News archive from 16 December 2014

A revaluation fix in need of repair

Like a poorly constructed home, Mecklenburg's flawed 2011 revaluation keeps providing unpleasant surprises to property owners in the county. The latest is the revelation, reported in Sunday's Observer, that property owners who purchased undervalued...

 

Tuesday's college basketball

No. 24 North Carolina (6-3) vs. UNC Greensboro (4-6) 7 p.m., Greensboro Coliseum, ESPN2 After a 5-1 start, the Tar Heels have lost two of their past three games. This one should allow North Carolina a chance to rebuild confidence. … The...

 

Checkers Gameday: Oklahoma City at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Barons (15-6-2-2) at Checkers (9-14-2-0) Time Warner Cable Arena, 7 p.m. The Checkers, who snapped a franchise-worst eight-game road-winless streak with a 3-1 victory against Texas on Saturday, begin a four-game home stand on Tuesday that will take...

 
Oxford mayor hospitalized, recovering from pneumonia

Oxford mayor hospitalized, recovering from pneumonia

Oxford Mayor Leon Smith is recovering at home after a hospital stay of unspecified length for pneumonia, according to a statement from the city. The statement, issued Friday, said the 72-year-old Smith had been hospitalized for that illness at Trinity...

 

Anniston man’s car hit with gunfire Saturday

A man told Anniston police that someone shot into his car Saturday, according to a police report. The 46-year-old man told police that between 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 a.m. Sunday someone shot into the driver’s door and window of his Kia Soul...

 

Live now: Elon at Duke

Live Blog Live Updates: Duke vs. Elon

 

Memories of financial crisis fading as risky practices rise

WASHINGTON Six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the lessons of the financial crisis may already be fading from collective memory. Just last week: • Congress acted to loosen the regulation of the high-risk investments that ignited the 2008...

 

Council rejects North Tryon QuikTrip

The Charlotte City Council voted against a rezoning petition Monday that would have allowed a QuikTrip gas station on North Tryon Street, near Interstate 485. In an usual rejection of a rezoning petition, council members sided with city staff, who...

 

Gov. Pat McCrory pushes renewal of preservation credits

Gov. Pat McCrory helped launch a new campaign Monday to renew a tax credit that supporters say has helped lure $1.5 billion in private investments. McCrory joined Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz on a conference call with developers,...

 
Timeline of Australia hostage drama at Sydney cafe

Timeline of Australia hostage drama at Sydney cafe

SYDNEY An armed gunman entered a Sydney cafe during Monday morning's rush hour and took an unknown number of hostages. Hours after the crisis began, five people escaped but a number of others remained inside. Then early Tuesday morning, a loud bang...

 

Observer's Sweet 16 Prep Basketball poll 12.15.14

West Charlotte's boys and Myers Park's girls remain No. 1 in the Sweet 16, but there are several new teams this week. In the boys' poll, 3A Hickory Ridge, 3A Weddington and 3A Cox Mill join the poll. Hickory Ridge has won six straight games,...

 
FBI, 'Anonymous' now involved in burned teen case

FBI, 'Anonymous' now involved in burned teen case

JACKSON, Miss. — It has been more than a week since a Mississippi teen was found walking down a road in Panola County, Miss., on fire with burns over 98% of her body. Jessica Chambers, 19, died a gruesome death at the hands of a still unknown...

 
Inspector General: VA issued false statements

Inspector General: VA issued false statements

VA officials made false or misleading statements this year about a long history of medical cases that involved apparent delays in seeking opinions from specialists for ailing veterans, according to an Inspector General report issued Monday. The...

 

Lake Norman hotel project delayed

Plans for a large Lake Norman mixed-use community that will include a 108-room hotel were delayed Monday night so the town of Mooresville can finish a small area plan for the area in question, off Alcove Road between Interstate 77 exits 31 and 33....

 
Camille Cosby defends her husband

Camille Cosby defends her husband

Camille Cosby hasn't said anything as the weeks and months have gone by with one accuser after another stepping forward to tell a story of a decades-old incident involving her husband. Most of the time, the women say they were drugged and raped. On...

 

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