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

This clerk was shot over 46 cents. Here’s what he did about it.

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:54:06 EST

On Wednesday, Jamil Swedat received the Mecklenburg District Attorney’s “Above and Beyond Citizen’s Award.” To understand why, consider these numbers: In August 2014, while he was working behind the counter … Click to Continue »

Musician Pharrell says new song is inspired by the Keith Scott shooting

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:48:29 EST

The fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott is now the inspiration behind a new song by Grammy award-winning artist Pharrell Williams and his group, N.E.R.D. The group released the song … Click to Continue »

Charlotte’s Good Fellows draws record crowd – raising $5,600 per minute for the needy

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:42:48 EST

The century-old Charlotte brotherhood known as The Good Fellows set an attendance record Wednesday, when members of the all-male club gathered to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Charlotte’s … Click to Continue »

Chicago Transit Authority to raise 2018 train, bus fares

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:49:32 EST

Bus and train commuters are going to have to pay more for Chicago Transit Authority rides next year. The transit agency's board on Wednesday unanimously approved raising fares by 25 … Click to Continue »

Reuters demands Myanmar release its 2 journalists

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:47:29 EST

Reuters news agency called on Myanmar to immediately release its two journalists who were arrested for possessing "important secret papers" obtained from two policemen who had worked in Rakhine state, … Click to Continue »

EPA chemical safety nominee drops out amid strong opposition

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:43:18 EST

President Donald Trump's pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency withdrew his nomination Wednesday after bipartisan opposition made his Senate confirmation unlikely. Officials at the White House … Click to Continue »

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