News archive from 21 November 2014

Lawyers expect many undocumented immigrants in Charlotte to seek help

Charlotte immigration lawyers and advocates said they expect an onslaught of local undocumented immigrants to line up for help being announced by President Barack Obama on Thursday night to make them eligible for temporary protected status and no...

 

Pay rises for leaders of Charlotte economic development groups

Compensation for the leaders of Charlotte's three economic development groups is rising again after a dip during the economic downturn, according to a review of tax filings by the nonprofits. Charlotte Chamber president Bob Morgan saw his total pay...

 

Smell of death permeates ruined Yazidis villages

TAL AL AZIZZIYAH, Iraq - The pungent smell of the dead hangs low in this village, and not even the colorful headdresses the men have wrapped across their faces can keep it out. “Come here,” a man shouts from atop a pile of rubble,...

 

Live now: North Carolina at Duke

The Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels play for the Victory Bell Thursday night at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham. Follow for updates. Live Blog Live Updates: North Carolina at Duke

 

Carolina Panthers must balance present, future after bye week

When they get back from their bye-week break, the Carolina Panthers will spend the next five weeks trying to straddle evaluating for the future and winning now in a division that has featured little of it. That will be a tough task for Panthers coach...

 

Inside Prep Basketball 11.21.14

Sweet 16 No. 2 Ardrey Kell girls (1-0) visit No. 1 Myers Park (1-0) in the Observer-area game of the night Friday. This is a rematch of last season's N.C. 4A Western Regional championship, which Myers Park won en route to the school's first state...

 

Observer's Sweet 16 football poll 11.21.14

Rk.Team (Class)Rec.1Independence (4A)12-02Mallard Creek (4A)11-13Butler (4A)10-24Charlotte Christian (IND)11-15Charlotte Catholic (4A)11-16Concord (3A)12-07Hough (4A)9-38Vance (4A)9-39Weddington (3A)11-110East Lincoln (2A)12-011Lake Norman...

 

Pick 7: Observer football game picks for 11.21.14

Corey InscoeChris KroegerDelano LittleBret McCormickLangston Wertz Jr.South Charlotte NewsWFNZ, 610-AMWBTV, Channel 3Rock Hill HeraldThe Charlotte ObserverLast Week3-44-33-43-45-2This Season64-2565-2468-2159-3058-31Butler at Mallard...

 

High school football gameday 11.21.14

Top Area matchups No. 3 Butler (10-2) at No. 2 Mallard Creek (11-1) A rematch of the 2013 N.C. 4AA state semifinal, which Mallard Creek won. These two have won four of the past five N.C. 4AA state championships. No. 7 Hough (9-3) at No. 1 Independence...

 
Obama: We must fix 'broken' immigration system

Obama: We must fix 'broken' immigration system

The White House has released excerpts from tonight's immigration speech in which he disputes the notion that his plan amounts to "amnesty" for people in the country illegally: "That's the real amnesty -- leaving this broken system the...

 

Reflections on the 2014 NASCAR season

Next race Daytona 500 What: 200 laps (500 miles) Where: Daytona International Speedway, a 2.5-mile highly banked, paved tri-oval in Daytona Beach, Fla. When: Feb. 22, 2015 TV: Fox Radio: Motor Racing Network 2014 winner: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Worth...

 

Immigration response from NC congressional delegation

“President Obama’s executive action on immigration will exacerbate the problems of an already broken immigration system and send a troubling signal that he has no interest in bipartisan cooperation with Congress. Instead of ignoring...

 
Obama suspends deportations, battle joined with GOP

Obama suspends deportations, battle joined with GOP

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama moved Thursday to halt deportations for nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants, provoking a heated fight with congressional Republicans who warned him against taking action on his own. Obama's actions reversed his...

 

Charlotte teams could do well in 4A, 4AA football playoffs

It's been a long time since Mecklenburg County sent two teams to the N.C. 4A and 4AA state football championships, but there's a real chance this year. In 2006, Pete Gilchrist's West Charlotte team advanced to the N.C. 4A finals and played Greenville...

 

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