Mr. Obama was awarded the title “for having the confidence to sketch an ambitious future in a gloomy hour,” said Time editors.
Obama named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year”
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.