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Sen. Tim Scott’s town hall starts rowdy, ends peacefully

Seeking to avoid outbursts from angry voters, the North Charleston Republican banned placards and required attendees to submit questions in advance.

Johnson C. Smith women beat Virginia State to win first CIAA title since 2009

The JCSU bench came up big, outscoring Virginia State’s reserves 47-14.

1 dead, 2 injured in late Friday shooting

The dead man was identified as 22-year-old Bryan Ja’Quan Thompson.

NAACP calls for boycott of North Carolina over voting, bathroom laws

Among other demands, NAACP leaders said state lawmakers need to create fair election districts that do not dilute the black vote.

Dylann Roof stopped at second church after 2015 massacre, prosecutors say

In newly released documents, federal prosecutors say the avowed white supremacist drove 20 miles to a second African American church after killing nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.

Police make arrest in I-85 killing

The incident was reported shortly after 10 p.m. in the southbound lane near Exit 4.

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith headlines 2017 CIAA Hall of Fame inductees

ESPN commentator and Winston-Salem State alum Stephen A. Smith and six others will be inducted Friday into the 2016-17 John B. McLendon Jr. Hall of Fame.

Foreclosure and back taxes threaten Excelsior Club’s survival

Public records show that the historic nightclub in northwest Charlotte faced a host of financial pressures, including unpaid taxes, code violations and civil fines.

Connect with career and networking opportunities during CIAA week

CIAA tournament week is the perfect time to make connections with prospective employers and business professionals.

Can CIAA shed its urban image to attract a broader audience?

As enthusiasm for the annual basketball tournament appears to wane for some locals, CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams is eyeing a marketing plan that would include whites and Latinos.

Police identify man killed in Monday morning car crash

The wreck was reported at 1:21 a.m. at the intersection of Rozzelles Ferry Road and Toddville Road.

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.

Pedestrian dies after being struck late Saturday

Police said the 62-year-old man was wearing dark-colored clothing and was walking in a section of roadway with no sidewalks or working street lights.

1 dead in southeast Charlotte following shooting at house party

A CMPD spokesman said the shooting happened just before 11 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Kelford Place, which is just off Sardis Road near the McAlpine Creek Greenway.

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.

Entertainment

Firehouse - 9

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...

Commentary

Martha Cooper-Hudson

Collaboration is key to success for black women entrepreneurs

As black women in business, we must view one another as potential collaborators, not as competitors.

Health

Obamacare

Republicans unveil plan to dismantle Obamacare; critics pounce

The GOP plan calls for ending health insurance mandates and rolling back extra healthcare funding for the poor .

Faith

From left to right: JCSU alum and former university trustee Thomas Baldwin; JCSU President Ronald Carter; First Baptist Church-West Senior Pastor the Rev. Ricky A. Woods; and Mildred Grier, JCSU class of 1945, one of the school's oldest living graduates, March 12, 2017. (Qcitymetro)

A day of celebration for two of Charlotte’s oldest black institutions – JCSU and First Baptist Church-West

Both institutions, currently separated by less than a mile along the Beatties Ford Road corridor, were founded in 1867 –...

People

Scene at the “Back 2 the 80s” concert tour at Ovens Auditorium, Saturday, March 25, featuring: Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Al B. Sure, Force MDs, Hi-Five, Cherrelle, and Doug E. Fresh. (Photos: Courtesy of Media Arts Collective)

Photo Gallery: ‘Back 2 the 80s’ concert at Ovens Auditorium

Scene at the “Back 2 the 80s” concert in Charlotte, featuring: Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Al B. Sure,...

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
3.31
The 5th Annual Charlotte African-American Festival
3.31
The 5th Annual Charlotte African-American Festival
3.31
Women Symposium and Networking Fair
4.1
School of Hard rocks-Geology Workshop