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

60-year-old man charged in fatal shooting of avid gardener

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:24:04 EDT

Police have charged a 60-year-old man with murder in connection with the Oct. 9 shooting of 53-year-old Willie Baker south of uptown Charlotte. Baker, an avid gardener, was shot in … Click to Continue »

Food Lion executive resigns amid child sex investigation

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:18:10 EDT

A Food Lion executive has resigned a day after police charged him with a sex offense involving someone he thought was a girl but turned out to be an undercover … Click to Continue »

He tried buying a $90K Mercedes from an NC dealership – using another man’s ID

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:26:47 EDT

A man was arrested Wednesday after law enforcement officials in Lincoln County said he attempted to buy a $90,000 car with another man’s identity. A manager at Lake Norman Exotics … Click to Continue »

Federal officials target harassment in Arizona Tribes

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:47:51 EDT

A scathing new report released this week by the U.S. Department of Interior casts a critical light on the Bureau of Indian Affairs response to sexual harassment complaints by Colorado … Click to Continue »

Los Angeles police open Weinstein sex assault investigation

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:43:45 EDT

Los Angeles police say they are investigating a possible sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein — the first involving the producer in the city. Police spokesman Sal Ramirez says the … Click to Continue »

Rank-and-file House members learn budget framework details

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:39:37 EDT

Rank-and file Connecticut lawmakers were given their first glimpse Thursday of a tentative, bipartisan budget framework that includes proposals to increase the state's cigarette tax and eventually eliminate local motor … Click to Continue »

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