An aging West End building will be renovated as office space for small businesses

To make that vision reality, Erika Troutman first had to outmaneuver a determined developer with deeper pockets.
By Sarafina Wright | May 25, 2021

Charlotte developer Christopher Dennis wants to change the narrative at Beatties Ford and LaSalle

Dennis, owner of E-Fix Development Corp., is redeveloping two properties in the heart of the Beatties Ford Road's commercial district.
By Sarafina Wright | May 21, 2021

‘They should have a plan already,’ former school board chair says of CMS as county threatens to withhold funding

Arthur Griffin Jr., who led the board from 1997 to 2002, said the district must be held accountable for results.
By Sarafina Wright | May 19, 2021

JCSU students must be vaccinated before returning to campus

Johnson C. Smith University joins a growing list of universities requiring students to be vaccinated before returning to campus this […]
By Sarafina Wright | May 18, 2021

Developer outlines vision for new Excelsior Club

Plans for the site include a boutique hotel, an upscale restaurant and an indoor/outdoor performance area.
By Sarafina Wright | May 16, 2021

With gentrification pressing in, Black neighborhoods demand more say in future development

A key issue will soon be decided as city government prepares to adopt its 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
By Sarafina Wright | May 12, 2021

Jury awards $10.5 million to former CMS student who was sexually assaulted by band director

The jury ordered Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools to pay $7.5 million of that total.
By Sarafina Wright | May 8, 2021

‘I don’t even know who I am’: former West Charlotte High student testifies about sexual assault by band director

Now in his early 20s, the former student is suing the former band director and Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools for unspecified damages.
By Sarafina Wright | May 7, 2021

Did CMS ignore warning signs about a former band director who sexually assaulted a West Charlotte High School student?

That question goes to the heart of a federal lawsuit playing out in a courtroom in Charlotte.
By Sarafina Wright | May 6, 2021

In federal court, CMS lawyer denies liability for band director who sexually assaulted student

The student, now in his early 20s, was a sophomore when the incident happened at West Charlotte High School.
By Sarafina Wright | May 5, 2021