She walked into his plant shop. Months later, they walked down the aisle

Newlyweds Victoria and Barry held a small wedding in Fayetteville. They share how their love of plants, and each other, grew amid a pandemic.
By Katrina Louis | May 6, 2021

This chemist’s fashion invention earned a $15,000 investment from the Charlotte Hornets Foundation

Chemist Brandi Long pitched her product, the Jurse, during the inaugural Charlotte Hornets Innovation Summit and took home the top prize.
By Katrina Louis | May 4, 2021

Bennett College names local HBCU leader as new VP of academic affairs

Laura Colson to leave Johnson C. Smith University for Greensboro’s historically Black college for women.
By Katrina Louis | May 4, 2021

Black Food & Wine Festival to celebrate chefs, food and culture

Chef Greg and Subrina Collier will launch the inaugural festival weekend Oct. 22-24, 2021 at Camp North End.
By Katrina Louis | April 29, 2021

ASC names its permanent leader; local Girl Scouts Council hires CEO

Krista Terrell and Tayuanee Dewberry were both announced as new nonprofit leaders this week.
By Katrina Louis | April 28, 2021

Couple behind this popular photo booth startup shares highs and lows of entrepreneurship

Peterson and Colette Louis left the banking world to establish QC Booths and QC Lights. Their toddler daughter is also a Charlotte influencer.
By Katrina Louis | April 26, 2021

Charlotte-based manufacturer SPX FLOW hires chief diversity officer

Dori Armstead brings more than 20 years of experience to the manufacturer that employs 4,900 worldwide.
By Katrina Louis | April 23, 2021

Meet Black Gems, the group of women investing in minority-owned businesses

The nine-member collective are new investors learning the ropes and sowing financial and social capital into minority businesses.
By Katrina Louis | April 21, 2021

Bojangles hires PR veteran Stacey McCray as comms leader

In her new role, McCray will oversee internal and external communications strategy for the Charlotte-based food chain.
By Katrina Louis | April 19, 2021

Sweeping legislation aims to combat Black maternal mortality

In North Carolina, Black women are more than 2 1/2 times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications.
By Hannah Critchfield, North Carolina Health News | April 19, 2021