Gastonia police officer suspended following accusations of assaulting a woman

Court documents claim McSwain hit the woman in the face and nose with a vanity stool that he threw at the woman. The incident happened the day after Valentine’s Day.

  Jussie Smollett to be removed from ‘Empire’ season’s final episodes

Smollett reported being beaten up by two men who shouted racist and anti-gay slurs and threw bleach on him. But his story fell apart when actors Smollett knew from the "Empire" set and the gym told police that Smollett paid them $3,500 to stage the attack.
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Man mows down family of 8 when dad asks him not to smoke near kids, police say

Police say the man ran over a family of eight after the father asked him not to smoke near his kids.

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  Experts say hole under Charlotte couple’s home likely old mine shaft to gold

20 fire departments fight massive house fire in Stanly County

‘It’s like you have a new lease on life.’ Woman battling 20-year depression finds relief from little-known treatment

Recent rain impacts I-277 construction, plus other outdoor projects

  ‘It’s clear the public’s confidence in the election has been undermined’: Mark Harris calls for new NC-9 election

In stunning fashion Republican Mark Harris called for a new election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.
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  In cold-case break, 78-year-old man charged with 1979 murder of his wife

Dona Mae Bayerl, disappeared from her Wisconsin home in 1979. Her body was never found.

  Police arrest men who ‘terrorized dollar stores’ in possibly 40 armed robberies in Charlotte

Silver Alert issued for 25-year-old woman reported missing in Stanly County

Mother has questions after 10th grader tased during fight at SC high school

12th juror selected in Rayquan Borum trial

  Mine shaft found under Charlotte house could be 150-year-old tunnel to gold

CLT Airport breaks all-time high passenger record in 2018

Unloaded gun found in trash bin at CMS middle school

Man shot, killed after fight breaks out at west Charlotte home

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  Huge Florida sex trafficking sting results in nearly 50 arrests and 200 warrants, with more still coming

Investigators said the sex trafficking ring operated out of at least three spas in Central Florida, with at least two more suspected of being involved.

SPORTS

  App State Men’s Basketball Drops 80-75 Decision to Georgia State

Appalachian State men's basketball overcame a 17-point first half deficit, but fell 80-75 to Georgia State on Thursday evening inside the Holmes Center.

  Queens claims a share of the South Atlantic Conference regular season title with a win over Catawba

After playing from behind for most of the game, Queens beats Catawa 91-87 to claim a share of the regular season title in the South Atlantic Conference.

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Email from Panthers president confirms practice bubble timeline, ticket price change

‘SouthPark Susan’ gives reporters middle finger after viral NC harassment case continued

Woman killed, three injured in crash near Central Cabarrus HS

The wreck happened around 6 p.m. on Hwy 49 near Central Cabarrus High School. Police say a vehicle heading south on Hwy 49 crossed the center center line and struck another vehicle head-on.
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  World’s biggest bee found: It’s as big as your thumb

The bee is the world’s largest, with a wingspan of 2.5 inches. These bees are about four times larger than a European honeybee.

$12 million worth of meth seized in a shipment of frozen strawberries in TX

Police ID man arrested for attempted kidnapping at south Charlotte CATS bus stop

New petition launched to change the name of UNC Charlotte to University of Charlotte

Immigrant living in Charlotte says undocumented immigrants “disrespect” the United States