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North Carolina's population as of mid-2017 came in at an estimated 10.3 million, up by about 1.2% from the previous year. For a snapshot of which of the largest North Carolina metro areas led the state in growth rate since the 2010 Census, check out the accompanying slideshow. As for the nation as ...
0. Rabid Raccoon Reported In Northwest Charlotte. CHARLOTTE, NC -- Animal control officials are urging pet owns to verify their animals have up-to-date rabies vaccinations after a rabid raccoon came in contact with two pet dogs in northwest Charlotte. The racoon that tested positive for rabies was ...

A North Carolina hospital is under review after an investigation showed three patients received unnecessary cancer treatments and a fourth had a cancer diagnosis delayed. The Winston-Salem Journal reports Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is awaiting word on a federal Medicare review of ...
You'll Never Guess How Much It Costs To Live In Charlotte ... CHARLOTTE, NC -- For those of us who live in the Charlotte metro area, we're accustomed to paying a little more for the privilege of calling the Queen City ... Coastal Carrituck County came in as the most expensive county in North Carolina.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police are looking for the person who they said shot and killed a man late Wednesday night in northwest Charlotte. [PHOTOS: CMPD investigating Charlotte's 11th homicide of 2018]. The shooting happened just before midnight on Jones Street nearRozzelles Ferry Road. Officers ...
CHARLOTTE (WCNC) -- A student suspected of threatening to shoot up University of North Carolina Charlotte is out of jail, and students at the school are ... removed from UNC Charlotte after allegedly telling a doctor during a voluntary mental health evaluation at a hospital near his hometown of King, ...

CHARLOTTE, NC -- A two-year-old girl from Richmond, Virginia is missing and believed to be with her father, possibly in the Charlotte area, according to the Richmond Police Department, which is asking for the public's help in locating the pair. Te'Myah Plummer and her father, Travis Plummer, have ... Virginia
North Carolina health officials said in a weekly update Thursday that 8 people died in the state during the week of March 11, bringing the death toll to 328 for this flu season. While in recent weeks the number of influenza viruses has declined in pockets of the U.S., hospitals continued to be crowded with ...
N.C. flu deaths rose to 328 for this season, with eight more deaths recorded in the week that ended March 17, according to state statistics released Thursday. The severe flu season, which began in October and has about eight weeks left, has had more deaths in North Carolina so far than each year of ...
Liquidation sales are set to begin Thursday at Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores across the country, including 15 stores in North Carolina. The liquidation comes a week after the struggling retailer said it would close all of its 735 U.S. locations. Nationwide, the closings will impact 33,000 jobs in what ...
A special response team and hostage negotiators were called in, and after a brief standoff, Woodell came out of a barn on his property and shot at the deputies. Emergency personnel treated Woodell, but he died en route to the hospital. The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting.
A woman has been arrested after officials said she threatened to bomb an Alexander County middle school. Officials with the Alexander County Sheriff's Office received reports Monday about threats against East Alexander Middle School in Hiddenite. The threats detailed that bombs were being placed at ...
In North Carolina, schools received $545,817. The $7.3 million in NRA awards went to about 500 schools from 2010-2016, according to the AP's report, written by Collin Binkley and Meghan Hoyer. The awards came mainly from the competitive grants from the NRA Foundation to promote shooting sports, ...
The founder of Gays for Trump is drawing fire for anti-transgender comments he's made in his bid for a seat in the North Carolina House. Peter Boykin's Gays for Trump group made headlines in Charlotte last year when the organization tried to enter a float in the annual Pride Parade in uptown, but was ...
North Carolina ranks fifth-highest in the U.S. for the percentage of fatal traffic accidents involving older drivers, a nonprofit transportation research group reports. The number of older drivers who are involved or killed in traffic crashes is rising even faster than the number of people who are 65 or older, says ...
But an article critiquing Stone's response quickly appeared in The Progressive Pulse, an online publication of N.C. Policy Watch, headlined “Legislator sends inaccuracy-riddled email to Charlotte school parents.” The article was written by Kris Nordstrom, who works for the N.C. Justice Center, the parent ...
North Carolina has cracked the top 10 list of states for UFO sightings, with several recent reports in Charlotte and the Lake Norman area, according to the ... see if anyone else had seen the same thing and found videos from the Charlotte Observer that people had captured over NC about a week ago, 12/17.

If you've ever had a debate about which North Carolina brewer makes the best craft beer, you're in luck: One website is seeking a definitive answer. Strange Carolina, a travel and leisure website, has created a North Carolina beer bracket to settle once and for all the Tar Heel state's king of beer.
Several school districts in the High Country area and western North Carolina have canceled class for students Monday due to snow and winter weather, according to the Observer's news partner WBTV. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Avery, Ashe and Watauga counties until midnight on Monday.
... of education for its faculty, staff and students regarding sexual misconduct awareness and prevention.” Lenoir-Rhyne is a private liberal arts university founded in 1891. The school, which has about 2,500 students, is affiliated with the North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
CHARLOTTE, NC — Companies across the Charlotte and Lake Norman region are looking for new employees, and Patch and Zip Recruiter have heaps of openings on our searchable jobs board. Here are recent postings for job openings in the Queen City area. Click on the job title for more information.
A North Carolina jail officer has been accused of using a travel procurement card for personal expenses. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says 29-year-old Jason Kersey was given the card last December for expenses related to a training session he was attending as a member of the ...
CHARLOTTE, NC — As the nation continues to collectively grapple with the issue of school safety in the United States in the wake of last week's ... has created a new list tackling this issue, based on education data and other factors, ranking what it says are the top safest school districts in North Carolina.
A hearse carrying the body of the Charlotte-born evangelist arrived at the library bearing his name at about 3 p.m. Saturday. It was part of a 10-car motorcade, complete with police escort, that departed from his ministry's training center a few hours before. “My father made me promise long ago that we would ...
Billy Graham's motorcade barrel through his beloved home state of North Carolina for four hours on Saturday from his mountain chapel to namesake ... 24, 2018 in Asheville, N.C. Graham's body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of ...
CHARLOTTE, NC — The flu continues to take a hard toll on North Carolina, with 27 deaths reported this week, bringing the statewide death toll to 200 since flu season began in October, according to state officials. Epidemiologists warn that the flu season in North Carolina could stretch into late May, much ...
C.C. Camp Volunteer Fire Chief Lanny Whitaker said four fire departments responded to the blaze near the Elkin Municipal Airport. Whitaker said it took about 45 minutes to control the fire. Officials say the child's mother had gone outside to do some chores and returned to see the living room was on fire ...
Up to 3 inches (8 centimeters) of snow is possible in the mountains of western North Carolina. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for six counties from 7 p.m. Monday to 10 a.m. Tuesday. Forecasters say up to 3 inches (8 centimeters) of snow is possible around Boone, ...
Listeria Prompts Cream Cheese Recall: Charlotte-Area Panera Bread. CHARLOTTE, NC -- Panera Bread is pulling cream cheese from its stores across the U.S. after samples taken from cream cheese showed evidence of Listeria contamination. The contamination was found in samples from a single day of ...
Finding adequate healthcare in rural North Carolina is a challenge. 20 counties don't have a pediatrician. 26 don't have an OBGYN. Psychiatrists are MIA in 32 North Carolina counties and to make matters worse, many hospitals in rural areas are closing their doors due in large part to the lack of proper ...
North Carolina needs to toughen its law that requires carbon monoxide alarms inside hotels, says the lawmaker who spearheaded the legislation. N.C. Rep. Becky Carney, a Mecklenburg County Democrat, was the lead author on the 2013 law. It passed after three people died six weeks apart in the same ...
2018 Income Tax Season: Filing Begins In North Carolina. CHARLOTTE, NC— North Carolina taxpayers can submit their Federal tax returns starting Monday, Jan. 29, and officials are warning employers and payroll staff about Form W-2 phishing scams. Taxpayers have an extra weekend to buckle down, ...
Anti-gay graffiti sprayed across the doors of one of Charlotte's best known LGBTQ-friendly churches has raised concerns among North Carolina's faith leaders, who plan a vigil at the crime scene Monday. The noon event at Wedgewood Church will include a diverse group of faith leaders and political ...
Ronnie Bryant, president and CEO of the Charlotte Regional Partnership, an economic development engine which represents 16 counties in the Charlotte region, including Gaston, reviewed the progress of the area's bid to become the new regional headquarters of Amazon at a Thursday breakfast meeting ...
CHARLOTTE, NC -- North Carolina doughnut king Krispy Kreme laid off 90 employees at its Winston-Salem headquarters this week as it advances its plan to expand its corporate offices in Charlotte in 2018. In October, the company announced the expansion plan into Charlotte and London for "new work ...
Lincolnton resident and Marine Corps veteran Jim Sitterly said he has been to the VA Health Center in Charlotte three times in the past couple of months for various medical appointments. During each visit something has caught his eye. Sitterly said the United States flag and North Carolina state flag both ...
5 recently sold homes in Charlotte, plus homes for sale, foreclosures, local mortgage rates, housing data and nearby offerings. ... CHARLOTTE, NC -- Looking for a home to buy? ... Whatever your inclination, you can find something in our Charlotte Real Estate Guide thanks to our partners at realtor.com.
A North Carolina man who allegedly threatened to kill a woman with a knife ended up severely beaten this week after a passerby intervened with fists flying. Wilmington police said 41-year-old Devin Michael Healey of Wilmington was pinned to the ground by the Good Samaritan when they arrived Tuesday ...
Monday's effort at Combs is just one example of how PTAs across North Carolina are mobilizing. “This is not just affecting Wake County,” Spencer said to fellow Combs parents as she walked along the line of more than 300 cars parked around the school. “This is affecting the whole state. We need to fix this ...
Hackers were able to lock down several servers of a county government in North Carolina with ransomware this week, locking local officials out of computer systems that manage inmate populations, child support, and other social services. But despite the outages, the county isn't planning to pay the ...
The others: The unit was often understaffed, and many of the officers there were untrained rookies, a Charlotte Observer investigation found. .... A large crowd gathered in Edenton, North Carolina, for the funeral of Sgt. Meggan Callahan, the prison officer who was killed inside Bertie Correctional Institution ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three fraternities at a University of North Carolina campus have been suspended for hazing and other infractions. The Charlotte Observer reports that the UNC Charlotte's Office of Student Conduct says Delta Chi, Lambda Chi Alpha and Phi Sigma Kappa have had their ...
What started as a fist fight in a North Carolina internet cafe Tuesday turned into a full-fledged gunfight. Bystanders started pulling guns and firing at people, buildings and cars in the parking lot, deputies said. Five people, two of them teens, are charged in the incident. That includes one shooter who ran to ...
Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina man has been sentenced to two years in prison for Medicaid fraud. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release on Friday that 47-year-old Joseph Frank Korzelius of Tryon pleaded guilty to one count of health care fraud. Court documents say Korzelius ...
The Biloxi Shuckers are in the market for a new general manager. The organization announced Friday current GM Chuck Arnold has accepted a position as Vice President of Sales for the Charlotte Knights, a Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. “I want to thank Shuckers Owner Ken Young for ...
The search for a missing Davidson County man has ended with the grim discovery of his body, still sitting at the wheel of his Dodge Caliber. Christopher Justin Grubbs, 35, of Lexington, had last been seen on Monday, Nov. 20. Grubbs was found around 3:20 p.m. Thursday, inside his vehicle near the ...
Charlotte Patch. Friday, December 1st, 2017. 65° · Post · Nearby Patches · NoDa-Midwood-Belmont · Myers Park-South End-Dilworth · Huntersville · Cornelius · Davidson · Mooresville · Irmo-Seven Oaks · Greensboro · Greer-Taylors · Columbia · Sections · LocalStream · Directory · arts & entertainment ...
The N.C. Retail Merchants Association wants legislators to put the brakes on a proposal to offer online instant lottery games, arguing the move could harm ... North Carolina already has an online subscription service for draw games like Powerball and Mega Millions, which was opposed by the merchants' ...
A Charlotte man won $1 million in the N.C. lottery's Ultimate Millions second-chance drawing, lottery officials said Friday. Eric Blankenship beat odds of 1 in 886,666. He claimed his prize on Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. His entry was drawn from more than 1.5 million entries in the Nov.
26 in bed at her home at 2405 Lot 7 Dawson Cabin Road in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Police said her abductor is unknown at this time, and ...


 

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