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40 CMS students awarded in MKL writing and art contest

More than 100 students submitted artwork or an essay on the theme “Celebrating Diversity, Diplomacy and the Dream.”

School board elects replacement for Vilma Leake

Kimberly Mitchell-Walker was one of 17 people who sought the District 2 seat. With her appointment, the nine-member board again has two African Americans

Time Warner Cable announces rate hikes

Beginning Feb. 1, the monthly charge for various cable packages will increase anywhere from 4 percent to 9 percent

Motown turns 50 today

A half century has passed since the day Berry Gordy secured the $800 family loan that would transform Detroit and popular music.

Panthers let magical opportunity slip away


People across the country expected the Panthers to reach the Super Bowl. They had the city in the palm of their hands.

Embracing the promise

The Rev. Clifford A. Jones Sr. of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church delivers his State of the Church address. He wants more focus on helping needy children in Mecklenburg

Fantasia’s south Charlotte home won’t be auctioned today

A lawyer representing a Florida lender said a deal was reached with the American Idol winner to avoid a foreclosure sale

Happy Birthday, Motown!

Fifty years after its founding, the Motown Sound is still the soundtrack of American life

JCSU football player dies at his Maryland home

Stephen Seard died Saturday from complications caused by a seizure, his family told school officials. He played three seasons on the Golden Bulls’ football team.

Ruth Morrison James dies at age 84

Mrs. James was a member of the Queen City Chapter of Gold Star Wives of America and was an active member of Galilee Baptist Church for many years

Eat with your iPhone at T1 Tapas


If high-tech gadgets turns you on, this Huntersville restaurant offers a unique experience. The food, however, was not so hot

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.

The preacher’s wife

Being married to a pastor is never easy, says Joan Thompson Miller. On Saturday, she will host an appreciation luncheon for first ladies. All denominations are welcomed

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.

Obama’s mother-in-law to live in White House

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.


Mint Museum launches new series with live entertainment

The free, weekly series kicks off tonight with live jazz and a panel discussion featuring South Carolina artist Leo Twiggs.



Charlotte’s Black filmmakers react to John Singleton’s death

Local filmmakers react to the death of Academy Award-nominated director John Singleton, who died on April 29 following complications from...


Mecklenburg tax collector will seize wages, bank accounts for overdue Medic bills

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United House of Prayer to host centennial celebration in Charlotte

The Charlotte celebration is expected to draw members and church leaders nationwide, including the church’s current leader, Bishop C. M....



Former TV anchor Delano Little and team to open The Public House uptown

Delano Little spent nearly 30 years on TV. His latest venture dips into Charlotte’s food and music scene with an...


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