News & Buzz

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Send us a photo of your Christmas display and enter a chance to win a $50 gift card and have your story featured on Qcitymetro.

Funeral services are set for Barbara Brewton Cameron

Officials at the church she founded say they expect a large crowd, including international guests and national recording artists.

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...

Voices

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

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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Information Session: Contractors wanted for Carolina Theatre restoration project
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Forget Us Not…We are the Links to Your Past presented by LATIBAH Tours
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‘The Perfect Present’ Christmas Musical Drama
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