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The Jerry Richardson statue at Bank of America Stadium will remain, says new owner David Tepper.
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The Carolina Panthers on Wednesday removed a statue of former team owner Jerry Richardson from in front of Bank of America Stadium in uptown "in the interest of public safety."


SALISBURY, N.C.  — Six people were treated for gunshot wounds after a shooting inside a restaurant in North Carolina, police said Sunday.

In the misty mountains of North Carolina is a "Hobbit"-themed Airbnb. The News & Observer reports the hobbit house named "Hobbithenge" is nestled into a meadow in Weaverville. 

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An off-duty police officer in Charlotte shot and wounded a teenager who attempted to rob her and her husband, CMPD said.

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RALEIGH — The fight over the critically endangered red wolf has returned to court as North Carolina's governor sought immediate help for the dozen or so remaining in the wild and federal biologists planned to transfer wolves into the recovery area for the first time in years. 

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A utility company in South Carolina finished removing all the coal ash from the site of a nearly 50-year-old power plant on the Wateree River.

The work to remove the toxic ash byproduct of making power from burning coal was finished at the Wateree Station east of Columbia more than a year ahead of schedule, Dominion Energy announced earlier this month.

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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Police say violence erupted on Thanksgiving Day in a Charlotte apartment when a mother shot and killed her daughter.

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CHESTER, S.C. — Authorities say a shoplifting suspect shot and killed by police in Chester, S.C. had a gun as he tried to run away from officers.


CHESTER, S.C.  — Authorities say police killed a shoplifting suspect in South Carolina.

A South Carolina Law Enforcement Division statement says the man was killed in a "confrontation with officers" in Chester County on Saturday.


UNC Charlotte's football team is bowl eligible for the first time in the seven-season history of the program.

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Police officers, first responders and public school teachers will soon be eligible for home buying assistance in Mecklenburg County.


DURHAM, N.C.  — An opossum has illegally taken up residence in the ceiling of a Duke University dorm, where students have been complaining about being bitten by fleas.

A man accused of exposing himself to children and women in Charlotte three times this year is now in custody.

The last time Kemba Walker was playing for a team in New England, he delivered a championship. Boston fans can only hope that repeats itself.

North Carolina labor officials have cited an animal sanctuary for safety violations after a lion fatally mauled a 22-year old intern last December.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.  — The U.S. Department of Education is investigating a conference on the Middle East held at the University of North Carolina after a legislator raised complaints that participants were biased against Israel.

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FLINT, Mich.— Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says "justice delayed is not always justice denied." But not everyone is pleased with her staff's decision to drop criminal charges against eight people in the Flint water scandal while investigators keep digging.

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DURHAM — Moments after a North Carolina man pleaded guilty to gunning down three Muslim university students, a prosecutor played a cellphone video of the slayings in court Wednesday as one of the victims' relatives fainted, others wept and a man cursed the confessed killer openly.