Asheville, North Carolina was listed as #10 on a list of the friendliest cities in America. Do you agree? Charleston, South Carolina was listed as #1.

Newark, New Jersey was listed as the #1 “unfriendliest” city in America. See the full list of friendly and unfriendly cities: (Photo credit: Scott Halleran)

Charlotte’s newest outlet mall is set to open its doors at 10 o’clock this morning. Charlotte Premium Outlets is expecting thousands of people to come out for the grand opening — and to line up before the stores open.

Channel 9 will have the outlets opening covered from all angles through out the day:

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Oops! There seems to be a misspelling on a sign that was unveiled yesterday in Charlotte. Can you catch the spelling error?

Chopper 9 flew over the sign on Johnston Road pushing to the new flyover bridge for I-485.

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The bill would allow hemp oil extract taken from a marijuana plant to treat intractable epilepsy, a seizure disorder unresponsive to three or more treatment options. It would also prohibit doctors from being prosecuted for dispensing the medicine and would direct universities to research it.

People in Charlotte are healthier and more in shape than this time last year, according to a new report.

The American College of Sports Medicine ranked the top 50 cities based on its American Fitness Index.

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Kevin Hughes opened up to Channel 9, saying he was not only embarrassed, but felt as if he was out of his mind when he walked inside a Tega Cay Walmart in the middle of the night, wearing nothing but black shoes.

“I’m sorry, I’m sorry. It was an accident. It wasn’t something I intended to do,” he said.

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So far, Charlotte and surrounding areas has seen about 1.5” of rain — and the event is not over yet. We expect over 2” by the end of the event today.

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Meteorologist Vicki Graf gives an update to the beautiful weather today and what we can expect in the future.

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Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts sent us this video thanking our Facebook fans for helping us reach our major milestone 100,000 likes.

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Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested today by FBI agents for alleged violations of federal public corruption laws.

The federal criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court, charged Cannon with theft and bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, honest services wire fraud and extortion under color of official right.