News archive from 12 January 2015, page 11

French far-right leader faults EU policies for attacks

BRUSSELS France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen says Europe must examine whether its immigration and security policies or economic austerity are partly to blame for the attacks in France. Addressing the European parliament in Strasbourg Monday, Le...

 

Ross distribution center in Fort Mill sold for $14 million

A Charlotte-based real estate investment management firm has purchased a Ross Stores distribution center in Fort Mill for $14 million, commercial real estate investment firm DTZ said Monday. The building off Interstate 77 at Exit 88 totals more than...

 

Mecklenburg County Prep Girls Basketball Standings 01.12.14

Southwestern 4A School Overall Conf.Myers Park11-13-0Rocky River12-23-1Butler11-63-2Porter Ridge9-52-2East Mecklenburg2-111-2Garinger2-101-3Independence0-150-3 SoMeck 8 School Overall Conf.Ardrey Kell13-25-0South Mecklenburg9-54-1West...

 
Acura shows revised NSX supercar -- and prices it

Acura shows revised NSX supercar -- and prices it

DETROIT -- As if its supercar wasn't already super enough, Acura unleashed its new NSX on America's most significant auto show here Monday with improvements that make it faster, bigger and even more in-your-face. It even added a ballpark price that...

 
Family Dollar CEO calls Dollar General offer 'problematic'

Family Dollar CEO calls Dollar General offer 'problematic'

The battle over dollar-store chain Family Dollar took an unexpected twist Monday as the chairman and CEO urged shareholders to accept a lower offer from rival Dollar Tree — or face the possibility of going it alone. Despite a higher bid from...

 
Madoff case prosecutors join private firm

Madoff case prosecutors join private firm

NEW YORK – Federal prosecutors who won convictions that led to prison terms for former employees of Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernard Madoff are changing legal teams. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matthew Schwartz and John Zach are joining the law firm...

 
Ford shows hot trio including GT supercar successor

Ford shows hot trio including GT supercar successor

Ford unveiled a new supercar at the Detroit Auto Show. The new GT marks the return of the mid-engine super car which was last sold in the 2006 model year. The Ford GT made a triumphant return today with the unveiling of a sleek and edgy supercar the...

 
McCaskill to stay in Senate, skip Mo. governor race

McCaskill to stay in Senate, skip Mo. governor race

WASHINGTON — Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill said Monday she will not run for governor in 2016 — staying put in the U.S. Senate instead of running for chief executive of Missouri. "Where I can have the biggest impact is to remain in the United...

 

Charlotte-area high school basketball games of the week

CISAA Conference Play, Tuesday: Charlotte's oldest private school league is full of some of the city's best rivalries. League play starts Tuesday. Charlotte Latin is at Country Day; Covenant Day, a league newcomer, is at Charlotte Christian; and...

 

Charlotte-Area High School Basketball Players of the Week

Stephanie Watts, Weddington girls: 22 points, 10 rebounds, six assists against Cuthbertson Tuesday, and 36 points, 11 rebounds, 11 steals and 10 assists against Marvin Ridge. Grant Williams, Providence Day: In back to back games against two of the...

 

Lights out at Church and Stonewall uptown; traffic diverted

Traffic lights are out at the intersection between Church and Stonewall streets in uptown. Crews are working to restore the lights that went out Monday afternoon. In the meantime, officials have blocked off Church Street and are diverting motorists to...

 

Charlotte Observer-area Girls Basketball Leaders 01.12.14

Scoring Name Team AverageStephanie WattsWeddington30.2Maya CaldwellDavidson Day28.6Julia ScolesSouth Iredell24.9Alyssa CarboneCentral Academy22.2Jasmine SandersGaringer21.6Taylor HelmsCuthbertson21.5Kendal CloningerNorth Gaston21.5Jenesai...

 

Belmont Police investigating fatal single car traffic accident

The Belmont Police Department is investigating a fatal single-car accident that occurred Sunday morning. Margaret Lee Lumsden, 72, of Charlotte was the driver who died in the accident. Police said she was driving on I-85 South through Belmont at...

 
Marines help woman confronted by robbers

Marines help woman confronted by robbers

LYNNWOOD, Wash. – Three U.S. Marine Corp recruiters in their office heard repeated honking last week. When they went outside to see what was happening, they stumbled upon a robbery. "It looked like road rage," said Sgt. Ricardo Schebesta....

 
Vandy rape trial for 2 ex-football players to begin

Vandy rape trial for 2 ex-football players to begin

With the trial of two former Vanderbilt University football players accused of rape scheduled to begin Jan. 12, 2015, Tennessean outlines things watchers need to know. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Despite all of the national attention on Monday, the opening day...

 

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