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Time Warner Cable announces rate hikes

Beginning Feb. 1, the monthly charge for various cable packages will increase anywhere from 4 percent to 9 percent

Embracing the promise

The Rev. Clifford A. Jones Sr. of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church delivers his State of the Church address. He wants more focus on helping needy children in Mecklenburg

Fantasia’s south Charlotte home won’t be auctioned today

A lawyer representing a Florida lender said a deal was reached with the American Idol winner to avoid a foreclosure sale

Eat with your iPhone at T1 Tapas

DINING OUT

If high-tech gadgets turns you on, this Huntersville restaurant offers a unique experience. The food, however, was not so hot

Is your diet keeping you sick?

People who diet during flu season may have a harder time fighting off infection, new research suggests.

Obama’s win brings big changes for black press

Editors say an Obama presidency will reshape print, Internet, radio and television coverage aimed at African-American audiences

The preacher’s wife

Being married to a pastor is never easy, says Joan Thompson Miller. On Saturday, she will host an appreciation luncheon for first ladies. All denominations are welcomed

Johnny Lee Morrison dies at 68

For many years, Mr. Morrison was employed by the R.H. Bouligny Co. He retired as a machinist from Southeastern Machine Company

Charles Morgan Jr. dies at 78

Mr. Morgan, a leading civil rights lawyer who was often vilified and threatened by fellow whites during the turbulent 1960s, died Thursday at his home in Destin, Fla

Obama’s mother-in-law to live in White House

It’s official: Marian Robinson, the 71-year-old mother-in-law of President-elect Barack Obama, will be moving into the White House, transition officials said on Friday.

Number of unemployed in U.S. tops 11 million

The economy shed 524,000 jobs last month, completing a year that saw the U.S. labor market rival some of the nation’s steepest recessions.

Black women push for gentler hair products

Though millions of African American women have used relaxers, consumer groups and some consumers now demand safer products that are no less effective.

Charles Barkley taking leave of absence from TNT

The announcement came hours after police said the 45-year-old former NBA star was legally drunk when arrested while driving Dec. 31 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

DA drops charges against Mackey

State Rep. Nick Mackey no longer faces prosecution over a charge of failing to turn over business documents in a civil suit against him

10 tips to elevate your style

True style is about individuality, and that comes from within. Find a look that works for you, then make it your own

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

Why stretching is so important before exercising

Question: I just started exercising and have been hearing a lot about flexibility. Why is flexibility important? Flexibility is the...

Faith

Friendship Missionary Baptist to sponsor hurricane-relief trip to Texas

The church is looking for able-bodied men to work gutting homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

People

Kym Jackson learns lesson from grandmother: Pay it forward

American Airlines employee earns company award and $10,000, then donates money to program that helped her sister build a new...

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