A reading program that has cost North Carolina more than $150 million has produced no measurable results, according to a new study from NC State University. The deeper dive echos what average test scores showed.
A reader asked CuriousNC to investigate the origins of town names in the Outer Banks, specifically Duck, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Ocracoke. Here are the legends and true stories behind the names of the vacation towns.
Hundreds of NC teachers have failed their math licensing exam, putting their jobs at risk, since North Carolina started paying Pearson testing company to administer the test. State officials say the new exam may be the problem.
NC Republicans claim a Supreme Court candidate is a Democratic plant. Christopher Anglin is a Democrat who just changed party registration. Now he could help a Democratic candidate by taking votes from a Republican incumbent.
Deven Sawyer was a rising senior at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC, when he went on a trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was killed after a bus crash. Teachers, friends and family say they'll remember him as kind and generous.
Charlotte's Memorial Stadium and Central Piedmont Community College are bringing back their July 4 firework show a day early. The celebration of America, and the city's anniversary, will include live music, food trucks and games.
What are the consequences of drinking and driving in North and South Carolina? What’s the different between a DUI and a DWI? Find answers to frequently asked questions related to alcohol laws including arrests, fines and procedures.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Thursday to review a lower court ruling that found Rowan County, NC, commissioners' practice of saying Christian prayers before their public meetings violated the U.S. Constitution.
A Providence Day School student has died from injuries sustained in a bus crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during the Charlotte, N.C., private school's study abroad trip to the city. Nine other students and two faculty members were injured.
A massive new 100-acre development is coming to Charlotte Douglas Airport, in what the airport said is the largest project since Norfolk Southern railroad moved its intermodal yard there four years ago. The firm uses robotics.
PSA Airlines, a regional carrier of American Airlines, will operate on a reduced scheduled of flights into and out of Charlotte Douglas airport until noon Monday after a technical issue led to cancellation of about 70 flights on Sunday.
Green River Preserve in Cedar Mountain, NC, is for curious and creative kids who are rising second through ninth graders. It is one of the camps where kids get to attend thanks to the Charlotte Observer's Summer Camp Fund.
The Bag Lady, which closed its doors in Dilworth in March, has found a new store location in Elizabeth near Central Piedmont Community College. The boutique, which sells apparel and gifts for women, will host a grand opening celebration June 23-24.
Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, but its parks may not be keeping up. Trust for Public Land (TPL), a nonprofit that advocates for urban parks, ranked Charlotte last for its parks at 97.
Saying it's a revival of segregation, the NC NAACP and an array of Charlotte's black education leaders vow to fight a controversial town charter school bill if it passes. They say they'll go to court if necessary.