2 townhome projects set for Historic West End

The townhomes, priced in the high $300,000s, are the latest in a string of projects slated for the historically Black community.
By Glenn Burkins | January 13, 2021

Covid-19 spreading at ‘exponential rate,’ county health officials say

To slow the spread, Mecklenburg Public Health issued a three-week "directive" with specific actions for residents.
By Glenn Burkins | January 13, 2021

Losing ground against hunger in NC: 20% less food donated, 68% more need

North Carolina food assistance programs struggle under economic stress of coronavirus pandemic.
By Dan DeWitt , Carolina Public Press | January 12, 2021

Two girls, ages 13 and 16, killed in Christmas-eve shooting in Charlotte

The shooting was Charlotte’s second double-homicide in as many days.
By Glenn Burkins | December 25, 2020

24,500 vaccinated against coronavirus in N.C.; just 8% were Black

The low percentage for Black residents may say less about race and more about how the state is prioritizing who gets the first doses.
By Glenn Burkins | December 22, 2020

What’s in the stimulus package for HBCUs? Loan forgiveness

The federal government will erase $1.3 billion in debt that historically Black colleges and universities took on to build, repair and renovate their buildings.
By Glenn Burkins | December 22, 2020

‘The hardest year of my life’: At high-poverty Garinger High School, a student works to overcome Covid-related hardships

Before the pandemic, Garinger already was a school with big challenges. Now those challenges have multiplied.
By Cristina Bolling, The Charlotte Ledger | December 12, 2020

What The Fries food truck owners plan big changes in 2021

The partners announced plans to open a south Charlotte restaurant and put their truck on hiatus.
By Glenn Burkins | December 12, 2020

Quest for affordable housing: For 2 ‘shotgun’ homes in First Ward, a new life awaits

The structures, rich in Black history, will be used to supplement affordable housing in the city's Lakeview neighborhood.
By Glenn Burkins | December 8, 2020

CMPD officers wounds man suspected of robbing convenience store

The incident happened early Sunday near Charlotte's Steele Creek community.
By Glenn Burkins | December 7, 2020