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UPDATE: Deidra Lane is released from prison

Lane pleaded guilty in 2003 to voluntary manslaughter after killing her estranged husband, former Carolina Panthers running back Fred Lane Jr.

UPDATE: California Mayor resigns over watermelon email

Los Alamitos, Calif., Mayor Dean Grose kept his promise to resign Monday after sending an email showing watermelons on the White House lawn.

Webber joins African American Heritage Commission

Former television news anchor Sterlin Benson Webber will help advise N.C. officials in preserving African American culture, history and art

Mr. Erskine Farris Jr.

Mr. Farris, 68, was owner of E & R Cleaning Service. He was employed by Carmel Presbyterian Church for many years before retiring in 2007

Mr. Rayford Jones Sr.

Mr. Jones, 71, died Feb. 10 at Carolinas Medical Center. Mr. Jones was a member of Clanton Presbyterian Church where he sang in the male chorus.

Helen Fincher Hudson of Charlotte

Mrs. Hudson, 58, died Feb. 18 at her residence. She was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church

Heavy snow blankets Charlotte region

An overnight storm dumped as much as 10 inches in some parts of the region. Other areas reported far less. CMS and most other school districts announced a snow day

$1 million lottery ticket found in truck

Neighbors Larry Pigg and Quinton Harris found the ticket on Monday. Pigg said he plans to share the winnings with Harris, who made the discovery

Obama: Combat troops to leave Iraq by Sept. 2010

The president told Marines and military leaders at Camp Lejeune that U.S. troops had accomplished their mission. The rest, he said, is up to the Iraqi people

The fashion parade we call the CIAA


See photos of some of the fashionable people I found in uptown Charlotte during CIAA week

A tasty find amid the CIAA bustle

Nix Burger & Brew on Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte serves more than 19 different gourmet burgers, but the best part for us were the fries

Lessons Learned?

Have those of us watching on the sidelines — not to mention Rihanna or Chris Brown — learned anything from this very public case of domestic blues?

Alan Keys goes on Obama attack

In a YouTube video, Keys denies that Barack Obama is the legitimate president. He predicts civil war if Obama is not “stopped,” calling him a “radical communist”

Tiffany Randolph is KALC’s new general manager

Randolph, a 2001 graduate of Clark-Atlanta University, said she wants to increase enrollment, hire additional tutors and help build the Kennedy Academic Learning Centers’ brand

The Park Ministries to host gospel concert for youths

The “2009 Victory After Party” is part of the 2009 Gospel Heritage Praise and Worship Conference, an annual event that honors gospel artists


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...


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?


Everyone’s a winner at the Sorority Greek Health Olympics

Last week I sprinted to the finish line of a wellness project I had been working on since January –...


Churches must do more to promote health and healing, says World Council of Churches official

Dr. Mwai Makoka, in Charlotte to study Mecklenburg County's Village HeartBEAT program, said the church must “embrace a new paradigm”...


Women must be agents for change, says international humanitarian Tererai Trent

It all starts, she said, when women discover what fuels their individual passions for change.


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