Park and Recreation Director Jim Garges, center, at the opening of the Friendship Sportsplex, a 40-acre recreation area anchored by two baseball fields. The park sits off Beatties Ford Road behind Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, which contributed $285,000 to the project. (Photo: Qcitymetro)

Outdoor recreation center opens behind Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

The Friendship Sportsplex, anchored by two baseball fields, is the result of a partnership between Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation.

Putney: Arresting suspect at church was ‘indefensible’

Speaking to clergy and community members, CMPD Chief Kerr Putney said the arrest of West Charlotte High School band director Duncan Gray during Sunday worship at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church was a “failure in leadership.”

Why are you single? Qcity locals gather to discuss being alone

Documentary explores being Christian and single. Is anyone really OK with it?

Bryan Stevenson urges America to heal its racial tensions by facing its mistakes

Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, was as a speaker at Christ Episcopal Church, which has a Faith Forum to talk about healing a broken world.

Seigle Avenue Presbyterian Church property to be sold

The church plans to seek transitional space after the sale closes and then find a new, permanent location, a churh official said.

Obama: Faith is the ‘great cure’ for fear (video)

President Barack Obama, in an address to the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, spoke against giving in to fear. (Feb. 4)

At MLK breakfast, Graham reflects on his ‘complex’ path toward forgiveness

Malcolm Graham’s oldest sister, Cynthia Hurd, was among nine black worshipers killed in 2015 by a white supremacist inside a Charleston, S.C, church.

A heart to help the ‘homeless and those in need’

A year ago, Perfect Provisions ministry was providing bag lunches for 75-150 homeless children at Charlotte’s Thomasboro Academy. Barbara Wilder […]

Rock Hill woman’s gift to a stranger starts a chain reaction of giving

Lacy Hoover was just minding her own business, pushing her cart at Sam’s Club in Rock Hill on Tuesday, when a stranger approached. What happened next would start a chain reaction of giving.

Tonya’s T-shirt Campaign

This Christmas season, Qcitymetro columnist Tonya Rivens is collecting T-shirts for inmates in the Mecklenburg County jail, and she needs your help.

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After 64 months in federal prison, Harriet Jinwright is released to a halfway house

Harriet Jinwright, 57, was released Aug. 18 from a federal prison in West Virginia after serving five years, three months...


Stop by the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art for a jazz concert performed by the Ziad Jazz Quartet on Friday night.

5 Events to Start Your Week (August 29 – September 2)

This week, celebrate OnQ's tenth anniversary. Enjoy free jazz. Have lunch in the park and much more.



Waiting for political-correctness foes to applaud Colin Kaepernick

If those on the political right are so tired of "political correctness," then why aren't they lining up to support...


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Why drinking water is essential to a healthy body

Because our bodies are made up of about 60 percent water, it is important that we consume enough to survive...



Shirley Hughes will lead JCSU board of trustees

For the first time in its nearly 150-year-history, Johnson C. Smith University will have a woman leading its board of...


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OnQ presents An Evening With Paul Carter Harrison
Jazz at the Bechtler: A Tribute to Tromboniest Frank Rosolino featuring: Rick Simerly on Trombone
The Annual Cherry Reunion
September Lupus Foundation Support Groups – North Charlotte