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