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Charlotte’s SouthPark mall will add five more stores by August, the late summer, property owner Simon said Tuesday in a news release. Those moves come as the high-end south Charlotte mall undergoes a “transformational” multimillion-dollar plaza project that will include a brewery opening by late summer, The Charlotte Observer previously reported. Stores that have opened or are set to open are: ...

Authorities say there’s been a recent rise in drug smuggling through Charlotte Douglas International Airport and more federal agents have been called in. Charlotte’s office of Homeland Security Investigations is particularly concerned about a spike in seizures of fentanyl at the airport. In 2019, agents confiscated only trace amounts of the drug. Last year, close to 38 pounds was seized in ...

May 9—RALEIGH — The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Ben Anderson as the new warden of the Piedmont Correctional Institution in Salisbury. He had been the deputy warden at Central Prison in Raleigh. "Warden Anderson has a remarkable depth and breadth of experience earned from two decades of service in our prison system," said Commissioner of Prisons Todd Ishee. "He ...

WASHINGTON — Congress held its first hearing in half a century Tuesday on unidentified flying objects. And no, there is still no government confirmation of extraterrestrial life.

Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., Wednesday walked back blockbuster drugs-and-sex claims about fellow lawmakers in a brutal tongue-lashing from GOP leaders. Cawthorn admitted to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy that he made up claims that he saw lawmakers doing cocaine and that they invited him to orgies. “He changes what he tells and that’s not becoming of a congressman,” McCarthy said. “He ...

Ely Lilly. Kroger. Red Bull. Recently, these familiar corporate names have been in the local news. Each has received an economic development investment from the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners. Many local companies have also, but these bigger names are the ones of which you have heard.

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