelical friends...

'Evangelical Christians have immense power to help stop this terrible disease. Use it today and get your shot,' an NC doctor to fellow evangelicals....

 2021-08-22 02:43 

Charlotte Observer

He knocked his helmet off! The best photos from the Panthers-Ravens preseason game...

Carolina Panthers vs Baltimore Ravens game photos and highlights. NFL pictures of Brian Burns, Chuba Hubbard, Sam Darnold in preseason game in Charlotte NC....

 2021-08-22 02:10 

Charlotte Observer

Analysis: Panthers QB Will Grier made his case for a roster spot, even if it's not here...

Panthers saw strong play from quarterback Will Grier in preseason game loss to Baltimore Ravens. Will Grier make the Panthers roster? He could be traded....

 2021-08-22 01:55 

Charlotte Observer

Five things that stood out in Carolina Panthers' preseason loss to Baltimore Ravens...

The Carolina Panthers played the Baltimore Ravens in Charlotte for their second NFL preseason game. Here are the plays and players that stood out to us....

 2021-08-22 01:02 

Charlotte Observer

It's time to vote for the Charlotte Observer high school football player of the week...

Here the nominees for the first Charlotte Observer high school football player of the week. Vote often...

 2021-08-22 01:01 

Charlotte Observer

Panthers looked good for 322 seconds vs. Ravens. Take that as a victory....

Carolina Panthers looked good in preseason game vs Baltimore Ravens with the starters on offense playing 11 plays, led by Chuba Hubbard and Sam Darnold....

 2021-08-22 00:08 

Charlotte Observer

Sam Darnold's limited debut for Panthers leads to more questions than answers...

Sam Darnold made his Panthers debut vs Ravens in NFL preseason but only threw 2 passes. How did Sam Darnold look? Quarterback will play more vs Steelers....

 2021-08-21 23:31 

Charlotte Observer

2 more Charlotte restaurants close temporarily due to COVID-19 exposures...

As coronavirus surges in North Carolina, two more Charlotte restaurants, Mama Ricotta's and The Stanley, closed temporarily due to coronavirus exposures....

 2021-08-21 21:55 

Charlotte Observer

'Always upbeat' NC college football coach died of COVID complications, fiance says...

Western Carolina University assistant football coach John Peacock died of COVID-19 complications, his fiance said. The school will hold a moment of silence....

 2021-08-21 18:15 

Charlotte Observer

You're out of luck if you fail to claims prizes in these expiring NC lottery games...

Deadline nears to claim prizes in North Carolina scratch-off games. Visit regional claim center or, to claim $100,000 or more, lottery headquarters in Raleigh....

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