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Authorities ID skydiver killed while landing in S. Carolina

Jul. 16, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities have released the identity of a skydiver who died during a hard landing near the South Carolina-North Carolina border. Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker tells reporters that 33-year-old Amie Jessica Begg, of Charlotte, died of blunt force trauma injuries Sunday. The...

North Carolina school superintendent suspended with pay

Jul. 15, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's second largest school system has suspended its superintendent with pay but without saying why. A statement from Charlotte-Mecklenburg School on Monday confirmed that Superintendent Clayton Wilcox was suspended, but the statement didn't say when it happened and it...

Column: Kurt Busch still wheelman 20 years into rocky career

Jul. 15, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch has been called many things during his tumultuous 20 seasons at NASCAR's top level. He is ornery, easily unhinged and has lost control of his temper enough times that it nearly derailed his career. But the most important descriptor for Busch is one often overlooked. He is...

2 killed, 1 injured in Charlotte shooting

Jul. 14, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in Charlotte are investigating a shooting at an apartment building that left two people dead and one seriously injured. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a statement that officers were called to the scene early Sunday morning after a report of an assault with...

Mayor of North Carolina's largest city seeks 2nd term

Jul. 12, 2019 1:45 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The mayor of North Carolina's largest city has filed for reelection. The Charlotte Observer reports Mayor Vi Lyles announced her reelection campaign Thursday and vowed to continue prioritizing affordable housing. The 66-year-old Democrat is the city's first black female mayor. She's...

Police charge 2 in fatal Steak n' Shake robbery

Jul. 11, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina police have charged an ex-convict and a woman with murder in a fatal Steak 'n Shake robbery attempt. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said that 30-year-old Eddie Doh also was charged with attempted murder, assault and armed robbery. They say more charges could come once...

'Miracle on the Hudson' plane going into storage until 2022

Jul. 10, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The passenger jet that survived a bird strike and crash landing in the Hudson River in New York 10 years ago is going into storage while the museum where it's currently displayed seeks a new home. The Charlotte Observer reports the Carolinas Aviation Museum holds the 'Miracle on the...

Panthers owner David Tepper to meet with MLS about expansion

Jul. 9, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and team president Tom Glick plan to travel to New York next week and meet with Major League Soccer officials in an effort to convince them to bring an expansion team to Charlotte, North Carolina. Tepper has been working to bring an MLS team to...

Police: Restaurant worker shot to death in robbery attempt

Jul. 9, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina restaurant worker was fatally shot and the suspect was wounded Tuesday during an attempted robbery, a police chief said. The Steak 'n Shake employee was shot inside the restaurant south of downtown Charlotte about 11:30 a.m., Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr...

Grandson finds missing grandmother alive in creek

Jul. 9, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man found his grandmother, who'd been missing for almost five days, lying face down in a creek bed behind her apartment. WSOTV reports 69-year-old Sandra Adams was found alive in the woods behind her Charlotte complex Monday by her grandson, Nate Cassel, and his...