It’s official: Marian Robinson, the 71-year-old mother-in-law of President-elect Barack Obama, will be moving into the White House, transition officials said on Friday.
Obama’s mother-in-law to live in White House
Number of unemployed in U.S. tops 11 million
The economy shed 524,000 jobs last month, completing a year that saw the U.S. labor market rival some of the nation’s steepest recessions.
Black women push for gentler hair products
Though millions of African American women have used relaxers, consumer groups and some consumers now demand safer products that are no less effective.
Charles Barkley taking leave of absence from TNT
The announcement came hours after police said the 45-year-old former NBA star was legally drunk when arrested while driving Dec. 31 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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DA drops charges against Mackey
State Rep. Nick Mackey no longer faces prosecution over a charge of failing to turn over business documents in a civil suit against him
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Harding High School’s band is nearing its fundraising goal
The Marching Band of Gold has raised nearly $40,000 of the $50,000 it needs to march in Barack Obama’s inauguration parade. Now local groups are helping out
Carolinas HealthCare System names new HR executive
Debra Plousha Moore recently came to Charlotte from Ohio, where she held a comparable job at a nonprofit healthcare system in Columbus
Fantasia’s Charlotte home is set for auction on Monday
The former American Idol star has ignored repeated demands that she repay a $65,000 loan, according to published reports
Two Charlotte residents picked to attend inaugural events
Kevin Cherry and Martha Young once struggled with crime and drugs. Now, thanks to a Virginia businessman, they soon will be witnessing Barack Obama’s inauguration.
Charlotte lawyer pleads guilty to fraud
Demetrius Rainer was accused of being the closing attorney for a mortgage fraud cell operating in Mecklenburg and Union counties
No regrets for Jaye Delai
Nearly eight months after he was let go from Q92.7, the former radio DJ and his wife Monica are looking ahead. They host a live jazz series called “A Peace of Jazz”
Inauguration to close many bridges into D.C.
All Potomac bridge crossings from Virginia into D.C. will be closed to personal vehicles on Inauguration Day and a large portion of downtown will be off-limits too
Two injured in random west Charlotte shootings
The victims were shot in the legs as they walked in the Brookhill area off Remount Road. Police were looking for two men in a green Mazda.