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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 a ...
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 found ...

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 its ...
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 kept ...
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, N.C. ...

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 not ...
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 flu ...
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 the ...
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 the ...

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.


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