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Teddy McDaniel named president and CEO of Urban League of Central Carolinas

McDaniel comes to Charlotte after a long career in the financial services industry and leading the Urban League in Austin, Texas, for the past five years.

Bank of America pulls funding for ‘Julius Caesar’ production over Trump-like portrayal

The Charlotte-based bank said the New York production, which shows a Trump-like Caesar being stabbed to death, was presented “in a way that was intended to provoke and offend.”

Charlotte woman dies from burns; husband charged with murder

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police identified the suspect as Gary James McGill, 51. He was charged in the death of his wife, Archie McGill, 47.

Morehouse College interim president dies unexpectedly 

William Taggart, the newly appointed interim president of Morehouse College died suddenly Wednesday at his Atlanta home, the school has confirmed. He was 55 years-old.

Local chapter of Delta Sigma Theta celebrates 75 years of community service

The Charlotte Alumnae Chapter has planned a full weekend schedule, including a scholarship reception and gala.

Under fire for his leadership, Mecklenburg Health Director Marcus Plescia will step down

Plescia, who heads the Mecklenburg County Health Department, faced growing criticism after it was revealed that county health clinics had mishandled test results for nearly 200 women who were screened for cervical cancer.

YMCA and CMPD will offer teens ‘Summer of Opportunity’

The seven-week program, focused on three high-poverty, high-crime areas, will offer teens free access to three neighborhood YMCAs on Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Supreme Court: GOP lawmakers in North Carolina drew illegal, race-based voting districts

In a unanimous vote, the nation’s high court ruled that North Carolina Republicans mapped 28 state legislative districts in a way that diluted the clout of black voters.

2 dead in separate shootings; in both cases, victim and shooter knew one another

Both homicides were reported within a 12-hour span near the city’s Derita neighborhood, just north of uptown.

Teen arrested on suspicion of raping tourist in uptown Charlotte

Police said a woman was raped early Thursday in uptown Charlotte while walking with a male companion to their hotel.

County budget has no tax increase – and would allow vote on full school bond request

If approved by voters, the $937 million bond package would build 10 schools, as well as replace old schools and build additions to crowded campuses.

In Charlotte, 3 shot dead over Memorial Day weekend

In the latest incident, a teen was shot and killed late Monday in northwest Charlotte and a second victim was shot in the leg.

Police find body they believe is missing Charlotte Uber driver

The body was found in Rock Hill, in a wooded areas off Mount Gallant Road. A medical examiner will have to positively identify the remains.

Video: Tornado touches down in Davie County  

Michael Porter captured video of this tornado touching down in Davie County Wednesday afternoon, May 24, 2017. In nearby Yadkin […]

Chuck Schumer: GOP bill a ‘cancer’ on healthcare system  

Chuck Schumer, leader of the Senate Democrats, didn’t mince words when he called the GOP healthcare plan a “a cancer on […]


A peek inside Firehouse Bar & Lounge, soon to be Charlotte’s newest hot spot

Owner Clarence Boston said he hopes the lounge, located near Bank of America Stadium, will attract young professionals of all...


I can’t keep rolling my eyes at today’s headlines; it’s starting to hurt

Is it just me, or is the constant drum beat of social media starting to make us loopy?


It’s never too late to get back on the health bandwagon

As humans, we are prone to get distractions. But when it comes to nutrition and exercise, it's never too late...


Church of God in Christ (COGIC) convention draws thousands to Charlotte

The convention, which ends Friday, includes a variety of Christian workshops, music events and educational opportunities for young people.


NCCU professor will trek 10,000 miles for mental health awareness

Robert Horne, who teaches in the NCCU School of Education, left Thursday on a motorcycle ride that will see him...


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