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Pep rally scheduled for JCSU championship teams

Johnson C. Smith University has much to celebrate, including the 2008-09 CIAA champion men’s and women’s basketball teams — the first tournament sweep in the school’s history.

Finding good makeup on a budget


Finding good makeup doesn’t mean always going to a high-priced department store. We went shopping at a qcity drugstore and did just fine.

Presbyterian churches to host dinner for Congolese medical officials

Eastfield Presbyterian Church and C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church will host a Congolese Dinner today to support The Christian Medical Institute of the Kasai/Good Shepherd Hospital

Nick Mackey inspires new legislation

State Sen. Dan Clodfelter has proposed new rules limiting the power of political parties to fill vacant seats in special elections. Clodfelter was motivated by last year’s Mackey controversy.

Your stimulus money is on the way


Not all the economic stimulus money is going to big business. Starting next month, families and individuals will begin seeing cash benefits.

Villa Heights principal dies

James Aiken Jr., 52, had been principal of Villa Heights Academic Center since 1997. Details of his death were not immediately available.

Annual UNC Charlotte step show planned for April 3

The lineup includes a faculty/staff step teaser, a modeling showcase and, of course, the main event — step performances by eight Greek organizations.

Suspect in Conover murders dies in Utah

Police say the unnamed suspect shot and killed his girlfriend then himself as authorities closed in on a lonely road in southwest Utah. The couple may have been heading to California.

The local NAACP calls a public meeting

Charlotte-area officials say they want public input as they seek to rebuild the defunct local chapter, which fell into disarray amid allegations of financial irregularities.

Perdue budget would eliminate 1,400 state jobs

N.C. Gov. Beverly Perdue said her budget proposal would slash most of the jobs by eliminating unfilled positions. State spending would be cut by $360 million.

Networking with a purpose

The Black Law Student Association at Charlotte School of Law is hosting a networking and charity event to benefit children in Haiti.

Obama unveils plan to aid small businesses

The White House will spend $15 billion to buy up loans currently held by small banks and lenders. It also would increase the guarantee on some Small Business Administration loans, making the less risky to lenders.

Job loss + Life = Stress

A Central Piedmont Community College workshop offered advice Monday for balancing the inevitable stresses that come with unemployment.

Former JCSU coach says he was wrongfully fired

In court papers filed in his lawsuit against Johnson C. Smith University, former head football coach Daryl McNeill says a key error was mistakenly inserted into his contract with the school.

Black women are suddenly in Vogue


Vogue magazine features Beyonce on its April cover, following Michelle Obama in March — the first back-to-back sister display ever for the iconic arbiter of style


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.


Anthony Foxx will lead commission examining Davidson College’s link to slavery

The former Charlotte Mayor and Davidson College graduate will play a major role in selecting members of the commission, the...


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