Local media reports say 25-year-old Justin Jerrell Eason is charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police said they found Eason at his home and took him into custody without incident.
The Department of Health and Human Services released its newest numbers on Thursday. So far 137 people in North Carolina have died from the virus this season, passing last year’s total. Most of the deaths have occurred in people age 65 and older.
Abortion-rights groups want the Republican-led legislature to keep its hands off rules proposed by state regulators for how North Carolina abortion clinics must operate. Several Democratic lawmakers plan to join health providers and activists at a Thursday news conference at the Legislative Building. 12:25 PM
Hundreds of Charlotte volunteers were out early Thursday morning, starting a two-year effort to end chronic homelessness in the community. The annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count is building a registry of people who live on the street. 07:17 AM
Around 15.6 million visitors visited the state's 39 parks and recreation areas last year—which is a 10 percent increase from 2013. Fort Macon logged more than 1 million visitors in 2014. 07:37 AM
Officials in Tyrrell County say a woman known for feeding bears may have been killed by one of the animals. 08:08 AM
2015 North American International Auto Show
Our Ed Keiner shares some of his favorite highlights from this year's 2015 North American International Auto Show.
01/23/2015 03:48 PM
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers need help to identify the man they say sprayed a 2-year-old pit bull with pepper spray. 01/28/2015 04:44 PM
The tour was part of the council's annual budget retreat and Wednesday it focused on district six in the South Park area, district seven in the Ballantyne area and the district around Steele Creek. 01/28/2015 10:00 PM
The widow of a fallen Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer says she was banned from having involvement in the park named in her late husband's honor. Jennifer Shelton says the City of Locust won't allow her to give input or make suggestions when it comes to the Officer Jeff Shelton Memorial Park. 01/28/2015 05:39 PM
Ann Clark was named superintendent on Tuesday and is scheduled to give a "State of our Schools" address on Thursday. 01/28/2015 09:03 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said alcohol is the most commonly abused drug among youth in the United States. The same report found 10 percent of eighth graders said they've had a drink in the past month. 01/28/2015 05:16 PM