“Style cannot be dictated”


Fashion columnist Lashawnda K. Becoats begins a monthly Q&A with local people who put the "style" in Style Essentials. Today, meet Chris Capel, 30

By admin | January 29, 2009

Police arrest two on murder-robbery charges

Investigators are trying to determine whether the pair, plus a third person who was already in the Mecklenburg jail, were involved in a string of robberies
By admin | January 29, 2009

A Huntersville church studies the principles of prayer

The Rev. LaShaun Hamilton said understanding prayer begins with the basic knowledge that a higher being is at work
By admin | January 29, 2009

Looking for work? Consider this advice

Bill Means, director of the Career Center at Queens University of Charlotte, says unemployment can be stressful, but job seekers needn't give up
By admin | January 29, 2009

Charlotte-based commentator calls for national black “fast”

Lenny McAllister wants a 40-day moratorium on black crime, black truancy and language degrading to black women. The fast would extend through Black History Month
By admin | January 29, 2009

Fitness instructor Sondra E. Z. Hines joins Qcitymetro.com


Every journey is different. Mine led me to become an aerobics instructor. Yours will have its own destination.

By admin | January 28, 2009

Report: Fixing high-poverty schools will require dramatic steps

Consultants tell school board members that CMS can't make major gains without turning around its lowest-performing schools.
By admin | January 28, 2009

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
By admin | January 28, 2009

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
By admin | January 28, 2009

Some random thoughts on the NFL (and Barack Obama?)


Jemal ruminates on the possible departure of Julius Peppers, the happy retirement of Tony Dungy and a White House visit for coach Mike Tomlin
By admin | January 27, 2009