Radio hosts Matt and Ramona sign for another 4 years on Charlotte airwaves

“The Matt & Ramona Show” also was recently named — for the fourth time — “Best Radio Show” by the voters in Charlotte Magazine’s BOB Awards.

How a simple hashtag derailed a music event at BluNotes of Charlotte

It was billed as a “listening event” with R&B singer Case, but somehow a misleading hashtag turned everything upside down.

Charlotte black journalists pay tribute to veteran reporter Steve Crump

Crump, a native of Louisville, Ky., has been described as the institutional memory of WBTV, having worked there more than 30 years.

Kimberly Robinson, owner of Sole Addiction Mobile Shoetique, wins business award

The Charlotte-based mobile shoe store was among 102 businesses selected as winners in the 2017 American Small Business Championship.

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison cell

The former New England Patriots star was found hanging in his cell shortly after 2 a.m, according to Massachusetts prison officials. Authorities suspect suicide.

Fresno killings ‘solely based on race’ (video)

At a press conference Tuesday, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer that Kori Ali Muhammad, a black man suspected of killing three white people, chose his targets based on race.

150 years after ‘transformative gift,’ Biddles rediscover Johnson C. Smith University

Descendants of Mary Biddle rediscover the HBCU their matriarch helped to establish a century and a half ago.

With HB2 repeal, NCAA tournaments return to North Carolina

Transgender advocates criticized the decision, saying lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people still face discrimination in North Carolina.

Trump administration drops HB2 lawsuit

The Justice Department said it dropped its lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of House Bill 2 because the North Carolina legislature had replaced it with a new law called House Bill 142.


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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?


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Busy mom makes time to get healthy with Village HeartBEAT program

Karen Flores, the mother of five children, thought she was pretty healthy though she needed to lose some weight. Then...


Pastor Kenneth Robinson preaches Easter Sunday--the Easter Service at The Creek Church relaunched the church after a damaging 2015 arson fire. The Creek Church - formerly Briar Creek Baptist Church--celebrated Easter Sunday with an Easter egg hunt and a vision of "healing, help, and hope." Diedra Laird, The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte church hit by arson is reborn on Easter with new name, new mission

After a 2015 fire, the dwindling African American congregation was forced to ask itself some painful questions, with the most...



For award-winning photographer Zun Lee, the concept of black fatherhood has long been nuanced

This German-born photographer who now lives in Canada is using his camera to expose a truth rarely portrayed or appreciated...


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