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 2018-06-19 22:58 

Charlotte Observer

1 hurt when Jet Ski explodes on Lake Norman...

A person was taken to Lake Norman Regional Center after a Jet Ski exploded on Lake Norman, near Great Point Drive in Mooresville. Great Point Drive is off Brawley School Road, just north of Trump National Golf Club Charlotte....

 2018-06-19 22:04 

Charlotte Observer

Mitch Kupchak's NBA draft memory: No workouts, no celebration, just a telegram...

NBA draft: Charlotte Hornets' Mitch Kupchak got a telegram from Washington Bullets; now he travels the wold as general manager...

 2018-06-19 21:53 

Charlotte Observer

Gas leak creates traffic nightmare in uptown Charlotte...

A gas leak at a construction site has created a traffic nightmare in uptown Charlotte during the Tuesday afternoon commute. The gas leak is at Stonewall and Caldwell streets, and drivers are being prevented from accessing Interstate 277....

 2018-06-19 21:26 

Charlotte Observer

Is the separation of families a 'cruel' policy or result of a broken system?...

Members of Congress and candidates from North Carolina are split over a Trump administration immigration policy that separates children from their families along the border. Even one Republican senator condemns it....

 2018-06-19 21:22 

Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Hornets GM Mitch Kupchak on trades, needs and draft challenges...

NBA draft: Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak talks trades, areas of need and the challenge of scouting (particularly forward Michael Porter). The Hornets will have the 11th pick in the NBA draft Thursday night....

 2018-06-19 21:09 

Charlotte Observer

Beaten down by the news? Hang in there...

A new Pew poll finds that 7 out of 10 Americans are worn out by the amount of news there is these days. With the information technology explosion, we get it. We also know that there's never been a more important time for Americans to stay informed....

 2018-06-19 20:46 

Charlotte Observer

Days after deadly Buenos Aires bus crash, Providence Day leaders rush to Argentina...

Ten Providence Day students and two faculty chaperones were injured in a bus crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The head of the Charlotte private school and other school officials traveled to the country to help the study abroad group....

 2018-06-19 20:02 

Charlotte Observer

Our politicians are failing, so let's limit them all to one term...

Observer readers comment on term limits, impeachment, immigration policies, the global gag rule, abortion in Argentina, and tariffs...

 2018-06-19 19:50 

Charlotte Observer

School in Virginia trades Confederate general's name for Barack Obama...

The Richmond, Virginia, School Board voted to rename an elementary school that honored Confederate Major Gen. J.E.B. Stuart to Barack Obama Elementary School....

 2018-06-19 19:34 

Charlotte Observer

Jerome Robinson's NBA journey begins Thursday, but first? A trip back home (sort of)...

Raleigh native Jerome Robinson, who played high school basketball for Broughton High, is expected to be chosen in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday. He worked out for the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday in his brief return to North Carolina....

 2018-06-19 19:26 

Charlotte Observer

Charlotte's grocery wars are getting even more intense. Just look at Cotswold....

The new Publix opening in Cotswold is the latest reminder of how competitive Charlotte's grocery scene is. The 50,000 square-foot store, which opens Wednesday at 7 a.m., is right across Randolph Road from Harris Teeter....

 2018-06-19 18:25 

Charlotte Observer

Republicans are abusing religion to defend their abuse of children...

Republicans are using the Bible to defend taking children from parents. They're wrong, and they're also hurting religion...

 2018-06-19 18:25 

Charlotte Observer

The White House is abusing religion to defend its abuse of children...

Republicans are using the Bible to defend taking children from parents. They're wrong, and they're also hurting religion...

 2018-06-19 18:09 

Charlotte Observer

A Charlotte billboard recruiting LeBron James? This illustrator created one for ESPN....

Illustrator Ryan Simpson imagined what a LeBron-to-Charlotte billboard would look like for ESPN's...

 2018-06-19 17:21 

Charlotte Observer

Atrium nears big change with its anesthesiologists. Here's what patients should expect...

Atrium Health will switch to a new group of anesthesiologists who will work at most of the system's Charlotte-area hospitals starting July 1, when Thomas Wherry's company Scope Anesthesia of North Carolina takes over from Southeast Anesthesiology ...

 2018-06-19 17:07 

Charlotte Observer

CMS teachers don't reflect the diversity of their students. This program aims to help....

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) requested $500,000 from the county to help fund their cultural proficiency initiative, which aims to improve the relationship between teacher and student. It wasn't included in the county manager's recommended b...

 2018-06-19 17:03 

Charlotte Observer

The mom's boyfriend said the boy might grow up to be gay. Now he's accused of murder....

In 2016, two kids in Charlotte died of abuse within six months of each other, and the mothers' boyfriends were charged in the killings. At a court hearing, a Mecklenburg prosecutor told the public how Drakeword Watts and Mariya Owens died....

 2018-06-19 16:17 

Charlotte Observer

GM Mitch Kupchak details which position Hornets will likely address at No. 11...

NBA draft: Charlotte Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak on which position likely at No. 11, trade questions and workout mysteries....

 2018-06-19 15:40 

Charlotte Observer

Spicy, smoky, cheesy, melty burgers — on the inside...

Hidden inside these tame-looking burgers is a smoky and spicy blend of bacon, chipotle, cheese and something unexpected pepperoni. Because the ground beef part of these burgers is patted fairly thin, there's less of a chance you'll undercook it. F...

 2018-06-19 15:39 

Charlotte Observer

Four steps to making a great grain salad, every time...

There's something comforting about having a pantry stocked with whole grains. Just having them on hand, with intentions to put them to good use, feels nourishing....

 2018-06-19 15:04 

Charlotte Observer

Chicken Milanese has its moment...

It's an excellent moment for cutlets Milanese....

 2018-06-19 14:51 

Charlotte Observer

Warm cheese meets fresh herbs in a happy springtime marriage...

Warm cheese. Fresh herbs. I scan menus for the combination and order it every time in salads, with vegetables, over pasta, on grilled breads....

 2018-06-19 14:49 

Charlotte Observer

No courses, no assigned seats, no-hassle dinner party...

I don't like dinner parties. Maybe this is an inconsequential admission for some, but the dinner party is high currency in the circles I run in as a food writer, academic and chef's wife. In Washington, dinner parties are a big deal, where a group...

 2018-06-19 14:35 

Charlotte Observer

Residents say a death 'has to happen for the city to make changes.' They may be right....

A record number of pedestrians were killed in Charlotte in 2017. In west Charlotte, some feel the city has ignored them, and it took the 2016 death of an 11-year-old girl to make changes. The city said it will make West Boulevard safer....

 2018-06-19 13:50 

Charlotte Observer

American Airlines says computer issue stabilized, working to restore PSA flights...

American Airlines announced Tuesday that regional carrier PSA...

 2018-06-19 13:23 

Charlotte Observer

'Irate passenger' strikes window at Charlotte airport after flight was canceled, CMPD says...

A woman was cited after she reportedly hit a window at the Charlotte-Doulgas International Airport in frustration after her PSA flight was canceled. The American Airlines regional carrier has an IT issue....

 2018-06-19 12:46 

Charlotte Observer

Review: Hall & Oates and Train mostly soar. But about that bit of self-indulgence......

Going into the co-headlining show by Hall & Oates and Train Monday night at Charlotte's Spectrum Center, I hoped to see two bands who remember why they made it big in the first place. And they satisfied me — for the most part....

 2018-06-19 11:34 

Charlotte Observer

What could too many selfies lead to? Oh, just the collapse of civilization...

National Selfie Day is Thursday. History teaches us what excessive self-regard can do to a society....

 2018-06-19 11:27 

Charlotte Observer

Man, woman injured in uptown Charlotte stabbing...

Two people were injured in a stabbing in uptown Charlotte Tuesday morning....

 2018-06-19 10:00 

Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Hornets to welcome back some big names for 30th anniversary...

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the NBA in Charlotte. On Tuesday, the team will announce a handful of fan-focused, nostalgic ways to commemorate the anniversary, including the debut of Muggsy Bogues as a Hornets Ambassador for the season....

 2018-06-19 06:28 

Charlotte Observer

Seven Mecklenburg County stars named to NC prep baseball all-state team...

The N.C. Baseball Coaches Association has named its 2018 all-state baseball team. Seven Mecklenburg County stars and a plethora of Observer-area players made the team...

 2018-06-19 04:00 

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He terrorized the NC coast in World War II. The last U-boat captain has died at 105....

The last surviving German U-Boat captain, who terrorized the Atlantic off North Carolina's Outer Banks early in World War II, has died at age 105. Reinhard Hardegen described his exploits to the Observer decades after the war....

 2018-06-19 01:08 

Charlotte Observer

Former NC officer accused of 'forcing himself' on women over months, SBI says...

A former sheriff's captain in the North Carolina mountains was arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted two women while still on the force. Charles Wilhelm worked ion the Buncombe County Jail....

 2018-06-18 23:48 

Charlotte Observer

Former NC town leader says he's a doctor. He's not, prosecutor says...

A former council member in the North Carolina mountain town of Fletcher falsely claimed to be a doctor when he testified at the drug trial of a real doctor, a jury found. Milton Byrd, 66, was found guilty of felony obstruction of justice....

 2018-06-18 22:57 

Charlotte Observer

After three years in limbo, this historic Charlotte estate can fix its financial woes...

Charlotte City Council approved a proposal to rezone the historic VanLandingham estate for 22 townhouses on the upper edge of Plaza Midwood. Property owner Billy Maddalon hopes to start developing the property as quickly as possible....

 2018-06-18 22:38 

Charlotte Observer

New, 20-story tower coming outside uptown Charlotte, despite neighborhood objections...

Charlotte City Council on Monday voted to approve a new 20-story office tower and hotel that is planned for a site near the midtown, Cherry and Elizabeth neighborhoods. The development drew opposition from neighborhoods including Myers Park....

 2018-06-18 20:21 

Charlotte Observer

Panthers' first-round pick, former Maryland wideout DJ Moore, signs rookie deal...

Carolina Panthers first-round draft pick DJ Moore signed his rookie contract Monday, nearly two months after the Panthers selected him 24th. Moore, a receiver from Maryland, is the last of the Panthers' eight draft picks to sign....

 2018-06-18 20:07 

Charlotte Observer

More an event than an everyday concert, Slayer's Final Tour roars through Charlotte...

There are concerts and there are events. And the Charlotte stop of thrash-metal legend Slayer's Final Tour fell squarely in the latter column last Thursday at PNC Music Pavilion....

 2018-06-18 19:43 

Charlotte Observer

Family-owned Charlotte bookstore files for bankruptcy...

A family-owned used bookstore in Charlotte, aptly named The Last Word, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. The move comes over a month after the retailer closed its store on North Tryon Street....

 2018-06-18 19:28 

Charlotte Observer

'We do not know when this is going to be fixed,' American says of CLT flight problems...

Travelers found themselves stranded for the second time in a week because of a technical problem with American Airlines' regional carrier, PSA, that forced the cancellation of dozens of flights to Charlotte Douglas International Airport....

 2018-06-18 18:56 

Charlotte Observer

Lea Michele, freshly engaged, opens up about the other main man in her life right now...

Lea Michele dishes on her former...

 2018-06-18 18:37 

Charlotte Observer

Is Trump really blaming Democrats for family separations?...

Observer readers comment on immigration policy, Robert De Niro, Charles Krauthammer, John McCain, term limits, and stnding up to Trump...

 2018-06-18 18:23 

Charlotte Observer

In 2009, Stephen Curry had NBA draft destination in mind, and it wasn't Golden State...

Stephen Curry's NBA draft in 2009 was just as imprecise as the 2018 one will be Thursday. The former Davidson star had no desire to be picked by Golden State nine years ago, but his preferred destination never did materialize....

 2018-06-18 17:30 

Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Latin star named NC girls soccer player of the year...

Charlotte Latin's girls soccer star is named N.C. girls soccer player of the year by Gatorade...

 2018-06-18 16:05 

Charlotte Observer

Providence Day students, faculty injured in crash in Argentina...

Providence Day students and faculty chaperones were injured in a deadly crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina....

 2018-06-18 16:05 

Charlotte Observer

Providence Day students, faculty injured in crash in Argentina...

Providence Day students and faculty chaperones were injured in a deadly crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina....

 2018-06-18 15:53 

Charlotte Observer

A prayer for the government workers who separate children from parents...

To those who carry out Trump's border policy:...

 2018-06-18 15:41 

Charlotte Observer

CMPD officer charged with driving while impaired in the mountains this weekend...

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer was arrested and charged with driving while impaired in Avery County, near the cities of Banner Elk and Boone in the North Carolina mountains. Officer Tyler Kishpaugh has been placed on unpaid leave....

 2018-06-18 15:03 

Charlotte Observer

Cop wore CMPD uniform when stealing $900 in razors, meat, other goods, police say...

Former Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Samuel Yaravitz is charged with shoplifting at Harris Teeter grocery stores in Dilworth, Myers Park, South Park, Cotswold and Mint Hill. He stole steaks, shaving cream and other items, according to arrest warran...

 2018-06-18 11:29 

Charlotte Observer

Trump's border policy is cruel. Republicans in Congress can stop it now...

Donald Trump's policy of separating families is abhorrent. Thom Tillis, Richard Burr and other members of Congress can step in...

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