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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

CMS schedules makeup days in January, February and March. Get ready for few breaks.

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:01:34 EST

Schools that were closed Tuesday will make up the time on Jan. 22, and all Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students will attend extra days in February and March to make up for … Click to Continue »

UNC Charlotte takes down white ‘noosed figures’ that appeared to depict lynching

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:21:05 EST

A photo posted on Snapchat shows a “sculpture of a white body” hanging from a noose on a tree at UNC Charlotte, the news editor of the student-run Niner Times … Click to Continue »

Burglary at height of winter storm is foiled when getaway truck gets stuck, cops say

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:51:42 EST

A burglary committed under cover of this week’s major winter storm came unraveled at the last minute, when a getaway truck filled with stolen goods got stuck at the scene … Click to Continue »

Lawyers protest detention of Kelly, Ghosn’s co-accused

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 22:47:49 EST

Lawyers for Greg Kelly, the American executive arrested last month with Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn on suspicion of underreporting Ghosn's pay, protested his prolonged stay in Japanese detention Wednesday. … Click to Continue »

Royals, Hamilton finalize $5.25M contract

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 22:28:47 EST

The Kansas City Royals and speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton finalized a $5.25 million contract Tuesday that includes up to $1 million in performance bonuses and a mutual option for 2020. … Click to Continue »

Malaysian ex-PM slapped with new charge over 1MDB scandal

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 22:20:44 EST

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been charged with tampering with the final audit report into a defunct state investment fund, adding to a long list of corruption allegations … Click to Continue »

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