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

SC public safety officials to review York County police pursuit where 2 killed

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:27:49 EDT

South Carolina public safety officials will review a police pursuit where two people were killed in a fire and crash after a chase in York County. The state probe is … Click to Continue »

Police shootings have cost Charlotte millions. Will the Franklin case add more?

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:55:19 EDT

The shooting death of Danquirs Franklin by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police could cost the city more than this week’s social turmoil, based on past payouts in lawsuits following police shootings. The city … Click to Continue »

Video from second officer could shed light on deadly shooting. Where was his camera?

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:47:52 EDT

When Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Wende Kerl shot and killed Danquirs Franklin at a northwest Charlotte Burger King in March, her body camera recorded it. The officer standing next to her, … Click to Continue »

Corporate America embraces 420 as pot legalization grows

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 20:58:27 EDT

Marijuana users have for decades celebrated their love of the drug on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate … Click to Continue »

Family detention space goes unused as Trump warns of crisis

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 20:05:33 EDT

President Donald Trump has warned that Central American families are staging an "invasion" at the U.S.-Mexico border. He has threatened to take migrants to Democratic strongholds to punish political opponents. … Click to Continue »

Khris Davis wants to lead A’s to playoffs again and again

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:50:37 EDT

Khris Davis is hardly comfortable with the kind of attention and fanfare the Athletics pulled out Friday to honor him for opting to stay in Oakland. So it was quite … Click to Continue »

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