The Best of Charlotte!

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

Pregnant male sharks? Researcher discovers 7 hermaphrodite sharks, 6 of them pregnant

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 11:02:37 EDT

The discovery of seven sharks with both male and female sex organs has one marine researcher convinced “there is something going on with sharks,” according to Science News. Six of … Click to Continue »

Lyft driver carjacked by armed man in Charlotte neighborhood, police say

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 16:48:47 EDT

A Lyft driver was carjacked early Saturday morning in NoDa, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police report. The suspect was a potential Lyft customer, the report said. The driver was about … Click to Continue »

Bear ignores woman’s screams, climbs into her minivan and eats her lunch

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 01:01:39 EDT

A Georgia woman screamed in fright as a bear climbed through an open window and into her minivan, tore up a child seat and ate her lunch. “A bear beat … Click to Continue »

Russia on a high as World Cup wraps; Putin’s problems remain

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 14:43:40 EDT

Despite a national wave of elation from the World Cup that bathed Russia in a rosy light, President Vladimir Putin will face some challenges in extending the post-soccer glow at … Click to Continue »

Mohawk Valley report sees small uptick in manufacturing

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 14:20:05 EDT

A state economic report on the Mohawk Valley says there has been a small uptick in manufacturing employment after a long-term decline. New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released a … Click to Continue »

Tourism group faces stark future after restaurant tax ends

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 14:17:00 EDT

Leaders of a northeast Mississippi tourism group are planning cuts after lawmakers didn't renew a $2-million-a-year local restaurant tax. The Commercial Dispatch reports that the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau … Click to Continue »

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