A fun piece from our Benched sports blog about a man who brings incredible Super Bowl luck to nearly every city he's lived in. He moved to Charlotte in the fall.
Finally, the U.S. foreclosure crisis is behind us.
North Carolina and other states throw themselves at Boeing.
Soon after its merger with US Airways, American Airlines ordered 90 new regional jets.
Much like humans wear colors that reflect their mood, chameleons change colors to communicate.
SEED20 has announced this year's nominees in the annual competition that awards the most innovative local nonprofits a cash prize.
According to a statement:
These 20 innovators - selected from a competitive applicant pool - have compelling ideas for creating positive social change in the Charlotte region. Their ideas were selected based on relevance, innovation, and potential for tangible community impact.
The results of CL's first photo contest have been announced.
Time names Pope Francis - you know, the guy who shocked conservatives by calling for greater acceptance of gays and atheists - its Person of the Year.
Lo and behold, a bipartisan budget deal has been reached, avoiding a government shutdown in January.
The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said a sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's funeral yesterday was faking it.
On Tuesday morning, the popular Nelson Mandela quote, "It always seems impossible until it's done," had never been truer for Mel Watt. While the congressman was in South Africa for Mandela's memorial service, the improbable happened in Washington - something got done.
And Watt was redeemed.
Just before lunchtime, the U.S. Senate voted to invoke cloture (57-40) on Watt's nomination to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the important procedural hurdle - the one he failed to overcome last time it came up - that will essentially decide the longtime congressman's fate.
Stuck in a traffic jam in uptown this morning? Blame "The Novice."
An interesting highlight from today's ceremony honoring the late Nelson Mandela: President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro, Fidel's brother, shook hands.
NASA's Mars Curiosity has found evidence of an ancient lake on the planet that could have supported life.
After saying his products weren't for "certain body types" (read: women whose thighs touch), Lululemon founder and chairman Chip Wilson will step down from the board.
Eighteen former and current L.A. County sheriff's deputies have been indicted after a sweeping investigation discovered they had, among other corrupt acts, abused inmates.
What you need to know about the US Airways/American merger.
Before you fall asleep on an airplane, remember this guy.
Everyone's worst nightmare: A cockroach never seen before in the U.S. that can withstand harsh winter weather was found in New York City.
On Thursday, fast-food workers and activists gathered on street corners and in restaurants in over 100 cities across the U.S., asking for a higher minimum wage - a "livable wage." Raising the minimum wage, they said and many studies have shown, would reduce the burden on the safety net and increase worker productivity.
CL videographer Kendrea Mekkah attended Thursday's protest.
Sometimes you need a bulldozer. When a stubborn bad habit needs to be gotten rid of. When the road is bumpy and needs to be smoothed out. When bad habits lead to a dysfunctional muddle. That's when you need a bulldozer.
Enter Pat Cotham. She may be a small woman, but she's also a highly energetic go-getter with a long history of active public involvement, creating jobs and helping the disadvantaged. Her history is one of corralling whoever is interested in getting things done, regardless of ideology, and then look out, she's coming through!
And that's what eventually got her into trouble.
Nelson Mandela passed away yesterday at the age of 95. Here's Time Magazine's obituary of the former South African president.
The weather in Charlotte continues to mess with our heads, with a high today in the 70s. By Sunday, the high will drop to 37.
The U.S. unemployment rate falls to a five-year low of 7 percent.
British newspaper The Guardian has obtained internal documents from the American Legislative Exchange Council revealing how influential the business-backed organization is in North Carolina.
Two suspects were arrested last night in a shooting that resulted in the deaths of two people and injury to a third in Wingate University.
The Observer could move from its Uptown home.
A longtime United House of Prayer evangelist who lives in Charlotte is taking the controversial church to court today.
Police in Iceland shot and killed a 59-year-old man this week. It's the first time in the country's history that the police have killed a person.
Satellite images show North Korea is expanding its labor camps.
Time's award is now officially "Person Of The Year Not Named Edward Snowden".
The same "gridlock" that confirmed Anthony Foxx 100-0? A non-lazy writer would have examined Watt's…
The things you find on flickr...!
Wow, that graphic of the toy soldier and the red Christmas ball is fantastic. Thanks!
Well deserved. These guys are tops today.
If there were a “War on Christmas” it would look very different than the simple…