People

In memory: Mrs. Marion P. Thompson

Mrs. Thompson, 56, of Charlotte, died Sunday, May 10, 2009. Funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, May 14.

In memory: Joyce Ann Hood

Ms. Hood was an active member of Clinton Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church and the Fayetteville State Alumni Association.

In Memory: Mrs. Darnell Mitchell

Mrs. Mitchell, 92, of Charlotte, died Saturday, May 9, 2009. Funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13.

In memory: Mr. Samuel Strickland

Mr. Strickland was born May 21, 1928. He died in Kinston, N.C., on May 6, 2009. He is the father of Mordecia “Dee-Dee” Strickland of Charlotte

In memory: Lori Ann Davis

Ms. Davis was a 1980 graduate of Harding High School and worked as a receptionist at Compass Group in Charlotte and in clerical services at Bank of America, Charlotte.

In memory: Mr. Billy William Flowe

Mr. Flowe worked as a driver for various trucking companies and served six years in the U.S. Army.

In memory: Mary H. Whitlock

Mrs. Mary H. Whitlock of Charlotte died Thursday, April 30, at Carolinas Medical Center-Main. She was 66.

In Memory: Samella Brown Twitty

Mrs. Twitty, 91, was a faithful member of Simpson-Gillespie United Methodist Church for over 50 years.

In Memory: Robert Hunter Leak Jr

Mr. Leak, 55, helped integrate West Mecklenburg High School in 1971, a story featured on the CBS news show “60 Minutes.”

Funeral services set for Barbara Brewton Cameron

Funeral services for Barbara Brewton Cameron are set for noon Saturday, Dec. 13, at Forest Hill Church on Park Road. […]

Barbara Brewton Cameron dies in Florida

She defied drug gangs to clean up one of Charlotte’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods in the 1980s. The church she later founded now feeds hundreds of poor people each week.

The “Voice of the Civil Rights Movement”

When Rosa Parks was asked what songs meant the most to her, she answered: "All of the songs Odetta sings." Odetta was known as the voice of the civil rights movement .

News & Buzz

Superintendent Ann Clark addresses the audience and board prior to unveiling a new Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools boundary plan on Tuesday.
Jeff Siner, The Charlotte Observer

75 CMS schools will see change in Ann Clark’s boundary plan, and there are surprises

If passed by the school board, the changes will take effect in 2018-19. Public hearings are scheduled.

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

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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?

Health

Karen-Flores - 1

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...

Faith

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...

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