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Popular barber at No Grease was among 3 men shot and killed late Tuesday, media reports

The killings were reported minutes apart — one in east Charlotte near Hickory Grove Road and the other in northeast Charlotte near N. Tryon Street.

Man found shot dead inside car that struck utility pole

The shooting was reported late Monday in west Charlotte.

New Charlotte budget adds police officers — without higher taxes

Charlotte’s general fund budget is expected to be $581.4 million – a 5.3 percent increase over the previous year.

Teddy McDaniel named president and CEO of Urban League of Central Carolinas

McDaniel comes to Charlotte after a long career in the financial services industry and leading the Urban League in Austin, Texas, for the past five years.

Bank of America pulls funding for ‘Julius Caesar’ production over Trump-like portrayal

The Charlotte-based bank said the New York production, which shows a Trump-like Caesar being stabbed to death, was presented “in a way that was intended to provoke and offend.”

Charlotte woman dies from burns; husband charged with murder

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police identified the suspect as Gary James McGill, 51. He was charged in the death of his wife, Archie McGill, 47.

Morehouse College interim president dies unexpectedly 

William Taggart, the newly appointed interim president of Morehouse College died suddenly Wednesday at his Atlanta home, the school has confirmed. He was 55 years-old.

Local chapter of Delta Sigma Theta celebrates 75 years of community service

The Charlotte Alumnae Chapter has planned a full weekend schedule, including a scholarship reception and gala.

Under fire for his leadership, Mecklenburg Health Director Marcus Plescia will step down

Plescia, who heads the Mecklenburg County Health Department, faced growing criticism after it was revealed that county health clinics had mishandled test results for nearly 200 women who were screened for cervical cancer.

YMCA and CMPD will offer teens ‘Summer of Opportunity’

The seven-week program, focused on three high-poverty, high-crime areas, will offer teens free access to three neighborhood YMCAs on Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.


A peek inside Firehouse Bar & Lounge, soon to be Charlotte’s newest hot spot

Owner Clarence Boston said he hopes the lounge, located near Bank of America Stadium, will attract young professionals of all...


I can’t keep rolling my eyes at today’s headlines; it’s starting to hurt

Is it just me, or is the constant drum beat of social media starting to make us loopy?


Charlotte has a new support group for black women coping with infertility

The support group Fertility for Colored Girls was started by a Chicago minister in 2014 and has now spread to...


William Barber stepping down as North Carolina NAACP president to head national movement

Barber said his new effort to establish the New Poor People's Campaign will focus on organizing poor people of all...


Kimberly Harrington joins Livingstone College public relations team

On the Move: A veteran journalist who worked at a number of community newspapers in North and South Carolina is...


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