Monroe: Police department moves are paying off

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe says last year's lower crime rate can be traced, in part, to changes he initiated
By admin | January 16, 2009

William C. Mobley, a retired school teacher, dies

Mr. Mobley enjoyed teaching and mentoring young people. He influenced countless students over his 38-year career
By admin | January 16, 2009

Friendship CDC gets $24,838 grant

The money will be used to provide temporary overflow shelter support to the Salvation Army. The grant will come from the Critical Need Response Fund.
By admin | January 16, 2009

Verona Elizabeth Dixon McIlwain Vaughn, 81

Mrs. Vaughn loved cooking and entertaining. Her home was a place where people loved to come and fellowship
By admin | January 16, 2009

54-year-old man arrested, charged with four unsolved rapes

Police say DNA linked Gilbert McNair to a string of sexual assaults attributed in the 1990s to the "Myers Park Rapist," a man who terrorized the upscale community
By admin | January 15, 2009

A shepherd where God has placed him

The Rev. William Franklin Blue was mentored at one of Charlotte's largest African American churches. He now leads a small congregation in rural South Carolina
By admin | January 15, 2009

Charlotte law firm honored for civil rights work

The Echo Foundation has given its top award to the law firm Ferguson Stein Chambers Gresham & Sumter for its work fostering integrattion of Charlotte public schools.
By admin | January 15, 2009

Taking the OUCH! out of eyebrow arching

STYLE ESSENTIALS

If you hate the pain of waxing or plucking, the ancient hair-removal technique of "threading" may provide a less painful alternative
By admin | January 15, 2009

Can Michelle Obama influence American fashion?

The incoming First Lady demonstrates not just that she understood the power of clothes to transmit a message, but a readiness to adjust the message as the need arises.
By admin | January 15, 2009

Obama’s “beast” of a car revealed

The Secret Service said this 2009 limo will provide a "valuable asset" in providing President Obama with the highest level of protection.
By admin | January 15, 2009