Westside resources for those needing help during COVID-19 pandemic

West Side Connect has compiled a list of organizations based or operating in the West End that are providing assistance.
By Qcitymetro Staff | March 20, 2020

Along Beatties Ford Road, business owners ‘trying to hang on’ in times of coronavirus

Businesses along the Beatties Ford Road corridor react to coronavirus-related restrictions.
By Emiene Wright | March 20, 2020

JCSU a ‘ghost town’ for remaining students on campus

Most students left for an extended spring break. Others have until March 30 to vacate campus.
By Emiene Wright | March 19, 2020

JCSU responds to coronavirus with campus shutdown

The historically Black university announces measures to safeguard against COVID-19.
By Emiene Wright | March 14, 2020

Booker T. mural tells story of Washington Heights

Washington Heights Neighborhood Association commissions bold new mural on Beatties Ford Road.
By Emiene Wright | March 6, 2020

Asked & Answered: How did “West Charlotte” become “Historic West End”?

A man who grew up on Charlotte's west side wants to know when (and how) the name of his neighborhood got changed.
By Glenn Burkins | March 6, 2020

Oaklawn Park pins hopes on ‘historic’ status to protect against gentrification

The West End neighborhood would join six other Charlotte communities as historic districts.
By Emiene Wright | March 6, 2020

Knight Foundation pledges new money for Historic West End

The three-year grant will pay to jump-start community-driven programming at Five Points Plaza, a public space soon to be built near Johnson C. Smith University in Historic West End.
By Glenn Burkins | February 10, 2020

3 Charlotte universities unite to promote ‘racial healing’ in community

The effort by Johnson C. Smith University, Queens University of Charlotte and UNC Charlotte is part of a larger initiative.
By Glenn Burkins | January 29, 2020

Historic West End church slated to become condos

The predominately black neighborhoods that surround the church near uptown Charlotte are facing rapid gentrification as young professionals move in.
By Glenn Burkins | December 16, 2019