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JCSU football player dies at his Maryland home

Stephen Seard died Saturday from complications caused by a seizure, his family told school officials. He played three seasons on the Golden Bulls’ football team.

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

Happy Birthday, Motown!

Fifty years after its founding, the Motown Sound is still the soundtrack of American life

Motown turns 50 today

A half century has passed since the day Berry Gordy secured the $800 family loan that would transform Detroit and popular music.

Ruth Morrison James dies at age 84

Mrs. James was a member of the Queen City Chapter of Gold Star Wives of America and was an active member of Galilee Baptist Church for many years

Eat with your iPhone at T1 Tapas


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

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.

Is your diet keeping you sick?

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


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...


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.


Joel Ford will seek re-election to his N.C. Senate seat

The three-term Democrat, who failed in his quest to be Charlotte's mayor, announced his re-election bid on Wednesday, hours after...


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