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Major League Soccer (MLS) IN CHARLOTTE

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – World-class soccer made a stop in Charlotte Sunday afternoon as Liverpool FC battled Borussia Dortmund on the pitch in the International Champions Cup. The event brought masses of people from miles away, crowding uptown and Bank of America Stadium. It’s the fourth time the International Champions Cup has been played in Charlotte, but

Republicans to hold 2020 convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Then-candidate Donald Trump onstage with his running mate, Mike Pence, and their families at the end of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Republicans have chosen Charlotte, N.C., a city that hosted Democrats’ convention in 2012, to host their 2020 convention. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) The Republican National Convention in 2020 will be held in

Small plane misses runway, ends up on east Charlotte road

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An accident is under investigation after a small plane missed the runway and ended up on an east Charlotte road Sunday afternoon. Medic responded to a call of an accident in the 10500 block of Parkton Road. Upon arrival, crews found a small plane carrying two people on an east Charlotte road.

Roadwork hurts Businesses in Morrisville

Known locally as the “A Street to B Street project,” work extends down Lower Main from the intersection with A Street, near the Morristown Police Department, past the intersection with Randolph Road to the B Street intersection. The entire road is being shifted slightly as part of the work; the intersection will be realigned and

THE “BIG GUY” – Harold Johnson’s Radio station expands with new FM signal, digital TV

The radio home of legendary Charlotte sportscaster Harold Johnson has expanded its signal, adding 105.9 FM in the Lake Norman region and into western Cabarrus County. “We’re truly excited, and honored, to bring the great programming of WSIC to Lake Norman,” says Johnson who serves as the station’s morning host. “The show is so much

Have a Craft Beer in North Carolina – NC Ranked 1st In South With Number Of Craft Breweries

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The state of North Carolina boasts the largest number of craft breweries in the South, according to the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild. After working on bombs and missiles for a living, John Oldendorf decided to make a career change. In 2011, there were just 59 craft breweries in the state

Bob McKillop in Washington Post: Why Take Our Basketball Team to Auschwitz – Davidson College

In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Davidson College men’s basketball coach Bob McKillop explains why he and his team traveled to Auschwitz. Thanks to a partnership between the Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust and the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center, they will travel back and forth to Poland in four

How Charlotte-area runners fared at the Boston Marathon

It was great marathon weather in Charlotte on Monday: cool, dry, a little bit cloudy. On the other hand, up in Massachusetts …… more than 150 runners from the Charlotte area battled terrible conditions — pouring rain, bitter cold and a headwind pretty much the entire way — at the 122nd edition of the Boston

Transit ridership declining in Charlotte

Across the nation, most big cities are losing transit riders. But nowhere is the decline more pronounced than Charlotte, which is shedding transit passengers faster than any of the other 50 largest cities, according to data from the Federal Transit Administration. In February, the Charlotte Area Transit System’s ridership fell 20 percent compared with February

Pence makes three-stop visit to North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence made a three-stop visit to North Carolina on Friday, including a stop in the state’s largest city to tout President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul law. Pence cited job growth in Charlotte in particular and the nation in general to promote the success of the measure. He pointed

Carolina Panthers sale means big payday for minority partners

As the sale of the Carolina Panthers nears the finish line, some of Charlotte’s richest families are in for a big pay day. Jerry Richardson owns 48 percent of the team, leaving the other 52 percent to a group of about a dozen wealthy individuals and families from around the region. The minority partners have

N.C. Strawberry Season Has Arrived

Strawberry lovers won’t have to wait any longer because N.C. strawberry season is here. Growers in Eastern North Carolina are already harvesting their crop, and growers in the piedmont and mountain regions of the state are slated to begin in the coming weeks. “Despite unusually cold weather in the first quarter of the year, crop

One found Dead in Lake Norman

SHERRILLS FORD – One person is dead, the body found in the shallow waters of a Lake Norman boat ramp off of Pebble Bay Drive in Sherrills Ford, according to Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Aaron Turk. The name of the deceased has not been released. Turk said deputies received a 911 call around 3:45

Mooresville teen enjoying journey through ‘American Idol’

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Three businesses shut down after wind gusts damage building in Mooresville

Three businesses are temporarily shut down after suspected wind gusts damaged the front of a restaurant in Mooresville Sunday afternoon. According to the Mooresville Fire Department, the incident happened in the 200 block of  East Plaza Drive. Hot Shots restaurant was damaged in the incident and fire officials think a wind gust from previous damage at the restaurant caused

Severe storms damages homes and buildings across the Carolinas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Severe storms rolled through the Carolinas Sunday afternoon, knocking down trees and damaging homes and buildings across the area. While the National Weather Service has not yet confirmed a tornado in the Charlotte area as of Sunday night, people living in the Queen City and areas around it felt the impact caused

Wells Fargo could cut Charlotte investment banking jobs

Charlotte is among cities likely to experience Wells Fargo layoffs under a plan by the company to further integrate its corporate and investment banking businesses, a top Wells executive said Friday. But Charlotte will also continue to see Wells Fargo increase its overall employment in the region, which remains its largest employee hub, Chief Financial

LendingTree may move headquarters to historic Charlotte mill

Charlotte-based technology company LendingTree said Friday it’s considering moving its headquarters to a former mill in Pineville to accommodate a fast-growing workforce. Ballantyne-based LendingTree announced plans in November 2016 to relocate to two buildings in SouthPark, but a spokeswoman said Friday that the company is “evaluating alternatives” after its headcount projections increased significantly. “The opportunity

Charlotte’s toughest private, public golf courses

This week’s Charlotte Business Journal features two lists the area’s golf courses, ranked by the U.S. Golf Association men’s slope rating from the championship tees. The USGA assigns slope ratings to show the relative difficulty of a course for the average player compared with the difficulty for an expert player. Charlotte Country Club tops the

Special Olympics staying strong in NC

Special Olympics North Carolina is still thriving, going strong in what will be its 50th year. Using the power of sports to improve to the lives of those with intellectual disabilities, they continue to do so even here in Sampson County. The Special Olympics have been in the county for some time, headed currently by

Charlotte Knights: How To Get Tickets For Baseball Season Opener

CHARLOTTE, NC — The Charlotte Knights minor league baseball team will open the 2018 regular season on Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at BB&T Ballpark at 324 South Mint Street in Charlotte The Knights 2018 home opener is against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. The game will be feature a Magnet Schedule giveaway to the first

Life on Two Wheels: Dockless Bikes Take Charlotte By Storm

Grab a bike, and travel around Charlotte on two wheels. Image: LimeBike Shannon Binns, the Executive Director of Sustain Charlotte says, “It’s fantastic! We’re such an auto-oriented city, and this is giving the people of Charlotte another option — and an easy option.” Ofo Bike is the world’s first and largest dockless bike share operator. They’re in

Iredell’s longest-operating restaurants, Lotus Chinese Restaurant remains a Mooresville favorite

Flames flare up as Ngai Loong cooks on Oct. 27 at Lotus Lotus Chinese Restaurant opened in Mooresville five days before Ronald Reagan was elected to his second term as president. Lotus served its first customers on Nov. 1, 1984, and has been a Mooresville mainstay ever since. Tong was 17 when he began working

Car Show to benefit First Responders in Mooresville

A local neighborhood is giving back to the first responders who helped save a Curtis Pond home after it caught fire in January. The Curtis Pond Community Car Show will be held Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 154 Almora Loop. Registration costs $20 and will begin at 7 a.m. at

NC billboard aims to generate support for keeping Confederate Monuments

A new billboard on Interstate 40 aims to generate support for keeping Confederate monuments in place. The North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans’ billboard is near the I-40/I-95 interchange near Benson. It reads, “Help us protect our veterans’ monuments!” It also features an image of Silent Sam, the controversial monument on the campus of UNC-Chapel

Shrine Club’s bass tourney casts off Saturday on Lake Norman

Ready for a repeat, boats full of aspiring anglers prepare to cast off a the start of a previous Lake Norman Shrine Club’s annual Dogwood Bass Tournament. BYOB (Bring Your Own Bait). That’s just the RSVP in place on all final invitations being extended this week in continued preparation for one of the longest-running angling

Observer All-Region Boys Basketball Selections

Two nationally ranked boys’ basketball players and a history-making coach headline the 2017-18 Charlotte Observer All-Region team. The team is comprised of the top boys’ basketball players in the Observer’s coverage zone who play for schools outside Mecklenburg County. An All-Mecklenburg boys’ team will be announced for players inside Mecklenburg County. Two Cabarrus County teens

Local Businesses Trained for active shooter situations

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Whether it is at a school, a church or a workplace, no place is off limits for terrible acts of violence. “This is some scary dangerous stuff,” CMPD Officer Chris Kopp said. Officers now regularly teach everyday people survival techniques taught to law enforcement and members of our military. Because wherever it

GOP Convention Coming to Queen City?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina’s largest city has submitted its bid to host the 2020 Republican National Convention. Charlotte’s official proposal comes more than six weeks after city officials said they were considering a bid to host the convention. Charlotte hosted the Democratic National Convention in 2012. Mayor Vi Lyles says the Republican National

3 Large Sharks Hooked by CLT Father and Son

A Charlotte family’s chartered fishing expedition off the coast of South Carolina “hit the shark jackpot” last week by hooking three sharks in one morning, including one that “took a bite out of the boat.” Brad Perrigo and his teenage son Buchanan caught the trio of sand tiger sharks Wednesday, five miles off Hilton Head.

Soil testing to cause Business I-40 Closure through April 11th

Ground testing related to the Business 40 Improvement Project is going to lead to alternating lane closures next week. The N.C. Department of Transportation says contractors will alternate closing the eastbound and westbound lanes near Peters Creek Parkway beginning next Sunday. The alternating closures will continue through Wednesday, April 11.  

Cabarrus County becomes home to Walmart training academy

KANNAPOLIS— The A.L. Brown drum line and cheerleaders led a group of enthusiastic graduates through a tunnel of fellow Walmart employees at the store on Supercenter Drive NE last week. Wearing blue caps and gowns with yellow stoles, the graduates represented a new venture for the Kannapolis store as the first employees to complete its

NC Jazz Musician Thelonious Monk

In the 95-year history of Time magazine, only five jazz musicians have been portrayed on its cover. Two of them — one in the flesh, one in the spirit — will be present April 13 at Knight Theater. Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis will lead the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in a tribute to Thelonious Monk,

LAKE NORMAN LIGHT RAIL: $2.3M study

By:Mark Barber Leaders will vote Wednesday night whether to scrap a $2.3 million study to bring light rail to Lake Norman. Transportation leaders originally hoped the Red Line could use the Norfolk-Southern line that runs through Lake Norman. Since Norfolk-Southern has said that plan won’t work, CATS is now looking for another place to build

Corp Headquarters and 367 jobs coming to Mooresville

A company that was granted $2 million in tax incentives if it located here has chosen Mooresville to be the home of its new headquarters, saying it will create 367 jobs. Corvid Technologies LLC will build a 100,000-square foot headquarters building on a 10-acre tract of land near Langtree Road, just east of I-77, the

Krispy Kreme chooses Charlotte’s South End for new corp site

An up-fit permit has been filed on behalf of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. as the site of its future Charlotte corporate operations. The permit is for a space at 2116 Hawkins St. has been filed by Anne Goldman with the city of Charlotte Planning Department, officials said Tuesday. Goldman is Krispy Kreme’s senior director for