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Police: 16-year-old boy killed when someone shot into a Charlotte home

A boy who celebrated his 16th birthday on Sunday was shot and killed early Wednesday when someone shot into a […]

Two companies pledge $20 million to address affordable housing in Charlotte

With the latest donations, the Charlotte Housing Opportunity Investment Fund is closing in on its $50 million goal.

Harvest Center director accused of illegally entering homes to evict low-income tenants

Colin Pinkney’s accusers say he entered their homes while they were away as part of an effort to evict them from transitional housing.

Addressing legacy of lynching may be uncomfortable but necessary to right wrongs, says activist Bryan Stevenson

Levine Museum of New South recently hosted the sold-out “An Evening With Bryan Stevenson,” founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.

With threat of Excelsior Club demolition, daughter of former owner says, “I know that is not what my father would want”

Paperwork was filed last year that would permit demolition of the historic Excelsior Club, which could happen after June 12.

CMPD: Gas station clerk killed during robbery

A robber shot and killed a clerk working at a west Charlotte gas station early Monday, according to CMPD. Police […]

Two Charlotte Smoothie King employees fired, stores temporarily closed after customer receipts show racist language

Photos surfaced of customer receipts from two Charlotte Smoothie King locations showing their names replaced with racist language.

Man in wheelchair dies after being struck by car

A man in a wheelchair died late Saturday after he was struck by a car traveling on W. Sugar Creek […]

Mecklenburg Sheriff Gary McFadden launches monthly meet-and-greet

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden wants to make his office more accessible to the public. So on Saturday, he kicked […]

Girl Scouts members lead dedication for civil rights pioneer Dorothy Counts-Scoggins

Two students organized a dedication ceremony honoring Dorothy Counts-Scoggins, who integrated Harding High School in 1957.

Excelsior Club named one of most endangered places in U.S.

The historic club on Beatties Ford Road is currently listed for sale, and paperwork has been filed that could lead to its demolition.

Patrick Graham shares parting words for Charlotte, including message for community leaders

Former nonprofit leader Patrick Graham is leaving Charlotte to serve as the Senior Policy Advisor for the City of Richmond, Va.

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Why the journalism collaborative is focusing on the affordable housing crisis

It’s become an iconic counter-image to the boomtimes all around us in Charlotte: a sign held up at a city […]

‘Status quo is not working.’ Can Charlotte find solutions for affordable housing crisis?

Over the next few months and possibly beyond, the Charlotte Journalism Collaborative will be exploring the Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis through a solutions journalism lens.



“View the Right Thing” film series tackles racial and social themes through Black cinema

The film and discussion series commemorates the 30th anniversary of "Do the Right Thing" and other movies that sparked social...



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...


Michael Floyd works out at the McCrorey YMCA in Charlotte, NC.

‘Real men’ do care for their health; witness these two

On average, men in the U.S. die about five years earlier than women of the same age. Worldwide, that disparity...


Photo Gallery: Village HeartBEAT Hearts of Champions Gala

More than 1,200 people attended this annual event, representing 44 local churches.



Rook and King is the fashion accessory your lapel has been missing

Jeremiah Allen, a Johnson C. Smith University graduate, is the founder of Rook and King custom lapel pins.


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