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Oct 23, 2023

Elon brings law school program to Charlotte

Elon University’s new law school in Charlotte will be a boon for professionals seeking the opportunity to enter the legal field. Dubbed the “Elon Law Flex Program,” the school will offer students the chance to meld their studies with jobs, families and other commitments, offering them the chance to earn a Juris Doctor degree in […]

Aug 21, 2023

Ally commits nearly $1 billion to housing initiatives 

CHARLOTTE — Ally Financial Inc. has announced nearly $1 billion in giving and capital deployment in 2023 to address the wealth gap and barriers to economic mobility through housing initiatives. More than $4 million in grants and investments will be deployed in Ally's hometowns of Detroit and Charlotte to support affordable housing initiatives.

May 22, 2020

Charlotte is now the 15th largest US city

The city of Charlotte is now the nation’s 15th most populous city, surpassing San Francisco. Citing new census data, The Charlotte Observer reported Thursday that the city’s population jumped two spots in the past decade. Charlotte’s population rose 19.9 percent. It was 731,400 in 2010 and 885,700 as of last July. People have arrived in […]

Jul 20, 2018

84-year-old North Carolina man cleared in wife’s death

CHARLOTTE (AP) An 84-year-old North Carolina man with dementia has been cleared in his wife’s shooting death more than two years ago. The Charlotte Observer reported a judge dropped charges Thursday against Jim Norris, after two medical experts said he would never be able to stand trial. Prosecutors say Norris shot and killed 79-year-old Charlene Norris in […]

Jul 19, 2018

Ex-prison warden wins suit over violence by inmates, guards

CHARLOTTE (AP) A federal jury on July 19 rejected claims the former warden of one of North Carolina’s most dangerous prisons bore responsibility for life-threatening threats posed by inmates and even guards in the gang-infested lockup. Lawyers for convicted killer Stacey Wynn contended that former Lanesboro Correctional Institution superintendent Lawrence Parsons should be held accountable [...]

Jul 9, 2018

Woman ran school as front for foreign athletes to avoid ICE

CHARLOTTE (AP) A North Carolina woman has pleaded guilty to falsely enrolling foreign teens sought by basketball recruiters and coaches in her small private school. WSOC-TV reports that Evelyn Mack faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty July 2 to a felony charge of concealing, harboring or shielding unlawful aliens. A federal indictment says […]

Jun 12, 2018

NAACP threatens lawsuits over charter school and voter ID

RALEIGH (AP) North Carolina civil rights leaders are threatening to sue the state over a recently passed law that allows mostly white communities near Charlotte to create their own charter schools and a potential new voter ID law. “Legislating state-sponsored discrimination cannot continue without consequences,” North Carolina NAACP President T. Anthony Spearman said at a June [&helli[...]

Jun 4, 2018

Ex-North Carolina doctor pleads guilty to multiple charges

CHARLOTTE (AP) A former North Carolina doctor has pleaded guilty to multiple charges after prosecutors accused him of prescribing pain medication to female patients in exchange for sex. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release that 65-year-old Michael Alson Smith entered guilty pleas to charges including aggravated identity theft and health care […]

May 16, 2018

North Carolina beer distribution law: Brewers’ suit bubbling

RALEIGH (AP) Craft brewers in a froth over a North Carolina law requiring beer-makers to hand over substantial control of their product to an outside company on May 15 sought communications involving one of the state’s most powerful political interest groups. Lawyers representing two Charlotte craft breweries filed court documents demanding documents and communications including emails [&he[...]

May 11, 2018

NC officer accused of stealing from grocery store

CHARLOTTE (AP) Detectives in North Carolina say a police officer is accused of shoplifting from a grocery store. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney told a news conference May 10 that officer Samuel Yaravitz was identified as a suspect in seven shoplifting cases from a Harris Teeter between Feb. 13 and May 9. A news release from […]

Apr 25, 2018

Ex-officer accused of lying about injured N. Carolina woman

CHARLOTTE (AP) Years after a woman accused a police officer of yanking her out of her car and slamming her face-first while handcuffed to the ground, a federal grand jury has charged him with using excessive force and misconduct in office. The U.S. Justice Department said in a news release that former Hickory Police Sgt. […]

Mar 21, 2018

Legal technicality is latest twist in infant killing case

RALEIGH (AP) The case against a man accused of murdering his infant daughter took another unusual turn March 20 when North Carolina’s appeals court ruled that a judge shouldn’t have bypassed a jury to find him guilty. Todd Eric Boderick’s 2016 conviction of first-degree murder represented one of the first homicide trials under a state legal […]

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