Teen was jogging on a neighborhood trail when a stranger attacked, NC cops say  Charlotte Observer

A teenager was jogging on a trail in the Weddington Chase subdivision when an unknown person stabbed him in the back, North Carolina deputies say.

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These large ‘elusive’ snakes live underground in NC. Experts need help finding them  Charlotte Observer

The NC Wildlife Resources Commission is asking for the public’s help to find northern pine snakes, elusive reptiles that grow up to 7 and a half feet and live …

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A neighbor shared dramatic cell phone video with Channel 9 which showed people running to help the woman inside and carry her away from the burning house as smoke billowed into the sky.

That neighbor said she was inside her car and could feel the heat from the massive fire.

(WATCH BELOW: Cell phone video of massive house fire)

In the video, you can sense the panic as neighbors try to figure out how to help. Moments later, you see a group of people running to carry the woman away from the burning home.

She was taken to the hospital, where she was recovering Friday morning from serious injuries.

A dog was also rescued from inside the home.

“Bring a stretcher toward the scene,” a firefighter can be heard saying in an emergency radio transmission to dispatchers. “Female got burns on her hands and arms. That’s all I can see right now. I don’t know how much exposure she got from the smoke.”

It took nearly three dozen firefighters about 20 minutes to put out the flames, and crews stayed at the property overnight to monitor hot spots.

Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the blaze.

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Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles wins Democratic primary by wide margin  Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles easily won Tuesday’s Democratic primary, all but guaranteeing that she’ll become the city’s first mayor in nearly a decade to win a …

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