Census Bureau will end counts early

Data collection for the 2020 census will end by Sept. 30, not Oct. 31, officials announced Monday.
By QCity Metro Staff | August 4, 2020

NC reparation efforts focus on ‘generational wealth,’ avoid direct payments

Experts say other North Carolina communities will likely follow suit with reparation efforts — though some reparations advocates have issues with the model used.
By Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez and Anton L. Delgado, NC News Intern Corps | August 2, 2020

JCSU goes remote for fall semester

School officials reversed their decision to reopen campus for the fall semester due to coronavirus concerns.
By QCity Metro Staff | July 30, 2020

Brandon Bellamy becomes only Black majority owner in professional baseball

Bellamy's Maryland-based real estate and development firm will manage Gastonia's new ballpark and partner on economic development projects in the FUSE District.
By Katrina Louis | July 30, 2020

“I get it. I’m a mother and teacher, too”: CMS teacher shares why she opted daughter out of district’s Plan B+ Remote

Dawn Bratton believes students should be in school buildings, but only when it's safe to do so. She enrolled her daughter in CMS' Full Remote Academy.
By Katrina Louis | July 28, 2020

CMPD officer on unpaid leave after he was arrested in Union County

The officer was charged with driving while impaired and carrying a concealed weapon.
By Glenn Burkins | July 27, 2020

CMPD wants more Black residents to take survey relating to police reform

So far, white women have answered the survey in disproportionate numbers, a CMPD official said.
By Glenn Burkins | July 27, 2020

School shutdown sends parents scrambling — in different ways

In Ballantyne, moms hire tutors and ponder private school; In west Charlotte, parents worry about internet access and supervision.
By Cristina Bolling, The Charlotte Ledger | July 26, 2020

Senator blocks bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday

Efforts to make Juneteenth a federal holiday intensified amid protests against police brutality and systemic racism in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.
By Katrina Louis | July 23, 2020

Mecklenburg County bans alcohol sales after 11 p.m. in Charlotte, surrounding towns

Restrictions begin Thursday night in unincorporated parts of the county, Charlotte, Davidson, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville.
By QCity Metro Staff | July 22, 2020