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

Amber Alert issued for 8-year-old in watermelon nightgown, last seen near Va. border

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:49:39 EDT

An Amber Alert has been issued for an 8-year-old girl believed to have been abducted in North Carolina by a man who shares her last name. The Amber Alert didn’t … Click to Continue »

Wrestler Ric Flair is ‘awake, communicating,’ says rep, but there are complications

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:22:48 EDT

After 5 days of silence, a rep for wrestling icon Ric Flair has finally updated fans on his condition, noting he’s awake and talking but “there are complications.” Melinda Morris … Click to Continue »

Scenes from the Charlotte Uprising candlelight vigil

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:37:14 EDT

Close of the Charlotte Uprising candlelight vigil Saturday night at Marshall Park. … Click to Continue »

Minnesotans who work in Wisconsin to receive tax credit

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:25:08 EDT

Minnesota is giving up efforts to reach a tax reciprocity agreement with Wisconsin. The end of negotiations means the state of Minnesota will give its residents who cross the border … Click to Continue »

Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:23:04 EDT

Millions of Americans converged on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday for a wondrous couple of minutes … Click to Continue »

Magnetic shifts prompt renumbering for runways at McCarran

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:20:59 EDT

The Las Vegas skyline shifts constantly, but airline pilots always could rely on landing at runways 7L/25R and 7R/25L at McCarran International Airport. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2veQ8WS ) … Click to Continue »

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