Brandon Bellamy becomes only Black majority owner in professional baseball

Bellamy's Maryland-based real estate and development firm will manage Gastonia's new ballpark and partner on economic development projects in the FUSE District.
By Katrina Louis | July 30, 2020

“I get it. I’m a mother and teacher, too”: CMS teacher shares why she opted daughter out of district’s Plan B+ Remote

Dawn Bratton believes students should be in school buildings, but only when it's safe to do so. She enrolled her daughter in CMS' Full Remote Academy.
By Katrina Louis | July 28, 2020

Senator blocks bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday

Efforts to make Juneteenth a federal holiday intensified amid protests against police brutality and systemic racism in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.
By Katrina Louis | July 23, 2020

CMS reopening with two weeks in classrooms, then fully online

"Plan B-Plus Remote" looks significantly different from the plans introduced during the school board’s July 1 meeting.
By Katrina Louis | July 16, 2020

Gov. Cooper: NC schools can reopen at 50% capacity with in-person, virtual mix

Cooper also announced Phase 2 of the state's reopening plan is pushed back another three weeks.
By Katrina Louis | July 14, 2020

CIAA officials share next steps after fall season suspended

Conference leaders share preliminary operational and financial details as CIAA pushes back fall sports because of coronavirus trends.
By Katrina Louis | July 11, 2020

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Black Chamber awarded $200,000 to support businesses shut down by coronavirus

Board chair says direct business entrepreneurial support and funding are part of the Chamber's new direction.
By Katrina Louis | July 9, 2020

Black architects, interior designers requested for Excelsior Club redevelopment

The project will hire a "dream team" to develop concepts for the remodeling of the Excelsior Club and a boutique hotel on the property.
By Katrina Louis | July 8, 2020

Blackout Day 2020 wants you to protest with your wallet

Organizers encourage the Black community and allies not to spend money at all on Tuesday. If they do shop, then to Buy Black.
By Katrina Louis | July 7, 2020

CMS leaders discuss reopening plans for upcoming school year

While school officials await direction from Gov. Roy Cooper on fall reopening, they discuss three plans during special meeting Wednesday.
By Katrina Louis | July 2, 2020