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Possible Names For A Charlotte MLS Team: Crown, Monarchs, Gliders

Charlotte Crown? Charlotte Monarchs? Carolina Gliders? Those are among the possible names for a Charlotte Major League Soccer team that surfaced in filings last week with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

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Police say Brooks' Sandwich House co-owner Scott Brooks was shot and killed Monday morning outside of the NoDa restaurant.
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Updated 2 p.m. Wednesday

Police say the co-owner of Brooks' Sandwich House in Charlotte's NoDa neighborhood was shot and killed early Monday outside the restaurant.

Gwen Sherrill and her great-grandson, Cali Williams, 3, pose on the porch of her home on Potts Street in Davidson. She recently got $18,000 worth of repairs with help from the town and Our Towns Habitat for Humanity.
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Affordable housing efforts across the Charlotte region often focus on building new homes. But the city of Charlotte and surrounding towns increasingly are working to preserve existing housing so it's not lost to gentrification.

Ron Rivera was the fourth head coach in Carolina Panthers history, and I’m trying to remember anything interesting about the first three. Dom Capers wore a ball cap. George Seifert was better in San Francisco. John Fox had a voice like mine and loved to say “it is what it is.”

NC Man Convicted Of Death Threat Against Muslim Candidate

Dec 8, 2019
North Carolina Courts

A North Carolina man was convicted Friday of a charge he anonymously threatened to lynch a Muslim-American man who ran for a state Senate seat in Virginia, federal prosecutors said.

The FBI is investigating the shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday as an act of terror.

Rachel Rojas, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Jacksonville Field Office, said in a news briefing Sunday that investigators are working with "the presumption that this was an act of terrorism."

Doing so, she said, "allows us to take advantage of investigative techniques that can help us more quickly identify and then eliminate any additional threats to the rest of our community."

There is currently no evidence of such a threat, she added.

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors is giving the state chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans $2.5 million to preserve a Confederate monument that once stood on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' graduation project is almost certain to come to an end Tuesday, though it may be reborn in a new form.


Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said in an interview that a man who gunned down nine worshipers at an African American church in 2015 “hijacked” the ideals many connected to the Confederate battle flag.


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say they’ve charged an 11-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl with involuntary manslaughter after they got into a physical altercation with another child who was struck by a vehicle and killed.

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If you visited the Bank of America Corporate Center this week, perhaps you stumbled across this curiousity: a full orchestra of animatronic bears, complete with a bear maestro.


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