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CMPD holds use-of-force demonstration after recent criticisms

The department says it wants to start a community discussion about use-of-force tactics and what is appropriate under CMPD policies.

With an eye on growth, Gantt Center announces $10 million endowment campaign

The campaign started quietly about a year ago and has gotten more than $6 million in pledges, payable over multiple years.

The 411 on Breakin’ Convention, this weekend in Charlotte

This celebration of hip-hop culture features dancers from around the globe performing at Knight Theatre.

CIAA Week will feature new events, including a charity basketball game

The annual basketball tournament, which attracts large crowds to uptown Charlotte, is scheduled for Feb. 27-March 3.

2 killed in separate Sunday shootings

Sunday In separate incidents on Sunday, two people were shot and killed in Charlotte’s latest homicides. The first was reported […]

5 Things to do this week in Charlotte (Oct. 9-13)

We’ve got an event for every day of your workweek — theatre, free performance, a jobs fair and more.

Cam Newton catches heat for sexist remark made to woman reporter 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is catching heat over remarks he made during Wednesday’s media availability. While fielding a question about […]

One on one with Shirley Hughes

The JCSU trustees chair talks about the school’s incoming president and the process it took to find him.

CIAA tournament tickets are on sale, fans are welcomed “Home”

All-access tickets and discounted hotel rates are available for this year’s tournament.

Clarence Armbrister, a lawyer with a long career in education, is named JCSU’s next president

Armbrister, currently president of a Philadelphia prep school, will begin his new job at Johnson C. Smith University on Jan. 1, 2018

‘For one night, that was my family:’ Cabin sleepover brings slave experience to life

A Charlotte-area group hoping to deepen its understanding on the plight of enslaved people in America’s past spent a night sleeping on the floor of a crude cabin at the President James L. Polk Historic Site in Pineville.

Man killed in Church’s Chicken parking lot

The shooting happened during what is normally the busy lunch hour.

5 Things to do this week in Charlotte (Oct. 2-6)

An intimate conversation with Alvin C. Jacobs at the Levine Museum, the Charlotte Community Engagement Series kicks off, and a free chamber orchestra performance on Friday

Kym Jackson learns lesson from grandmother: Pay it forward

American Airlines employee earns company award and $10,000, then donates money to program that helped her sister build a new life.

Charlotte woman charged with killing her mother

Nakonia Nicholson, 36, was arrested Saturday in the death of 60-year-old Annie Nicholson.


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.


Joel Ford will seek re-election to his N.C. Senate seat

The three-term Democrat, who failed in his quest to be Charlotte's mayor, announced his re-election bid on Wednesday, hours after...


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