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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.

Across America, thousands march in support of immigrants

In Charlotte, an estimated 7,000-8,000 marchers shut down portions of Tryon and Trade streets at midday and police kept watch at several intersections as motorists were forced to wait.

Levine Museum explores impact of police shooting and protests around country

K(NO)W Peace, K(NO)W Justice exhibition, opening today, seeks to “provide context for current issues in a way that fosters understanding and empathy for everyone involved.”

Man freed by Innocence Project now a lawyer representing others (video)

Jarrett Adams, who spent seven years in a Wisconsin prison for rape before he was cleared, is now an attorney trying to clear another man of a similar crime.

Police make arrest in killing of newspaper carrier

A second man who flagged down police near the crime scene and said he had been shot was charged with murder and other crimes.

Former county manager Harry Jones dies after cancer battle that inspired many

Jones served as county manager – the first black person to hold the job in Mecklenburg – from 2000 to 2013.

Newspaper carrier found shot to death near Bearden Park

The dead man was identified as Walter “Wes” Scott Jr., 65, who worked for a company contracted to deliver The Charlotte Observer.

Immigration arrests net nearly 200 in Carolinas and Georgia

Among the 190 people arrested in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, were 17 people who had no criminal convictions or a prior order to leave the country, according to immigration officials.

Charlotte likely to end Extraordinary Events ordinance for large events

If the ordinance is repealed, the CIAA Basketball tournament would no longer be declared an “extraordinary event,” a designation that gives police greater authority to search residents.

Don’t trash your health. Upcycle with style

This fashion show puts old clothes on the runway, not in the Charlotte landfill.


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More evidence that breakfast is important to overall health

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Black History For A New Generation

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

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


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