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

Have questions about our state’s recovery from Florence? CuriousNC will get answers.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:09:51 EDT

CuriousNC answered your questions as Hurricane Florence churned through the state, and now our team of journalists in Charlotte, Durham and Raleigh is ready to get answers to your questions … Click to Continue »

What do birds do during a hurricane? CuriousNC finds few ruffled feathers.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:25:53 EDT

Before she evacuated Oak Island, Mary Ellen Rogers packed up a collection of feathered refugees: two pelicans, two hawks, five owls and a vulture. As founder of Sea Biscuit Shelter, … Click to Continue »

‘Lead is no joke’ – activists plan to press CMS on contaminated school water

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:12:28 EDT

Making references to water contamination in Flint, Mich., activists Thursday denounced Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for withholding information about lead in school water and mold in classrooms. “Charlotte-Mecklenburg, too, is Flint. That’s … Click to Continue »

New veterans’ cemetery slated for northern New Mexico

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:14:42 EDT

A $3.2 million federal grant has been awarded to construct a state veterans' cemetery in the northern New Mexico town of Angel Fire. U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, … Click to Continue »

Correction: Lebanon-Arak Drink story

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:10:31 EDT

In a story Sept. 20 about Lebanon's national drink, arak, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of one of the country's largest arak producers. The name is Domaine des … Click to Continue »

Kremlin slams new US sanctions affecting arms exports

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:00:40 EDT

The Kremlin has dismissed the latest round of U.S. sanctions that affected an aircraft-making factory as an "unfair" move to undercut Russia as a major arms exporter. The United States … Click to Continue »

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