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Mecklenburg’s interim health director says she wants to be inclusive, forward looking

Harris, 65, was hired under a six-month contract after the forced resignation of Dr. Marcus Plescia, the county’s outgoing health director.

North Carolina man gets life in prison for plotting Islamic State attack

Prosecutors said Sullivan conspired with a British man to carry out large-scale attacks in the United States on behalf of the militant group.

Citizens Review Board wants to take a closer look at the Keith Scott shooting

In a closed-door session on Tuesday, the board decided that there was “substantial evidence of error” in CMPD’s decision that the shooting was justified.

Blue Restaurant & Bar closing after 14 years in business

Blue’s management said the restaurant has been sold, ending a run as once of Charlotte’s uptown hot spots.

4 ways to make your next vacation more affordable

According to a recent survey, Americans take an average of six months to recover financially from a vacation.

At the urging of members, William Barber will extend his tenure at state NAACP president

The prominent civil rights activist had announced in May that he was stepping down to co-lead a new Poor People’s Campaign based in Washington, D.C.

Charlotte’s latest homicide victim shot inside restaurant/bar

Police identified the victim as Nelson Bismar Sosa, who died Saturday night at Carolinas Medical Center from a gunshot wound.

Friends pause to remember Charlotte barber David Lindsay

The popular No Grease barber was found shot to death inside an SUV on June 20, a day that saw three young, black men shot and killed in Charlotte, which has seen its homicide rate spike this year.

Popular barber at No Grease was among 3 men shot and killed late Tuesday, media reports

The killings were reported minutes apart — one in east Charlotte near Hickory Grove Road and the other in northeast Charlotte near N. Tryon Street.

U.S. Supreme Court: Sex offenders have a right to social media

In a unanimous ruling, the nation’s highest court struck down a North Carolina law that barred convicted sex offenders from using Facebook and other social media services that play a vital role in modern life.

Police seek white SUV involved in fatal hit-and-run

Police said a driver of the vehicle struck a pedestrian late Sunday on Freedom Drive and kept going.

Center City Partners wants to make Charlotte a destination for live music

The group most associated with uptown business development believes more live music can be an engine for economic growth.

Barry vs the snake 

Raleigh News & Observer columnist Barry Saunders recorded his encounter with a snake on his back deck. “This snake, which […]

Man found shot dead inside car that struck utility pole

The shooting was reported late Monday in west Charlotte.

New Charlotte budget adds police officers — without higher taxes

Charlotte’s general fund budget is expected to be $581.4 million – a 5.3 percent increase over the previous year.


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?


It’s never too late to get back on the health bandwagon

As humans, we are prone to get distractions. But when it comes to nutrition and exercise, it's never too late...


Church of God in Christ (COGIC) convention draws thousands to Charlotte

The convention, which ends Friday, includes a variety of Christian workshops, music events and educational opportunities for young people.


NCCU professor will trek 10,000 miles for mental health awareness

Robert Horne, who teaches in the NCCU School of Education, left Thursday on a motorcycle ride that will see him...


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