She hired her first employees a week before the pandemic arrived. How has business fared since then?

Destini Gilliam's story is indicative of a much bigger narrative that has impacted Black businesses, specifically those owned by Black women.
By Katrina Louis | December 11, 2020

Get to know Sophia Matthews Partlow, new executive at the Gantt Center

The Charlotte native is bringing more than just her technical skills to her role as VP of communications and technology innovation.
By Katrina Louis | December 9, 2020

Meet the woman behind V-Spa Charlotte, who opened a second location during a pandemic

West Charlotte native Shakira McGill says there has been desperate demand during the pandemic for the spa that caters to women’s intimate parts.
By Katrina Louis | November 30, 2020

Michael DeVaul takes national YMCA role to focus on young men of color

DeVaul will remain based in Charlotte while the Boys and Young Men of Color Initiative will be headquartered in Washington, D.C.
By Katrina Louis | November 23, 2020

E-Fix Development Corp. breaks ground on commercial project in West End business district

JPMorgan Chase & Co. will anchor the property once home to the original McDonald’s Cafeteria at the corner of Beatties Ford Road and LaSalle Street.
By Katrina Louis | November 20, 2020

Affordable housing, education, criminal justice: How would you spend Mecklenburg County’s budget?

The FY2022 Resident Budget Priority Survey allows Mecklenburg residents to help county leaders decide where to allocate funds.
By Katrina Louis | November 16, 2020

Interactive CLT dives deeper into museums’ art and culture

New initiative uses augmented reality to showcase artwork and artifacts featured within four of Charlotte's cultural institutions.
By Katrina Louis | November 12, 2020

HotBox Next Level Kitchen to plant roots in Historic West End

The Concord eatery is part of the growing number of businesses backed by Historic West End Partners.
By Katrina Louis | November 10, 2020

Black Lives Matter mural plaza may close next week

Charlotte City Council will vote on Monday whether to approve city staff’s recommendation to re-open Tryon Street between 3rd and 4th streets.
By Katrina Louis | November 6, 2020

What happens once polls close on Election Day?

State board of elections official says, primary objective for results process "will be accuracy more than speed.”
By Katrina Louis | November 2, 2020