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Student loan debt rising rapidly in N.C., new report finds. Communities of color especially hard hit

Here’s a taste of today’s Morning Brew newsletter. Sign up to have it delivered to your in-box. “Crisis.” That’s how one organization […]

Black Girls RUN! brings Sweat With Your Sole conference to Charlotte

The three-day conference will gather a nationwide community of runners to encourage a healthy lifestyle for women.

Rep. Alma Adams calls for collective giving to address concerns in black communities

The Charlotte congresswoman spoke at a luncheon celebrating the 25th anniversary of the African American Community Foundation.

‘I’m not a businessman; I’m a business, man’: How we’re feeling about Jay-Z’s NFL partnership and backlash

Reactions mixed about the mogul’s deal to to produce the Super Bowl halftime show and other NFL event entertainment.

10 tips for parents facing a new school year

As a mother who’s gone through the back-to-school routine with her own children, Jon Brooks-Fox knows what it means to […]

Who’s running? Here are Charlotte’s City Council and mayoral candidates

Charlotte polls open Aug. 21 for residents to vote early in the local primary elections. Several City Council races will be decided during the primaries.

Concert featuring Morehouse Glee Club and Charlotte Symphony will raise money for scholarships

The school’s Charlotte alumni chapter wants to award $12,000 scholarships to five Charlotte-area Morehouse students each year.

Gun violence and public health: forum addresses hot-button topic

In 2016, the American Medical Association adopted policy calling gun violence in the United States “a public health crisis,” sparking debate on both sides of the issue.

Darrel Williams appointed chair for sales tax referendum committee

The former county commissioner and community leader will serve as chair of Partnership for a Better Mecklenburg, a group supporting the Mecklenburg County sales tax referendum voters will see on the Nov. 5 ballot.

Police search for suspect after woman killed in Charlotte’s Steele Creek community

Police believe the suspect might be traveling with his 18-year-old son and three-year-old daughter, both of whom he took from the crime scene.

You’ll need a smartphone to see the Carolinas Panthers at Bank of America Stadium this season

As part of a larger NFL directive, the Panthers will move to full mobile ticketing for the 2019 season, continuing a transition that began last season.

Rider dies after crashing his dirt bike during encounter with CMPD officer

A 33-year-old man died Sunday when he crashed his dirt bike during an encounter with a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer. Authorities […]

Police: 1 teen killed, 1 teen wounded while robbing convenience store in west Charlotte

Police said the teens were shot by a customer who was in the store and had also been robbed by the teens.

CMPD launches weekly podcast, beginning Aug. 8

Weekly 30-minute podcasts continue the department’s efforts to increase transparency with the community, according to one of the show’s co-hosts.

Nico, a gun-detection dog, joins law-enforcement team at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

The 2-year-old German Shepherd, born in the Czech Republic, is part of an extensive effort to bolster school security.



All-Black orchestra showcases tunes that speak to the culture

North Carolina-trained conductor leads orchestra that performs with a contemporary twist.



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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Photo Gallery: Village HeartBEAT Hearts of Champions Gala

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



Statewide “Green Book” exhibit will highlight Charlotte people and places

North Carolina's 'Green Book Project' explores the 327 entries in "The Negro Motorist Green Book," including the histories of 55...


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