How North Carolina transformed itself into the worst state to be unemployed

Across the country, unemployment systems are collapsing under an unprecedented number of claims. But some state systems, like North Carolina’s, have long made it harder to receive unemployment benefits.
By Ava Kofman, ProPublica | July 3, 2020

Exit interview: Some parting thoughts from Kerr Putney

The former CMPD chief said true police reform would require greater investments in the lives of Black and Latino youths.
By Glenn Burkins | July 2, 2020

CMS leaders discuss reopening plans for upcoming school year

While school officials await direction from Gov. Roy Cooper on fall reopening, they discuss three plans during special meeting Wednesday.
By Katrina Louis | July 2, 2020

Residents in Statesville homeless shelter will transition to motel living

More than 120 people live inside homeless shelters with at least one of the CDC’s identified Covid-19 risk conditions, says Roof Above.
By QCity Metro Staff | July 1, 2020

Opinion | Beatties Ford Road: Still a symbol of tradition and hope

There’s one Beatties Ford Road, and we have to work together to build a corridor – and a city – where everyone can thrive.
By Malcolm Graham | July 1, 2020

“It’s kind of terrifying how little has changed”: Reflecting on two pandemics faced by the Black & LGBTQ community

This June marks the 50th anniversary of the first Pride parade, which arose in protest against police brutality and for the rights of LGBTQ people. Health equity has always been an indispensable part of that struggle.
By Hannah Critchfield, North Carolina Health News | June 30, 2020

CMPD: 2 dead, 1 injured in shootings late Monday

On Tuckaseegee Road, two people were found shot inside a business, one fatally.
By Glenn Burkins | June 30, 2020

Record expungement remains a priority for Mecklenburg Council of Elders amid the pandemic

The collaborative, which focuses on crime prevention and re-entry services for former offenders, shifts online and sees its message spread further.
By Sarafina Wright | June 30, 2020

CMPD’s incoming chief says changes in policing are ‘inevitable’

Johnny Jennings, who takes over leadership from Chief Kerr Putney on Wednesday, said he wants to collaborate with Charlotte communities.
By Glenn Burkins | June 29, 2020

‘Beauty for ashes’: Artists seek to honor 4 who died in Beatties Ford Road shooting

Community advocates say the violence that left four dead will not deter efforts to improve the lives of residents and business owners along the corridor
By Glenn Burkins | June 28, 2020