Diana Rugg, NBC Charlotte

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Past articles by Diana:

Remembering Chelsea: Community honors woman's legacy through softball

Chelsea wished every girl could experience softball the way she did. Her parents turned to softball to keep her legacy alive -- a foundation that helps girls who can't afford the equipment take the field. → Read More

Chinese Lantern Festival comes to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

With the cooler, crisper fall air on its way, there is a perfect place in the Charlotte area to take an evening stroll. → Read More

PGA HOPE program gives back to wounded veterans

Golf fever is in full swing in the Queen City. But before the PGA championship swings into action this week, professional golfers are saying thanks to veterans who have served our country. → Read More

Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles hosts Town Hall on job recruitment

Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles hosted the first of two Town Halls this week focused on recruiting women and minorities to jobs with the city. → Read More

Outdoor pool, spraygrounds to open for the public

Memorial Day weekend means cookouts, family time, and pools opening across the area. → Read More

Hundreds celebrate Mother's Day at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

It couldn't have been a more beautiful Mother's Day. → Read More

Youngsters compete in 'water tower' building contest

Young students got to combine their art and engineering skills today to see who could build the best "water tower" out of recycled materials. The contest taught the youngsters the importance of clean drinking water and how cities make that happen. → Read More

Volunteers help clear trash in annual 'Big Spring Clean'

Mecklenburg County’s greenways will look a little cleaner Saturday night after hundreds of volunteers spent the day pulling trash out of local creeks. → Read More

Providence Presbyterian celebrates 250th anniversary

One of the oldest church congregations in Mecklenburg County celebrated its 250th anniversary Sunday. → Read More

Charlotte pet owners celebrate Pet Palooza

Pet Palooza at Independence Park in Charlotte's Elizabeth neighborhood raised money for the Humane Society of Charlotte. Pets can dress up and compete for prizes, cool off in a wading pool or just enjoy the sights. → Read More

Randy Moss joins the Spartan Race

NFL great Randy Moss joined the Spartan Race this morning at Porter Farms in Cabarrus County. He was part of a 10-person team running to honor the memory of a friend’s father in Charlotte who died suddenly last year. → Read More

Charlotteans fill uptown for St. Patrick's Day Parade

The streets of uptown filled with floats, bands and bag pipe music Saturday morning. → Read More

Small Business Saturday provides big boom for Charlotte

"It gives people a chance to lay their eyes on, taste a product, or test them out," said Tobe Holmes with Center City Partners. "They also get to meet the people behind the businesses and they might just come back later." → Read More

WCNC teams with Cabela's for Protect Your Child Day

The digital software takes a child's picture and handprint and stores it on a DVD for parents to take with them and keep at home. → Read More

24 Hours of Booty wraps up it's 14th year tonight

When 24 Hours of Booty wraps up its 14th year Saturday night, it can claim to have raised nearly a million dollars a year for cancer research. → Read More

Local teens build Habitat for Humanity home in Huntersville

Rebecca Releford cut the ribbon on her Habitat for Humanity "Youth Build" home accompanied by her three daughters, ages 15, 8, and 3. It makes sense that kids will live in the new house considering teens from ten middle schools, high schools, and church groups in northern Mecklenburg and Iredell Counties sponsored it. → Read More

Mallard Creek senior ends year by dropping out

Three generations of one North Carolina family took a big leap as they took to the skies for a family skydive. → Read More

'Sliding into home' pet adoption drive underway

Looking to add a four-legged member to your family? This might be just the weekend. → Read More

Giving thanks and services to veterans before Coca Cola 600

Even the U.S. Veterans Administration recognized the number of veterans who would be at the Coca Cola 600, and used race to reach them. → Read More

Graves decorated at Salisbury National Cemetery

Every single veteran buried at Salisbury's two national cemeteries were remembered this Memorial Day weekend. → Read More