The Transportation Security Administration offers tips to speed you through those pesky checkpoints.
Flying with food or gifts this holiday season?
Uptown highrise will shelter the homeless
One hundred families with children soon will begin moving into the 12-story Hall House on Tryon Street. The families will remain for six months.
N.C. among the nation’s fastest-growing states
The state gained nearly 181,000 residents from July 2007 to July 2008, a 2 percent increase.
Panthers’ inspired performance needs perspective
I’M JUST SAYIN’
The Panthers showed they are poised, physical and talented in their Sunday night loss to the Giants. But the euphoria around here has to be short-lived.
Felton: “I love to give back to the community”
Charlotte Bobcats guard Raymond Felton passed out food boxes Sunday to hundreds of families facing Christmas in need, his third year sponsoring the event.
Qcitymetro adds a sports blogger
C. Jemal Horton has worked at the Washington Post, Indianapolis Star and Charlotte Observer. Writing a blog, he says, “will be a form of therapy for me.”
Why don’t whites read black authors?
The accepted wisdom of the publishing industry is that books by black authors should be marketed to black audiences.
The Rev. Cameron is remembered for her faith, concern for poor
An estimated 1,500 people attended a memorial for the Rev. Barbara Brewton Cameron. Solos were sung by gospel greats Blanche McAllister, Vanessa Bell Armstrong and Dewayne Woods.
NASCAR settles discrimination suit
The first black woman hired as a NASCAR official alleged a pattern of comments and behavior that created a hostile work environment. She also alleged unlawful termination.
S.C. State gets warning from accrediting agency
The school is placed under a one-year warning by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for failing to comply with the agency’s standards.
Obama named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year”
Mr. Obama was awarded the title “for having the confidence to sketch an ambitious future in a gloomy hour,” said Time editors.
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.
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.
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.