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

Gunshot victim found in SUV that smashed into a parked car on a Charlotte road

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:53:06 EST

A gunshot victim was found in an SUV that smashed into a parked car in Charlotte on Saturday, police said. The victim died at Carolinas Medical Center, according to police. … Click to Continue »

Driver fatally shoots stranger who jumped on car hood, broke window in Charlotte

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:00:12 EST

A driver in north Charlotte shot a stranger who jumped on his car hood and broke a window, police said. The man who was shot, 21-year-old Robert Demarcus McManus, had … Click to Continue »

Rookie USA Kids Fashion Show features celebrities in Charlotte

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:59:28 EST

Friday's 2019 Rookie USA Kids Fashion show at Founders Hall featured the kids of athletes and celebrities such as Chris Paul, Thomas Davis, Carlos Beltran, Greg Olsen, Thomas Davis, Captain Munnerlyn, P. Diddy and Kurt Coleman. … Click to Continue »

Return to sender: High court to hear undeliverable mail case

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 08:23:32 EST

Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution for mail that gets returned as undeliverable, a common problem for businesses that send lots of letters. But the process he helped … Click to Continue »

Welfare funding to help cover fuel for low-income families

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 08:21:44 EST

Maine says it will use welfare funding to help cover fuel costs for low-income families. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Maine State Housing Authority said … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Israeli challenger: No appeasement for Iran

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 08:19:12 EST

The Latest on the Munich Security Conference (all times local): 2:10 p.m. The leading challenger to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says there will be no appeasement of Iran if … Click to Continue »

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