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2014: Year in Review

2014: Year in ReviewTake a look at the best moments of the year, the top stories, those we lost, and the most memorable photos.
  • News
  • 5 days, 1 hour ago
Regional

Search underway on SC coast for missing child

Search underway on SC coast for missing childEmergency workers in Little River on the South Carolina coast are searching for a 4-year-old autistic child who went missing on Christmas Eve.
  • Regional
  • 1 hour, 35 minutes ago
Life

You can't help but smile when you meet this 'elf'

You can't help but smile when you meet this 'elf'With a pink Santa hat perched on her head, Dryden Shirks pushes a red wagon full of toys into the Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. From just a glance, it's obvious that this six-year-old is on a mission.
  • Life
  • 1 hour, 55 minutes ago
News

A Panthers coach helps family whose presents were stolen

A Panthers coach helps family whose presents were stolenfamily whose Christmas presents were stolen earlier this week will have a joyful Christmas after all, thanks to a Secret Santa from the Carolina Panthers.
  • News
  • 21 hours, 39 minutes ago
Plaza Midwood

Penguin Drive-In trademark, signs, equipment to be sold

Penguin Drive-In trademark, signs, equipment to be soldIf you've ever wanted to buy a piece of The Penguin Drive-In, you'll have your chance soon.
  • Plaza Midwood
  • 1 day ago
Consumer

What to do with unwanted gift cards

What to do with unwanted gift cardsGift cards make quick, easy gifts, but they don't always get used. It's estimated that $750 million worth of gift cards will go unredeemed this year, according to CEB TowerGroup, an advisory group that tracks gift card trends.
  • Consumer
  • 5 hours, 38 minutes ago
Consumer

How to easily return presents

How to easily return presentsSometimes Santa screws up and the present you get isn't exactly what you were hoping for.
  • Consumer
  • 4 hours, 58 minutes ago
Uptown - First Ward - Fourth Ward

Two new apartment towers coming to uptown

Two new apartment towers coming to uptownCharlotte's skyline is about to change again.
  • Uptown - First Ward - Fourth Ward
  • 20 hours, 31 minutes ago
Crime

SC mom who drove kids in ocean to be committed

SC mom who drove kids in ocean to be committedA Florida judge says a South Carolina mother who drove her three children into the ocean off Daytona Beach should be involuntarily hospitalized for mental health treatment.
  • Crime
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Consumer

Very last-minute shoppers unite!

Very last-minute shoppers unite!Perhaps you were one of them. Part of the large crowds of shoppers out on Christmas Eve. Paper Skyscraper in Dilworth's neighborhood was slammed all day with people picking up last minute gifts.
  • Consumer
  • 21 hours, 5 minutes ago
Local

Fire rips through NoDa business, apartments

Fire rips through NoDa business, apartmentsFire crews worked to battle a two-alarm fire at a business in NoDa Tuesday evening.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
Crime

2 found shot on side of I-85

2 found shot on side of I-85The Anderson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting along Interstate 85 Wednesday morning after a passing motorist reported seeing two victims along the side of the road.
  • Crime
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Severe Weather

Rain clears out, making way for beautiful Christmas Day

Rain clears out, making way for beautiful Christmas DayIt's a soggy Christmas Eve in the Charlotte area and the First Warn Storm team says the rain will be coming to an end this evening with clearing skies toward morning.
  • Severe Weather
  • 1 day ago
Local

CMPD: Mom, son missing from E. Charlotte

CMPD: Mom, son missing from E. CharlotteCharlotte-Mecklenburg Police are asking you to be on the lookout for two people who haven't been seen since Sunday.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
Local

Flooding along Providence Road in south Charlotte

Flooding along Providence Road in south CharlotteOne lane of Providence Road is closed after heavy rain caused flooding along the south Charlotte road.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
Panthers

Panthers meet Falcons with playoff spot on the line

Panthers meet Falcons with playoff spot on the lineThe Carolina Panthers went about two months this season without winning a game, but yet this team is now just one win away from a second straight trip to the playoffs. With a win over the Falcons in Atlanta on Sunday afternoon, the Panthers will clinch a second...
  • Panthers
  • 1 day, 18 hours ago
Local

Charlotte airport packed with travelers

Charlotte airport packed with travelersEarly Wednesday morning the Charlotte Douglas International Airport was busy with thousands of passengers trying to get to their final destination on Christmas Eve.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 8 hours ago
Local

CFD Chief: Mechanical failure led to Ballantyne crash

CFD Chief: Mechanical failure led to Ballantyne crashThe Charlotte Fire Department's Chief, Jon Hanna, held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss the latest crash involving a CFD fire engine.
  • Local
  • 2 days ago
Severe Weather

Pilot explains how weather delays flights

Pilot explains how weather delays flightsTwo days before Christmas, the airport was a popular place. More passengers means more flights, and bad weather moving through the area means more delays. What steps can you take to see if your flight could be next?
  • Severe Weather
  • 1 day, 18 hours ago
Local

Shopping today? Here's how late stores are open

Shopping today? Here's how late stores are openHere's a look at how late some Charlotte area stores are open on Christmas Eve.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Money

The best gift card deal in the country

The best gift card deal in the countryI have found the perfect last minute gift card deal - and easily the best in the country
  • Money
  • 1 day, 7 hours ago
Severe Weather

Tornadoes, floods target Southeast

Tornadoes, floods target SoutheastDrenching rain and severe thunderstorms are walloping portions of the South on Tuesday.
  • Severe Weather
  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
Traffic

Authorities investigating deadly accident in York County

Authorities investigating deadly accident in York CountyAuthorities investigating deadly accident in York County
  • Traffic
  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
Business

Family Dollar merger vote delayed until January

Family Dollar merger vote delayed until JanuaryThere was only one item on the agenda at the Family Dollar shareholders' meeting Tuesday morning in Charlotte: Adjourn the meeting until next month.
  • Business
  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
Crime

CMPD: Man accused of killing elderly mother

CMPD: Man accused of killing elderly motherPolice charged a 56-year-old man in the murder of his mother
  • Crime
  • 2 days, 9 hours ago
Local

Most spectacular holiday light displays in the Charlotte area

Most spectacular holiday light displays in the Charlotte areaLooking for the biggest, best Christmas light displays in the Charlotte area for the 2014 Christmas season?
  • Local
  • 2 days ago
Local

NC now 9th largest state; SC has growth spurt

NC now 9th largest state; SC has growth spurtThe Carolinas continue to rank among the nation's fastest-growing states, newly released U.S. Census population estimates show.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 23 hours ago