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Charlotte Works to launch $4.2 million Careers4All program

The nonprofit workforce development board will target new resources in areas of Mecklenburg County where unemployment rates are in the double digits.

5 Things to do this week in Charlotte (Nov. 13-17)

Leslie Odom, Jr. and Jay-Z are headlining shows here in the Queen City this week.

Worker at Charlotte airport charged with possessing pipe bomb

The airport released a statement saying the 30-year-old man had no access to airplanes or restricted areas within the facility.

Wow! What a week (Nov. 5-10)

Charlotte elects its own version of Maxine Waters. Republican Kenny Smith never had a chance. And Papa Johns says “no, thanks” to an alt-right endorsement.

What’s Happening, Charlotte: 14 Fun Things to do this weekend (Nov. 9-12)

There are plenty of food and drink events to satisfy your palates this weekend along with the Southern Christmas Expo happening at The Park Expo.

Joel Ford will seek re-election to his N.C. Senate seat

The three-term Democrat, who failed in his quest to be Charlotte’s mayor, announced his re-election bid on Wednesday, hours after mayor-elect Vi Lyles secure the job he sought earlier this year.

Race continues to divide black and white Southerners, Winthrop Poll finds

The poll, taken in 11 Southern States, asked residents about their attitudes toward race, religion, Confederate monuments and the economy, among other issues.

Vi Lyles elected Charlotte mayor

Lyles made history by becoming the first African American woman elected to lead the city. Democrats won big in other races as well.

Preserving black history: free workshops for the archivist in you

Johnson C. Smith University, in partnership with Culture Blocks, will host a series of free workshops designed to help families and individuals preserve heirloom photos and documents.

Cop enters convenience store to find robbery in progress

A 39-year-old man was arrested after an officer in the University City Division walked into a Circle K where an armed robbery was underway.


A peek inside Firehouse Bar & Lounge, soon to be Charlotte’s newest hot spot

Owner Clarence Boston said he hopes the lounge, located near Bank of America Stadium, will attract young professionals of all...


I can’t keep rolling my eyes at today’s headlines; it’s starting to hurt

Is it just me, or is the constant drum beat of social media starting to make us loopy?


Why women should weight train

As a fitness professional, I enjoy seeing others reach their fitness goals — weight loss, gaining strength, revving up their...


Friendship Missionary Baptist to sponsor hurricane-relief trip to Texas

The church is looking for able-bodied men to work gutting homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.


Joel Ford will seek re-election to his N.C. Senate seat

The three-term Democrat, who failed in his quest to be Charlotte's mayor, announced his re-election bid on Wednesday, hours after...


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