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It’s College Sunday at C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church

The congregation will welcome students and alumni from several colleges and universities at its 9:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, March 29. Wear your college attire!

President Obama is open for questions

Go to the White House Web site and submit your questions about the economy to the man with the plan.

DSS chief defends hiring decisions

Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services chief Mary Wilson says cronyism played no role in her decision to hire three relatives of high-ranking public officials.

Moore departs Myers Park United Methodist Church

The Charlotte musician and childhood education consultant had been a music director at the church for 11 years. He said he will devote more time to his consulting business.

W. Charlotte High to hold “parent job readiness” workshop

The 45-minute sessions will focus on budgeting, tips for a successful resume and skills needed to gain employment.

Black journalists group offers workshop on media access

For the third year, the Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists will hold its "Secrets to Accessing the Media" workshop. Meet local journalists who can help you get your story told.

Observer announces more job cuts

The Qcity’s dominant newspaper will reduce staff by 14.6 percent and cut the pay of most remaining employees, the company announced today.

Working to prevent youth violence

Carolinas HealthCare System will hold its fourth annual violence prevention conference Thursday and Friday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Dr. David Jacobs (pictured) helped organize the event.

The Coffee Cup restaurant — It’s baaaack!

Less than two months after closing his University City location, owner Gardine Wilson says he is poised to try again.

Obama strikes back at Cheney criticism

In a wide-ranging interview airing tonight on “60 Minutes,” President Barack Obama called the Bush-Cheney policies toward terrorism “a great advertisement for anti-American sentiment.”

Slumping economy hits Congolese Christian hospital

Two Charlotte-area Presbyterian churches host officials from the Christian Medical Institute of the Kasai, where U.S. donations have dried up because of the sour economy.

GMAC to add hundreds of jobs in Charlotte

At a 1 p.m. news conference in uptow, Gov. Beverly Perdue is expected to announce that GMAC Financial Services is expanding its Charlotte operations.

‘I want to be everything I’m supposed to be’

Kevin A. Henry, the youngest person so far to receive the Urban League of Central Carolina’s Whitney M. Young Award, talks about the importance of giving back and uplifting others.

Pep rally scheduled for JCSU championship teams

Johnson C. Smith University has much to celebrate, including the 2008-09 CIAA champion men’s and women’s basketball teams — the first tournament sweep in the school’s history.

Finding good makeup on a budget


Finding good makeup doesn’t mean always going to a high-priced department store. We went shopping at a qcity drugstore and did just fine.


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?


Why women should weight train

As a fitness professional, I enjoy seeing others reach their fitness goals — weight loss, gaining strength, revving up their...


Churches must do more to promote health and healing, says World Council of Churches official

Dr. Mwai Makoka, in Charlotte to study Mecklenburg County's Village HeartBEAT program, said the church must “embrace a new paradigm”...


Hometown dancer soars with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

On Feb. 27 and 28, Jacquelin Harris and the esteemed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform in the city where...


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