Gastonia church serves thousands curbside at drive-thru pantry
Weekly drive-thru pantry at Mt. Zion Restoration Church provides food and supplies to anyone who needs it. Gaston residents can apply for additional help.
By Dante Miller | May 14, 2020
Amid Covid-19 outbreak, Black clergy push for testing site in west Charlotte
Ricky A. Woods, senior minister at First Baptist Church-West, says residents who face the greatest health challenges should have a testing site nearby.
By Glenn Burkins | April 10, 2020
Uncharted territory: Black churches prepare for a virtual Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday, known for packed pews and members dressed in the best of their Sunday best, will be a virtual experience for many this year.
By Crystal Marie | April 8, 2020
Another accolade for Village HeartBEAT
The Mecklenburg County program that works with local churches to address health disparities in Black and Latino communities won a "Best Practice Award" during the Healthy Churches conference held last week in Charlotte.
By Glenn Burkins | November 26, 2019
United House of Prayer to host centennial celebration in Charlotte
The Charlotte celebration is expected to draw members and church leaders nationwide, including the church’s current leader, Bishop C. M. Bailey.
By Glenn Burkins | September 23, 2019
Photo Gallery: Village HeartBEAT Hearts of Champions Gala
More than 1,200 people attended this annual event, representing 44 local churches.
By Qcitymetro Staff | June 2, 2019
Local church organizes to bail out dads on Father’s Day
New Birth Charlotte Church launches Father’s Day Bail Out initiative to bail out nonviolent, first-time offenders on June 16, 2019.
By Jonathan Limehouse | May 22, 2019
Up close with Jacotron Potts, entrepreneur giving back to the community that raised him
The Charlotte native talked with Qcitymetro about his mentoring program in partnership with McCrorey YMCA, life as an entrepreneur and the future of Charlotte as it continues to grow.
By Katrina Louis | March 15, 2019
Win tickets to “The Vintage Tour feat. Fred Hammond”
Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Fred Hammond is heading to the Queen City, and we’re giving away two pairs of tickets […]
By Qcitymetro Staff | March 11, 2019
Mecklenburg health program wins national competition with $500,000 prize
Mecklenburg County's Village HeartBEAT program aims to reduce the health factors related to heart disease and diabetes.
By Glenn Burkins | February 12, 2019