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Patrick Cannon returns to Charlotte radio with Saturday morning talk show

The former Charlotte mayor, who served time in federal prison on public corruption charges, will host a talk show on Radio One’s Old School 105.3 FM, starting April 15.

Family makes $11,000 by giving up their plane seats

Laura Begley Bloom and her family, trying to get to Florida to start a vacation, were paid $11,000 in gift cards by Delta Airlines for giving up their seats. The story comes days after a United passenger was dragged from a plan after he refused to relinquish his seat on an overbooked flight.

Chris Jackson named to lead Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont

Organization selects insider after a national search to replace retiring president and CEO Michael Elder.

Police charge 26-year-old man with stabbing his mother to death

Police have not said what led to the killing, reported Monday morning in northeast Charlotte.

Women Entrepreneurs: 5 steps to achieving more work-life balance

Starting and running a business is a massive undertaking. Entrepreneurial-minded women should set parameters to keep their work and personal lives in harmony.

Dylann Roof pleads guilty in state court to Charleston church shootings

The 23-year-old white supremacist, already sentenced to die on a federal conviction, received nine consecutive life terms without possibility of parole and three consecutive 30-year prison terms.

Police: Female fatally stabbed in northeast Charlotte

A male was being questioned by police in connection with the killing — Charlotte’s 28th homicide since the year began.

CMPD officer arrested on domestic violence charges

CMPD identified the officer as Kevin Marin, 25, who was hired by the department in 2015. The victim was identified as Martin’s girlfriend.

Murder suspect arrested in Greensboro, returned to Charlotte

The suspect, Leroy Anthony Cooper III, 41, was being held in Mecklenburg jail on charges of first-degree murder and driving while impaired.

Police: Woman found dead in Charlotte home was homicide victim

Police said the 32-year-old woman and the person suspected of killing her were in a relationship.

Charlotte teen is city’s latest homicide victim

Kevin Ruben Marquez, 19, died Wednesday after he was shot in southeast Charlotte.

Church forum to discuss racial disparities in CMS discipline numbers

The Rev. Henry Williams, senior pastor at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, said he hopes the event will center on answers and solutions, not pointing fingers.

Dylann Roof to plead guilty in state court to 2015 church massacre

The avowed white supremacist has already been sentenced to death in federal court for killing nine black worshipers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Sessions: Ferguson emblem of ‘tense relationship’ between cops and minority communities

Ferguson, Missouri, has become “an emblem of the tense relationship” between law enforcement and minority communities, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said during a March 31, 2017 visit to St. Louis.

11-year-old girl found safe in D.C. after grandparents killed in Charlotte home

CMPD said the girl’s uncle, 36-year-old Curtis Atkinson Jr., will be charged with two counts of murder in the death of his parents, who were also the child’s grandparents.


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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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