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NCCU trustee launches $1 million endowment with $250,000 gift

By Glenn Burkins

The money will be used to enhance the NCCU School of Business, which recently announced plans for a new, state-of-the-art building on the Durham campus.

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The Excelsior Club, located on Beatties Ford Road about one-half mile north of the main entrance to Johnson C. Smith University, was for many years the leading private black social club in the Southeast, and one of the largest of its kind on the East Coast. (Source: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission)

Excelsior Club, now in foreclosure, faces uncertain future

State Rep. Carla Cunningham, who inherited the club from her husband, said she hasn’t decided what she’ll do with the historic landmark, a fixture in the Charlotte’s black community since 1944.

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1 dead in southeast Charlotte following shooting at house party

A CMPD spokesman said the shooting happened just before 11 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Kelford Place, which is just off Sardis Road near the McAlpine Creek Greenway.


Former President Barack Obama tries his hand at kite surfing during a visit with British billionaire Richard Branson on his island Moskito, in the British Virgin Islands, in a picture handed out by Virgin on February 7, 2017. (Photo: Jack Brockway)

A Drunken, Sad Song to Barack Obama

It’s been a month since former President Barack Obama left the White House, and Qcitymetro contributor D. Barbara McWhite is feeling poetic.


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