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Obama plunges into new role

On Day 1, President Obama calls Middle Eastern leaders and prepares for his first presidential briefings on the economy and Iraq.

AKA sorority brings women’s business expo to Charlotte

Organizers say a bad economy may be just the time to launch a new enterprise

Tips for preserving those Obama keepsakes

With proper storage or display techniques, your cherished items will look great for years to come

U.S. Senate confirms Clinton for Secretary of State

Republicans and Democrats alike said her swift confirmation was necessary so that President Obama could begin tackling major foreign policy issues

Teaching King’s legacy to a new generation

To celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Davidson College hosted “King Day for Kids.”

A brush with the unexpected

A Charlotte Cub Scout troop has a chance encounter with Barack Obama

Winter storm warning: 3-5 inches in Charlotte

Forecasters say they expect a storm to dump snow over much of North Carolina late tonight and Tuesday

Next stop: The White House

A slow-moving train carrying Barack Obama rolled into D.C. Saturday, carrying not just the Obama family but the hopes and dreams of countless black Americans

Wright: Obama’s rise was God inspired

The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. told an audience at Howard University that God helped Barack Obama achieve what no other African American has done

Obama presidency will present unprecedented security challenges

As jubilant Democrats were nominating Barack Obama for president in late August, the U.S. Secret Service placed its largest order ever for bulletproof glass.

Police: “Myers Park rapist” still unknown

A man arrested Thursday and charged with four rapes in the 1990s in Myers Park is not the only man whom police say targeted the neighborhood nearly two decades ago.

Julius Peppers wants out

The Carolina Panthers’ Pro Bowl defensive end announced late Friday night through his agent that he wants a change of scenery

Verona Elizabeth Dixon McIlwain Vaughn, 81

Mrs. Vaughn loved cooking and entertaining. Her home was a place where people loved to come and fellowship

William C. Mobley, a retired school teacher, dies

Mr. Mobley enjoyed teaching and mentoring young people. He influenced countless students over his 38-year career

See our list of activities honoring MLK

Five Charlotte churches sponsor a joint worship service honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrating the election of President-elect Barack Obama


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.


Anthony Foxx will lead commission examining Davidson College’s link to slavery

The former Charlotte Mayor and Davidson College graduate will play a major role in selecting members of the commission, the...


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