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Local chapter of Delta Sigma Theta celebrates 75 years of community service

The Charlotte Alumnae Chapter has planned a full weekend schedule, including a scholarship reception and gala.

Under fire for his leadership, Mecklenburg Health Director Marcus Plescia will step down

Plescia, who heads the Mecklenburg County Health Department, faced growing criticism after it was revealed that county health clinics had mishandled test results for nearly 200 women who were screened for cervical cancer.

YMCA and CMPD will offer teens ‘Summer of Opportunity’

The seven-week program, focused on three high-poverty, high-crime areas, will offer teens free access to three neighborhood YMCAs on Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Supreme Court: GOP lawmakers in North Carolina drew illegal, race-based voting districts

In a unanimous vote, the nation’s high court ruled that North Carolina Republicans mapped 28 state legislative districts in a way that diluted the clout of black voters.

2 dead in separate shootings; in both cases, victim and shooter knew one another

Both homicides were reported within a 12-hour span near the city’s Derita neighborhood, just north of uptown.

Teen arrested on suspicion of raping tourist in uptown Charlotte

Police said a woman was raped early Thursday in uptown Charlotte while walking with a male companion to their hotel.

County budget has no tax increase – and would allow vote on full school bond request

If approved by voters, the $937 million bond package would build 10 schools, as well as replace old schools and build additions to crowded campuses.

In Charlotte, 3 shot dead over Memorial Day weekend

In the latest incident, a teen was shot and killed late Monday in northwest Charlotte and a second victim was shot in the leg.

Police find body they believe is missing Charlotte Uber driver

The body was found in Rock Hill, in a wooded areas off Mount Gallant Road. A medical examiner will have to positively identify the remains.

Video: Tornado touches down in Davie County  

Michael Porter captured video of this tornado touching down in Davie County Wednesday afternoon, May 24, 2017. In nearby Yadkin […]

Chuck Schumer: GOP bill a ‘cancer’ on healthcare system  

Chuck Schumer, leader of the Senate Democrats, didn’t mince words when he called the GOP healthcare plan a “a cancer on […]

Dissatisfied with media coverage, CMPD launches blog to tell its own story

Melissa Treadaway, who once covered CMPD for the Charlotte Observer and now writes and edits “Beyond the Badge,” said the blog will put a human face on the officers in blue.

Police arrest 2 driving SUV of missing Uber driver

Authorities arrested the two late Monday after police in Maryland stopped a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder that belongs to Marlo Johnis Medina-Chevez, an Uber driver reported missing in Charlotte.

Supreme Court agrees: GOP lawmakers used race to redraw voting districts

The effect of the two redrawn districts was to reduce the political clout of African American voters statewide, courts have ruled.

Police charge 19-year-old woman in fatal hit and run

Police said the victim, 35-year-old Brian Douglas Wood, was not in a crosswalk and was crossing against a no-cross light.


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?


Charlotte has a new support group for black women coping with infertility

The support group Fertility for Colored Girls was started by a Chicago minister in 2014 and has now spread to...


William Barber stepping down as North Carolina NAACP president to head national movement

Barber said his new effort to establish the New Poor People's Campaign will focus on organizing poor people of all...


Kimberly Harrington joins Livingstone College public relations team

On the Move: A veteran journalist who worked at a number of community newspapers in North and South Carolina is...


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