As more workers lose their jobs and banks tighten their lending standards, the chances of being hit up for a personal loan grows exponentially. But how should you respond?
When friends or family ask for cash
Free health screening at local church
C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church and the Mecklenburg County Health Department will offer screenings to detect problems from high blood pressure to prostate ailments.
West Charlotte High students to walk for nonviolence
The midday walk along Beatties Ford Road will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) club, which was formed after the 1989 shooting death of a student.
Prom dress offer draws record number
A bad economy means more students are registering with the Girl Talk Foundation to get new or slightly used prom gowns. This year’s Prom Project attracted at least 800 girls.
4 questions for Bob Johnson
The Charlotte Bobcats majority owner was the first to get a haircut at the soft opening of the No Grease Exclusive Men’s Grooming Lounge @ Time Warner Cable Arena.
No, you’re not seeing things. That brother really is riding a horse along a street in outer Charlotte.
Getting angry about executive pay
The outrage consumers felt over AIG bonuses adds fuel to a growing movement to rein in executive compensation.
No Grease opening new uptown location
Twin brothers Damian and Jermaine Johnson will open their fourth area barber shop in the Time Warner Cable Arena. Charlotte Bobcats owner Bob Johnson is expected to be their first customer.
JCSU releases its 2009 football schedule
The Golden Bulls will play Livingston College in the inaugural Commemorative Classic, which honors the contributions the schools made in playing the nation’s first black college football game in 1892.
Why the double standard, Charlotte?
The questions raised about DSS head Mary Wilson’s hiring decisions were not raised when other public officials made questionable personnel moves.
Seeing opportunity; taking a chance
Charisma Smith and Obie Chambers recently bought a drywall supply company. They are looking to establish themselves as a minority supplier in an industry where few are African American.
A monster of a disappointment
AT THE MOVIES
Aside from its amazing 3D effects, "Monsters vs Aliens" is nothing more than a generic kids’ movie that lets its visuals do all the heavy lifting.
Report: More blacks continue moving to the South
For the second straight decade, African Americans are leaving big cities in the North and Midwest in favor of the Southern states they once fled en masse.
African American-Latino summit set for Saturday
The six-hour event at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church is meant to explore ways blacks and Latinos can forge stronger alliances, organizers say.