Consultants tell school board members that CMS can’t make major gains without turning around its lowest-performing schools.
Report: Fixing high-poverty schools will require dramatic steps
Senate panel approves Holder for Justice Dept.
Holder won the backing of all Democrats on the panel and all but two Republicans. His nomination could go to the full Senate within days
JCSU names Steven Aycock head football coach
Aycock had served as interim coach since the school fired Daryl McNeill on Nov. 5. His goal, he said, is to make the football program a CIAA and Division II powerhouse
Some random thoughts on the NFL (and Barack Obama?)
I’M JUST SAYIN’
Jemal ruminates on the possible departure of Julius Peppers, the happy retirement of Tony Dungy and a White House visit for coach Mike Tomlin
When even make-believe becomes fake
Those Barack Obama cutouts weren’t what some folks thought they were. Look closely at the hands, says theroot.com. And when did President Obama start wearing glasses?
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The historic Coffee Cup is closed for good, owner says
Owner Gardine Wilson tells the Charlotte Observer he won’t reopen what was once a culinary institution in the Qcity
Panthers hire new defensive coordinator
Ron Meeks, formerly of the Indianapolis Colts, will replace Mike Trgovac. The Colts’ defense under Meeks was consistently ranked among the NFL’s best
Major U.S. companies to slash 48,400 jobs
Major cuts were announced today at Caterpillar, Sprint Nextel, Home Depot, General Motors and Texas Instruments — the latest sign of just how far the U.S. economy has fallen
Tyler Perry calls lawsuits against him unfair
The Atlanta filmmaker was sued in December by several contractors alleging he refused to pay them for work done while building his 30,000-square-foot home
Charlotte group auctions Obama portrait
The painting is the work of performance artist David Garibaldi, who created it during a Dec. 31 uptown stage show at First Night Charlotte.
NAACP to file complaint in police shooting
Terrance Kennedy died at Gaston Memorial Hospital after being shot Saturday by a Dallas, N.C., police officer trying to serve an assault warrant.
Sean May — overweight and at a crossroads
Bobcats forward Sean May hasn’t played in a game since Dec. 11. Coach Larry Brown says he must drop more weight, which has proven tough for the former Chapel Hill star
JCSU hires assistant to school president
Keith Holcomb formerly worked as executive assistant to former United Way of Central Carolinas President Gloria Pace King
CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe: Black communities must stop tolerating crime
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe talks about murder, incarceration and other issues that plague black communities. (Photo: Dirk Weaver, special to Qcitymetro.com