Fifteen miles of the I-77 Express Lanes opened Saturday between Huntersville and Mooresville.
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Final Stretch Of I-77 Toll Lanes To Open Saturday Evening

With no fanfare and 16 days overdue, the final stretch of I-77 Express toll lanes north of Charlotte was scheduled to open at 8 p.m. Saturday.

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A woman was shot and killed early this morning at a party in a business park in north Charlotte. She’s been identified as 27-year-old Ebony Tamia Harrison.

Big Study Casts Doubt On Need For Many Heart Procedures

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PHILADELPHIA  — People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won't cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a big federally funded study found.

Ruijuan Guo

A fourth person has been charged in the 2016 South End robbery and murder of teacher Ruijuan Guo, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said Saturday.

North Carolina Lawmakers Redraw State’s Congressional Map

Nov 15, 2019
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North Carolina General Assembly

RALEIGH — A replacement map for North Carolina’s congressional districts was finalized Friday, with its lines redrawn to address alleged extreme partisan bias and endangering reelection prospects for two Republicans next year.


On Saturday, more than 6,000 runners will hit the streets of Charlotte for the Charlotte Marathon and all the running events associated with it. It marks the first time in its 14-year history that the marathon has sold out.

And this is just the beginning, according to race director Tim Rhodes.


John LeGrand is leaving Butler High School in Matthews after five years as principal, moving into a job overseeing 29 schools in center city Charlotte.

Phil Van Every and Dwight D. Eisenhower
Phil Van Every Foundation

Former Charlotte mayor and businessman Phil Van Every will be the latest statue erected as part of the Trail of History’s memorialization of individuals who shaped and defined Charlotte.


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Roger Stone, a veteran Republican political operative and longtime confidant of Donald Trump's, was found guilty of all counts by a federal jury in Washington, D.C., on Friday in his false statements and obstruction trial.

The verdict, announced after two days of deliberations by the jury of nine women and three men, adds another chapter to Stone's long and colorful history as a self-described dirty trickster.

Teachers at Oaklawn Language Academy near uptown Charlotte protest before school Wednesday morning
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' 9,000 teachers will get raises averaging 3%, based on a Friday school board vote that taps state money for experience-based hikes and county money to boost the local supplement.


CONWAY, S.C.  — Genealogy websites and a cheek swab enabled U.S. Marshals to arrest a man suspected of being the “Potomac River Rapist,” who terrorized the nation’s capital in the 1990s.

News outlets report 60-year-old Giles Daniel Warrick is now awaiting extradition from Horry County, South Carolina. He’s accused of raping 10 women and killing one of them between 1991 and 1998 in Washington, D.C. and its surrounding suburbs.


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