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 2021-09-09 20:02 

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Family, community mourn 3-year-old killed + Today's COVID update...

It's Friday Jr., Charlotte. Kristen here. Looking for a new way to shake up your nightlife routine? Plaza Midwood's hottest newcomer Supperland has been hiding a 10-seat speakeasy in its basement, and it opens later this month. Proof of vaccinatio...

 2021-09-09 19:43 

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Suspect arrested in murder of Hurricane Ida evacuee who fled to Charlotte, police say...

Malek Moore, wanted in the killing of a New Orleans artist and Hurricane Ida evacuee who fled to Charlotte, has been arrested in Greensboro NC, police said....

 2021-09-09 19:35 

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Another Charlotte employer is boosting its minimum wage. Here's the latest....

Ally Financial, the digital bank with a Charlotte presence, is raising its minimum wage to $20 an hour. The pay increase will impact 2,300 employees....

 2021-09-09 19:33 

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It's time for Charlotte's mayor to get tough on violent crime...

Observer readers comment on Charlotte crime, Charlotte shooting, Plaza Midwood, abortion, Texas law, Federal Reserve, Charlotte Catholic, and gay teacher....

 2021-09-09 18:41 

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Top Mecklenburg County official gets salary hike and bonus. Here are the details....

Mecklenburg County commissioners on Wednesday approved a salary raise and performance bonus for County Manager Dena Diorio, who leads local COVID response....

 2021-09-09 18:30 

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This French cafe in Charlotte was just named one of the best neighborhood gems in America...

Cafe Monte in the SouthPark area of Charlotte, NC, made OpenTable's top 100 list for best neighborhood restaurants with outdoor dining, based on diner reviews....

 2021-09-09 18:15 

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'Excruciatingly long' lines for COVID tests in Charlotte. Here's what's driving the wait...

Coronavirus test numbers in Charlotte and Mecklenburg NC have been rising for weeks. Now residents report extremely long wait times for the COVID tests....

 2021-09-09 17:51 

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Student whose grandma died of COVID is mocked at TN school board meeting, video shows...

A student voicing support for a mask mandate was mocked by parents, others at school board meeting in Tennessee after he said his grandmother died of COVID-19....

 2021-09-09 17:33 

Charlotte Observer

Davidson College reveals $45M plan for new football stadium, other sports facilities...

Davidson College plans to raise $45 million for a new football stadium, field house and other amenities for its NCAA Division I sports teams in North Carolina....

 2021-09-09 16:52 

Charlotte Observer

Prep fall basketball league launches 4-week season Sunday; LaMelo's team debuts...

Cox Mill High School in Cabarrus County will host the ABC Fall Basketball League which will feature 3 state champions from North Carolina and the debut of LaMelo Ball's new team...

 2021-09-09 16:40 

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Charlotte-area, Triangle high school football standings, schedule...

Conference standings for North Carolina high school football teams in the Charlotte and Triangle regions...

 2021-09-09 16:37 

Charlotte Observer

NC security officer sexually assaulted underage patient during transport, police say...

A private security officer faces charges of statutory rape, other sex offenses. A youth he was transporting to a Charlotte mental health facility accused him....

 2021-09-09 15:46 

Charlotte Observer

'He just started living': Family, community mourn 3-year-old killed in drive-by shooting...

The family of a 3-year-old boy gathered in front their home for a memorial vigil. Police linked the gunfire that killed him to Charlotte high school students....

 2021-09-09 15:14 

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'Wear a mask,' Mecklenburg health director urges Panthers fans ahead of season opener...

Mecklenburg County NC Public Health Director urged Carolina Panthers NFL fans to wear COVID mask in packed settings like Bank of America football stadium....

 2021-09-09 15:00 

Charlotte Observer

'Truly alarming': NC road deaths spike again this year. Why?...
 2021-09-09 14:55 

Charlotte Observer

Another $1M set aside for former Charlotte tent city residents. Here's what's next....

Residents kicked out of Charlotte's tent city homeless encampment in uptown still struggle to find housing and Mecklenburg County is extending the use of hotel rooms....

 2021-09-09 14:00 

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Digital-only bank with ties to an NBA star is coming to Charlotte. Here's what we know....

Varo Bank, which counts Russell Westbrook among its investors, has selected Charlotte for a new hub. The digital-only bank is based in San Francisco....

 2021-09-09 12:30 

Charlotte Observer

A new Charlotte restaurant has been holding back a secret: There's a speakeasy inside....

The Supperland resturant in Charlotte's Plaza Midwood neighborhood has a secret: There's a hidden speakeasy, where bar guests can sip bourbon and snack....

 2021-09-09 11:39 

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Country singer confronted by bear in NC garage. Video shows how he scared it away...

Country singer Brett Eldredge experienced North Carolina's worsening bear troubles when he opened a garage door in Asheville and a bear strolled in....

 2021-09-09 11:33 

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Why won't Democrats stand up to Cawthorn and the GOP?...

NC. Rep. Madison Cawthorn and House minority whip Kevin McCarthy have signaled they're a threat to the Constitution, but Democrats are too timid in standing up to them....

 2021-09-09 02:21 

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Gunshot victim found near a Charlotte Walmart dies at hospital on Wednesday, police say...

A gunshot victim found near a Charlotte Walmart died at a hospital, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. Another person had life-threatening injuries, CMPD said....

 2021-09-09 00:56 

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Mecklenburg County to require masks at indoor religious gatherings. What we know....

Charlotte North Carolina and Mecklenburg County to mandate masks at churches, synagogues, mosques and other religious gatherings due to covid spread. Here are details....

 2021-09-08 22:58 

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Alabama pastors wear 'Handmaid's Tale' costumes on TikTok to decry Texas abortion law...

Two pastors at an Alabama church dressed as handmaids in a TikTok video shared on the church's social media channels to oppose new abortion restrictions in Texas....

 2021-09-08 20:14 

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Here's a timeline of high school-related Charlotte shootings that killed 2, wounded 3...

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police provided a timeline of shootings into homes that killed 2, wounded 3. The shootings are related to area high schools, police say....

 2021-09-08 20:05 

Charlotte Observer

Thousands of flood-damaged cars may float back to market after Ida. How to spot one...

Cars damaged by floodwaters from recent storms, including Hurricane Ida, could make it back on the market. Experts offer tips on how to avoid buying one....

 2021-09-08 19:58 

Charlotte Observer

3-year-old's shooting death + Top anchor leaving her Charlotte job...

It's Wednesday, and this is Kristen. Though live art has been different for a while because of the pandemic, our arts team has nevertheless been hard at work preparing our annual Fall Arts Guide for your viewing. Check out today's offerings: how 2...

 2021-09-08 19:46 

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Charlotte FC and Bojangles team up for multi-year partnership deal...

It's Bo time for Charlotte FC. The Major League Soccer expansion club has added a new sponsor. Bojangles will be the team's official tailgate partner in the Carolinas....

 2021-09-08 19:37 

Charlotte Observer

Your 5-minute guide to the best things to do in Charlotte | Sept. 10-16...

Pick sunflowers, eat at the Yiasou Greek Festival or local food trucks, commemorate the 9/11 attacks on Sept. 11, or drink local pumpkin flavored craft beer....

 2021-09-08 17:02 

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This creative taco concept is opening a second restaurant in Charlotte....

The taco spot in Optimist Hall known for creative weekly feature menus is opening a second restaurant in the Park Road Shopping Center in Charlotte, NC....

 2021-09-08 16:30 

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Charlotte theater vets focus on diversity and new opportunities during the pandemic...

Actor's Theatre, Children's Theatre and Blumenthal Performing Arts workers found ways to keep going during the COVID coronavirus pandemic in Charlotte NC....

 2021-09-08 16:29 

Charlotte Observer

Myers Park, Cox Mill score big soccer victories Tuesday...
 2021-09-08 16:22 

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Mecklenburg County releases employee COVID vaccine data. Here's what we know...

Nearly 70% of Mecklenburg County NC employees are vaccinated against the coronavirus, county officials said, releasing worker COVID vaccine data for first time....

 2021-09-08 16:06 

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2 Duke Energy buildings in uptown Charlotte up for sale as utility reduces footprint...

Charlotte development news: Duke Energy utility selling two uptown Charlotte NC properties, reducing its footprint and moving into a new headquarters by 2023....

 2021-09-08 16:04 

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Large hail, damaging winds could strike the Charlotte area. Here's the latest....

The Charlotte area could see large hail, damaging winds as strong to severe thunderstorms make their way through the region, the National Weather Service said....

 2021-09-08 15:28 

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'A hard decision': Top anchor leaving Fox 46 Charlotte — to carry on a family tradition...

Page Fehling is leaving her job as an anchor with WJZY Fox 46 in Charlotte NC to pursue a career as a keynote speaker, trainer, emcee, author and podcast host....

 2021-09-08 14:35 

Charlotte Observer

NC district won't require masks despite thousands of students in COVID quarantine...

Coronavirus cases more than double among school children in both Charlotte Mecklenburg and Union but the district that doesn't require masks has thousands quarantined....

 2021-09-08 14:26 

Charlotte Observer

A Democrat and Republican agree: NC's election system needs an update...

Threats to the election system from foreign agents and domestic hackers are real and well documented. NC can't wait another year to address challenges....

 2021-09-08 13:53 

Charlotte Observer

Charlotte 49ers know what Gardner-Webb can do. Last week was the proof FBS teams needed...

Charlotte 49ers football team beat Duke last week and now faces a Gardner-Webb program that almost beat Georgia Southern. Six FCS teams beat FBS teams last week...

 2021-09-08 13:49 

Charlotte Observer

Department chain continues expansion in Charlotte area with 2 new stores opening soon...

NJ based clothing retail company Burlington is opening new store this fall in Concord NC. The department store also plans to open a store this year in Monroe....

 2021-09-08 11:30 

Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Country Day's girls win big cross-country event...
 2021-09-08 11:00 

Charlotte Observer

This North Carolina high school football season is different for many teams...

Due to COVID-19 protocols, some high school football teams in North Carolina haven't kicked off their seasons yet. A third of the NC football season is over....

 2021-09-08 10:50 

Charlotte Observer

An inappropriate attack on a life-saving NC gun policy...

Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson attacked N.C.'s pistol permitting system in a Charlotte Observer, Raleigh News & Observer op-ed that used race-baiting....

 2021-09-08 10:48 

Charlotte Observer

Can NC be good for both businesses and workers? Another state shows us the way....

Despite being business-friendly, North Carolina is worst US state to work, Oxfam says. NC lacks wages, worker protections, right to organize. Virginia is better...

 2021-09-08 10:32 

Charlotte Observer

Here's how 2 Charlotte performing arts groups survived over a year without audiences...

Charlotte Ballet, Opera Carolina struggled financially during COVID pandemic. They return for fall performances in Charlotte NC for new season with mask policy....

 2021-09-08 10:30 

Charlotte Observer

Talking Preps OT: Irmo (SC) coach Aaron Brand talks NC/SC football, Charlotte coaching...

Aaron Brand worked under Dutch Fork coach Tom Knotts and won state titles at Independence. He also won at Mallard Creek in Charlotte, NC, before laying the foundation for a national power at Chambers. He's on Talking Preps Overtime...

 2021-09-08 10:00 

Charlotte Observer

NC prep football statewide rankings: a new No. 1 (again) in 3A...

NC High School football rankings for North Carolina High School Athletic Association teams...

 2021-09-08 10:00 

Charlotte Observer

Predicting the Panthers' record in 2021: Brace yourself for a bumpy (but fun) season...

The Carolina Panthers, who haven't had a winning season since 2017, will try to improve on last year's 2021 overall record when the season begins Sunday....

 2021-09-08 09:59 

Charlotte Observer

Child killed when multiple shooters fire dozens of rounds at Charlotte home, CMPD says...

People in multiple vehicles targeted a home on Richard Rozelle Drive in northwest Charlotte Tuesday, firing more than 80 rounds. A child was killed, CMPD says....

 2021-09-08 00:32 

Charlotte Observer

More than 80% of CMS schools had at least one COVID-19 case. Fewer than 10 report quarantines....

In past 28 days, only two of schools have COVID clusters...

 2021-09-07 23:17 

Charlotte Observer

Panthers reveal final unofficial depth chart. Here's who'll likely start versus Jets...

The Carolina Panthers released their final unofficial depth chart ahead of the season-opener against the New York Jets on Sunday. There are few surprises....

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