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Op-Ed: Photo Essay: Thin Blue Line 2013 - charity ride season is here Special

Charlotte - The Thin Blue Ride Line ride, running from from Cox Harley-Davidson in Rock Hill, SC to Harley-Davidson of Charlotte, NC, starts off my season of great rides and stands out as my favorite for many good reasons.

Snow accumulations in the Carolina's create a rare winter mess Special

Charlotte - South Carolina rarely sees snow and even less rarely sees it accumulate but today accumulations began with a bang as thunder and snow squalls hit leaving some areas accumulating up to 4 inches, the first accumulations in 2 years.

Obama advisor reportedly intimidated Gallup Poll staffers

Washington - After a mid-April Gallup poll showing Mitt Romney leading the president was published, Obama advisor David Axelrod attempted to intimidate Gallup staffers with a string of bully emails.

Video: Charlotte, NC traffic cop moves like Michael Jackson

Charlotte - It seems there is a talented and light-hearted traffic cop in Charlotte, NC. He brightened everyone's day, dancing like Michael Jackson.

Chicago: Teachers strike, gun violence loomed as mayor partied

Chicago - While Mayor Rahm Emanuel worked crowds and gave a speech on behalf of President Obama at the Democratic Convention, a looming teachers strike and bloody shootings plague Chicago.

NBA: Raptors finally defeat NBA’s last place Bobcats Special

Toronto - It wasn’t pretty but the Toronto Raptors were finally able to defeat NBA’s last place team, the Charlotte Bobcats, and finished its five-game home stand with a 3-2 record.

NBA: Bobcats snap long losing streak against Raptors Special

Toronto - After an emotional week and three tough losses against two of NBA’s better teams and sensation Jeremy Lin, a match against last place Charlotte Bobcats would have been either the win to reward Toronto Raptors’ great play or the perfect letdown game.

Couple sues airline over cockroaches on flight

Charlotte - A North Carolina couple has filed a lawsuit against Air Tran Airways after a flight they say they boarded at Charlotte Douglas International Airport became infested with cockroaches causing them great distress.

NBA: Clippers keep win streak alive with 92-87 win over Bobcats

Charlotte - The Clippers were on a two game winning streak coming into tonight against the Bobcats that will start a six game road trip. Charlotte losing Gerald Wallace looks like it is affecting team as they are now on a five game losing streak with this loss.

NBA: Nuggets beat Bobcats by 40 to keep them in Playoff race

Denver - The Nuggets have been proving to their fans that they can still be good without Carmelo Anthony and this 40 points drumming of the Bobcats helped out big time. The Nuggets have now won 5 of 6 games without Melo and is still in the playoff race

NBA: Bulls take care of Bobcats as Michael Jordan sits courtside

Chicago - Former Bulls great Michael Jordan sat courtside to watch his former team the Chicago Bulls take on his current team the Charlotte Bobcats. The Bobcats were leading the season series 2-0 before they meet up last night.

NBA: Bobcats give Lakers most lopsided defeat of the season

Charlotte - The Lakers were once 4-0 on this road trip, but they went to Orlando and lost. They have dropped two in a row with this loss to the Bobcats. The Bobcats beat the Lakers 109-89 giving them the most lopsided loss of the season.

NBA: Wade’s triple-double leads Heat over Bobcats 109 – 97

Charlotte - In back to back games you do not expect teams to get up for them especially after a big game the night before. The Heat are coming off a big win the night before over the Orlando Magic where LeBron went off for 51 points, and tonight it was Wade’s turn.

Democrats pick Charlotte, NC as 2012 National Convention site

Charlotte - Members of the National Democratic Committee received word via email this morning, sent by First Lady Michelle Obama, of the location for the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Festival in the Park invades Charlotte Special

Charlotte - The annual "Festival In the Park" took over Freedom Park in the Dillworth neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend. The three day festival features artists, concessions, and children's attractions.

Runaway trains in Charlotte at Great Train Expo Special

Charlotte - The Great Train Expo descended upon Charlotte for two days of selling, buying and looking this past weekend. The event was held at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo in north Charlotte, North Carolina.

Miracle at Catholic Church restores Virgin Mary Special

Charlotte - It was a Mother's Day miracle at St. Matthew Catholic Church when the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary that was decapitated by vandals was restored to her original condition by local anonymous angel's who donated their time to repair this work of art.

Gun goes off in third grader's desk

Charlotte - A Charlotte, North Carolina elementary school got a first hand lesson on gun safety Tuesday when a student had a handgun in their desk discharge.

Trolley a throwback for Charlotte's South End Special

Charlotte - Just outside of Charlotte's Uptown district, just a short drive south, is the city's "South End" district which runs next to the famous Dilworth area of town. Nestled in there is a trolley line that takes rides on a casual ride to Uptown.

Vandals desecrate praying Virgin Mary statue Special

Charlotte - A statue of the Virgin Mary was vandalized at a Charlotte church and police are trying to figure out who did it. Church members are outraged that someone would cut off the head and hands of Mary, who stands at the center of St. Matthew's garden of peace.

Op-Ed: Skewed perspective on U.S. Tea Party movement Special

Charlotte - Televised media outlets have taken many paths in covering the national Tea Party movement. The path least taken is an unbiased approach revealing both sides of the debate.

North Carolina college ESL department changing lives Special

Charlotte - It is 6 p.m. on a Thursday at Central Piedmont Community College’s Central Campus. The uptown grounds appear dead, except for room 314 of the Kratt building.

Hidden secret outside Charlotte, North Carolina Special

Tucked quietly outside of Charlotte, North Carolina in the little community of Belmont is a hidden treasure of beauty and life called the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens.

St. Patrick's Day strikes Charlotte early Special

Charlotte - Saturday saw the 14th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Green festival in the streets of Charlotte North Carolina. The parade ran almost 2 hours and had something for just about eveyrone in it.

NBA: Michael Jordan buys the Charlotte Bobcats

It was a midnight hour deal, but Michael Jordan sealed the deal when it came to purchasing control of the NBA team in his home state, the Charlotte Bobcats.

NBA: Bobcats look to be sold soon

The Charlotte Bobcats have been on the market for quite some time and now it looks like the sale of the team should take place in the next couple of months.

NBA: Bobcats Make Fourth Quarter Comeback

Charlotte Bobcats' shooting guard Stephen Jackson finished with a game-high 35 points for a strong fourth quarter comeback versus the Miami Heat.

NBA: Toronto Keeps Charlotte Away for Win

Toronto Raptors' power forward Chris Bosh had a monster double-double to keep the Raptors ahead of the Charlotte Bobcats.

Pro Football: Cinci's Henry Laid to Rest

Cincinnati wide receiver Chris Henry was laid to rest today outside of New Orleans, La. NFL representatives from around the league paid tribute to the young man.

NASCAR Hall of Fame to Open in Spring 2010

The NASCAR Hall of Fame is scheduled to open to the public in May of 2010. While giving a boost to the Charlotte, North Carolina market, operators realize making it accessible to everyone is vital.
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