Mecklenburg County cuts ties with nonprofit that manages Historic Latta Plantation

The decision comes after the nonprofit was forced to cancel a Juneteenth program that some critics said was sympathetic to enslavers.
By Glenn Burkins | June 16, 2021

Latta Plantation official defends controversial event once scheduled for Juneteenth

Under pressure, the historic site was forced to cancel a June 19 event created to tell the story of Black emancipation through the eyes of White Southerners who lost everything.
By Glenn Burkins | June 13, 2021

CMS funding dispute may be headed for mediation

On Tuesday, county commissioners passed a budget for next fiscal year but withheld $56 million in funding from local schools. The school board quickly announced plans to fight back.
By Glenn Burkins | June 2, 2021

R&B icon Stephanie Mills returns with a message of Black empowerment — and a music video filmed in uptown Charlotte

Mills, who has called the Charlotte area home for more than 30 years, said her upcoming single -- "Let's Do The Right Thing" -- was inspired by recent events, including the killing of George Floyd.
By Glenn Burkins | May 24, 2021

Mother of missing 4-year-old girl charged with murder

The police said human remains were found at a home in northwest Charlotte.
By Glenn Burkins | May 22, 2021

New fund offers loans to small and minority-owned businesses hurt by Covid-19 pandemic

The fund is making loans of up to $100,000 in North Carolina and 14 other Southern states.
By Maria Ramirez Uribe, WFAE | May 20, 2021

After Saturday homicide, police charge 2 with murder

Marese Garlins, 41, was found shot to death outside a home in northeast Charlotte.
By Glenn Burkins | May 18, 2021

Bank of America will increase minimum wage to $25 a hour

The bank has raised its minimum hourly pay several times in the last four years.
By Glenn Burkins | May 18, 2021

Suspect arrested, charged with shooting into home; two others being sought

The shooting was reported May 8 in southwest Charlotte.
By Glenn Burkins | May 13, 2021

Police investigate fatal shooting in west Charlotte

The shooting was reported early Thursday on Freedom Drive.
By Glenn Burkins | May 13, 2021