News & Buzz

Black Political Caucus endorses Vi Lyles in Democratic race for mayor

Lyles released a statement on her campaign’s Facebook page thanking the caucus for what she called a “historic early endorsement.”

Police arrest 2 driving SUV of missing Uber driver

Authorities arrested the two late Monday after police in Maryland stopped a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder that belongs to Marlo Johnis Medina-Chevez, an Uber driver reported missing in Charlotte.

Supreme Court agrees: GOP lawmakers used race to redraw voting districts

The effect of the two redrawn districts was to reduce the political clout of African American voters statewide, courts have ruled.

Police charge 19-year-old woman in fatal hit and run

Police said the victim, 35-year-old Brian Douglas Wood, was not in a crosswalk and was crossing against a no-cross light.

Black Political Caucus endorses Vi Lyles in Democratic race for mayor

Lyles released a statement on her campaign’s Facebook page thanking the caucus for what she called a “historic early endorsement.”

Oprah Winfrey drops in at JCSU Baccalaureate Service

The media mogul was there to celebrate the graduation of Andronica Klaas, who enrolled at JCSU after attending the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.

Pew Study: Interracial marriage on rise in U.S.

Thirty-nine percent of adults in a Pew poll this spring said interracial marriage is good for society, a 15-point increase in seven years, the report said.

Biggest gang sweep in Charlotte history nabs 83 ‘Bloods’

Authorities said 600 law enforcement officers from more than a dozen agencies were involved in the roundup, a show of force from Florida to New York.

Police investigate Charlotte’s 31st homicide of 2017

The shooting was reported early Tuesday in the Washington Heights area off Brookshire Freeway.

North Carolina’s voter ID law is officially dead; U.S. Supreme Court rejects bid to revive it

A lower court had ruled that the North Carolina law’s provisions “target African-Americans with almost surgical precision” and “impose cures for problems that did not exist.”

Entertainment

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...

Commentary

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?

Health

Under GOP bill, 23 million could lose health coverage, says government watchdog

The report could aid Democrats who have accused President Trump and congressional Republicans of putting sick and low-income people at...

Faith

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...

People

Dissatisfied with media coverage, CMPD launches blog to tell its own story

Melissa Treadaway, who once covered CMPD for the Charlotte Observer and now writes and edits "Beyond the Badge," said the...

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