Young Christians and church groups will compete for prizes and scholarships based on their memorized knowledge of Scripture.
Youth Bible Bee coming to Charlotte
Graham joins JCSU as assistant to president
The N.C. state senator will assist JCSU President Ronald Carter build strong relationships with outside entities, such as governments, community groups, nonprofits and churches.
Thriving in the shadows
In a market dominated by discount salons, African American nail technicians say they survive by focusing on customer service.
Gender equality – the ‘unfinished business of our nation’
Bennett College for Women President Julianne Malveaux told a Qcity crowd Wednesday that the fight for gender equality is far from won.
Panthers release cornerback Ken Lucas
The team signed Lucas to a six-year, $36 million free-agent deal in 2005 and had been trying to trade the veteran. The move frees up $2.3 million under the team’s salary cap.
Obama creates panel to focus on women and girls
The White House Council on Women and Girls will be made up of top White House officials and cabinet secretaries. Obama created the panel through executive order.
Anthony Foxx defends wife’s hiring to county agency
Samara Foxx is one of three recent hires to the Department of Social Services who have close family ties to high-ranking public officials.
School Board OKs plan to cut teacher jobs
More than 500 classroom jobs may be eliminated as school officials look for ways to close a potential $87 million budget shortfall. Eighty-three assistant principals also could be fired.
Lisa Montgomery joins JCSU
Montgomery was named vice president for student enrollment and success at Johnson C. Smith University, responsible for admissions, campus ministries, financial aid, Greek life and other areas
Teachers rally against proposed job cuts
Faced with a budget shortfall, CMS Superintendent Peter Gorman has said he may need to eliminate 456 teachers and 83 assistant principals. Teachers say the cuts should come from administration.
Things do change
Forty-four years after a bloody confrontation at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., the 44th president of the United States is a black man.
William Henry “Billy” Phillips, 69
Mr. Phillips, a former U.S. Marine, was a member of Parkwood Institutional CME Church. He spent many years as a salesman in the insurance industry.
Bobcats feel heat as economy sours
To keep ticket-holders happy, the Charlotte Bobcats will outline new incentives this week, the Charlotte Observer reports. They include lower season ticket prices and a chance to win prizes.
Anthony Foxx launches campaign Web site
Campaign officials say the new site will be the hub of their communications efforts with voters. It will be updated daily, they say, “pretty much from sun up to sun down.”
Local church to sponsor teen summit
The Park Ministries of Charlotte will sponsor the ELEVATE teen summit on March 21. Gender-specific sessions will focus on leadership, learning and living.