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Charlotte is the largest city in the U.S. state of North Carolina and the seat of Mecklenburg County. In 2012, the estimated population of Charlotte according to the U.S. Census Bureau was 775,202, making it the 17th largest city in the United States based on population. The Charlotte metropolitan area ranks 23rd largest in the US and had a 2012 population of 2,296,569. The Charlotte metropolitan area is part of a sixteen-county market region or combined statistical area with a 2011 U.S. Census population estimate of 2,442,564. Residents of Charlotte are referred to as "Charlotteans".

The city is a major U.S. financial center, the second largest financial center by assets following New York City. Bank of America and the East Coast operations of Wells Fargo are headquartered in the city. Charlotte is also home of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League, the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Carowinds amusement park, and the U.S. National Whitewater Center.

Right Now in Charlotte

Threat of flooding remains after heavy rains pummel Charlotte

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:23:11 EDT

Parts of the Charlotte area remained under a flash flood warning late Tuesday amid persistent heavy rains. UNC Charlotte, Charlotte Motor Speedway and downtown Huntersville and Concord were among the … Click to Continue »

How did this goose know a donkey was pregnant, even when its human caretakers couldn't tell?

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:08:41 EDT

Why has a male goose become smitten with a female donkey that’s being cared for by a North Carolina rescue group? It seemed odd even to the rescuers when the … Click to Continue »

NBA superstar Steph Curry just inked a deal with Sony. Here's what he hopes to produce.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:30:38 EDT

NBA superstar Steph Curry plans to focus on family, faith and sports themes in the film, TV and other projects he intends to develop with Sony Pictures Entertainment. In announcing … Click to Continue »

Portsmouth International Airport to charge parking fee

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:51:27 EDT

The Portsmouth International Airport will charge passengers a daily fee to park at the airport beginning in October. The Portsmouth Herald reports the Pease Development Authority's board of directors voted … Click to Continue »

Indonesia oil well fire kills 11 people, injures dozens

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:37:00 EDT

A newly drilled, unregulated oil well caught fire as people were trying to collect the oil early Wednesday, burning to death at least 11 people and injuring dozens of others. … Click to Continue »

EPA security chief also worked for owner of tabloid company

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:26:44 EDT

The security chief for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency worked on the side as a private investigator for the owner of a tabloid news company with close ties … Click to Continue »

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