News & Buzz

Obama named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year”

Mr. Obama was awarded the title “for having the confidence to sketch an ambitious future in a gloomy hour,” said Time editors.

Four Panthers are Pro Bowl bound

Defensive end Julius Peppers, offensive tackle Jordan Gross, wide receiver Steve Smith and middle linebacker Jon Beason will represent the NFC.

West: The age of Barack Obama has come

The noted author and Princeton University professor admonished a Charlotte audience to be more focused on social justice and less obsessed with worldly comfort.

CATS to reduce bus and rail service

The Charlotte Area Transit System may eliminate five bus routes and cut the number of Lynx trains during peak times from eight to six an hour as part of $4 million in budget cuts.

Report: Ousted United Way CEO engineered her own pension

Former United Way CEO Gloria Pace King ignored a lawyer’s concerns and engineered a $2.1 million pension for herself, a new report concludes. Public outcry led to King’s firing.

Woman is killed, her two children injured

Scott E. Davis Sr. is charged with murder and three counts of attempted murder in connection to the death of Gabrielle Kinard, 38, and the shootings of Anjelo and Gabriella Kinard.

Qcity groups seek toys for local elementary

Tonight’s toy drive will benefit Thomasboro Elementary, the school dubbed “ghetto” by a CMS teacher on her Facebook page.

Is Sunday morning TV too white?

Roughly 80 percent of newsmakers and pundits who appeared on Sunday news shows over the past eight years were white men, says a liberal think tank.

Bad economy draws bigger crowds to churches

Pastors nationwide say they’ve seen a burst of new interest. Congregations large and small are adding programs of practical advice for people in fiscal straits.

Palin’s church is badly damaged by fire

Damage to Alaska governor and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s Wasilla Bible Church was estimated at $1 million, authorities said Saturday. No one was injured.

UNC panel to study hate crimes policy

Racist graffiti aimed at President-elect Barack Obama has prompted the University of North Carolina System to review its student code of conduct. Harold Martin (pictured) will lead the review.

John Legend was so much more than a piano man

CONCERT REVIEW

The soul crooner packed the show with flashing lights and booming bass, and preferred standing and dancing to just tickling the ivories.

Bank of America may slash 30,000 jobs

Bank of America on Thursday announced what’s likely its biggest round of layoffs ever — 30,000 to 35,000 jobs eliminated over the next three years.

Focus on what matters this Christmas

STYLE ESSENTIALS

Holiday shopping needn’t be a stressful or financially draining affair. Tips for surviving with wallet intact.

CMS to recruit, train principals for high-poverty schools

Ninety-one of the district’s 172 schools are labeled high-poverty. Students at those schools are disproportionately African American.

Entertainment

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...

Commentary

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?

Health

Why women should weight train

As a fitness professional, I enjoy seeing others reach their fitness goals — weight loss, gaining strength, revving up their...

Faith

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.

People

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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Charlotte NORML
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24th Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival – FINAL HUZZAH!