The Marching Band of Gold has raised nearly $40,000 of the $50,000 it needs to march in Barack Obama’s inauguration parade. Now local groups are helping out
Harding High School’s band is nearing its fundraising goal
Carolinas HealthCare System names new HR executive
Debra Plousha Moore recently came to Charlotte from Ohio, where she held a comparable job at a nonprofit healthcare system in Columbus
Fantasia’s Charlotte home is set for auction on Monday
The former American Idol star has ignored repeated demands that she repay a $65,000 loan, according to published reports
Charlotte lawyer pleads guilty to fraud
Demetrius Rainer was accused of being the closing attorney for a mortgage fraud cell operating in Mecklenburg and Union counties
No regrets for Jaye Delai
Nearly eight months after he was let go from Q92.7, the former radio DJ and his wife Monica are looking ahead. They host a live jazz series called “A Peace of Jazz”
Inauguration to close many bridges into D.C.
All Potomac bridge crossings from Virginia into D.C. will be closed to personal vehicles on Inauguration Day and a large portion of downtown will be off-limits too
Two Charlotte residents picked to attend inaugural events
Kevin Cherry and Martha Young once struggled with crime and drugs. Now, thanks to a Virginia businessman, they soon will be witnessing Barack Obama’s inauguration.
Two injured in random west Charlotte shootings
The victims were shot in the legs as they walked in the Brookhill area off Remount Road. Police were looking for two men in a green Mazda.
Preaching the virtues of a healthy diet
Denise Hairston says fatty foods, too much salt and sugar are killing black Americans. Her message: A healthy, meat-free diet can be tasty, too
Nick Mackey faces misdemeanor charge
The charge is related to a July judgment against Mackey’s law firm for unpaid rent, attorneys fees, interest and other costs that now total $101,402
Black history unfolds in Colorado
In the same grand chambers where the Ku Klux Klan once held sway, two black men will assume the most powerful positions in the Colorado General Assembly
Apartheid foe Helen Suzman dies at 91
Suzman was one of the few white South African lawmakers to fight against the injustices of racist rule
Freddie Hubbard, jazz trumpeter, dies at 70
The cause was complications of a heart attack he had on Nov. 26, a spokesman said
What Lil Wayne can teach us about fashion
When it come to style and fashion, find what works for you and make it your own. True style is about individuality.
Unsolved murders from ’08 linger into ’09
Thirty-two of Charlotte’s 83 homicides from last year were unsolved at year end, according to a Charlotte Observer analysis.