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

‘I heard gunshots’: One critically hurt in second Rock Hill shooting in 4 hours

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:21:42 EDT

A 20-year-old man is in critical condition at a Charlotte hospital after being shot in an incident on Walnut Street Sunday night in Rock Hill, police say. It was the … Click to Continue »

"He was a moving spirit"

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:59:03 EDT

A candlelight vigil was held in honor of David Lindsay Sunday night at AMF University Lanes. Lindsay was a local barber at No Grease Mosaic Village who had a large impact on many in his community. … Click to Continue »

Teen falls from 3rd floor balcony at home on NC beach and dies, officials say

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:05:13 EDT

In what has become a deadly summer ritual, yet another teen has died after falling from balcony at one of the Carolinas beaches. The victim, a 19-year-old, has not been … Click to Continue »

US stocks mostly higher in midday trading; oil recovers

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:25:01 EDT

Utilities led U.S. stocks mostly higher in midday trading Monday as falling bond yields made high-dividend companies more attractive to income-seeking investors. Financial stocks were also headed higher. Technology companies … Click to Continue »

What's happened to the pro-gun wish list in Washington?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:22:57 EDT

Gun rights advocates entered the Trump era with high hopes. After years of frustration they thought a gun-friendly president and Congress would advance their agenda. At the top of the … Click to Continue »

Fear of rat lungworm disease impacts Hawaii produce market

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:18:47 EDT

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture is urging consumers to simply wash their vegetables in hopes of guarding against the threat of rat lungworm disease. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported ( ) … Click to Continue »

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