2 deaths, 68 confirmed Covid-19 cases linked to event at west Charlotte church

People traveled from several states to attend events Oct. 4-11 at the United House of Prayer for All People. Health officials are encouraging attendees to get tested.
By Jonathan Limehouse | October 21, 2020

In Historic West End, neighbors bond and learn community history on slow, Sunday walks

The idea for a "West Side Walk and Talk" had been percolating for years, but then came the long, hot summer of 2020.
By Emiene Wright | October 20, 2020

Lowe’s Foundation grant to focus on preserving affordable housing along Beatties Ford Road

Foundation awards $1.33 million to City of Charlotte to support Safe Home Rehabilitation Program to complement Corridors of Opportunity initiative along Beatties Ford Road.
By Janey Tate | October 13, 2020

JCSU receives $6 million technology grant from IBM

Funding will help prepare students for careers in tech industries like cybersecurity and data science. JCSU is among 13 participating HBCUs.
By Janey Tate | October 6, 2020

Behind the mixed-use project coming to Booker Avenue in west Charlotte

CGE Venture Group is planning for retail and office space, a restaurant and a rooftop terrace overlooking uptown Charlotte.
By Janey Tate | September 27, 2020

Beatties Ford Road corridor sets the bar for Charlotte development initiative

Beatties Ford Road kicks off the City of Charlotte's 'corridors of opportunity.' Stakeholders will focus on six corridors around the city.
By Jonathan Limehouse | September 9, 2020

Spencer Cochran, a leader in CMPD’s Metro Division, is heading to Richmond

The 32-year veteran will work with Richmond's new police chief on issues relating to community engagement.
By Glenn Burkins | August 30, 2020

Change Agents: In the shadow of JCSU, Dianna Ward is creating a new retail environment

The Charlotte business owner, with two co-investors, will soon welcome three new tenants to the Five Points property they bought.
By Glenn Burkins | August 16, 2020

Weekend violence: 4 killed in separate shootings, including 16-year-old boy

With the homicide rate in Charlotte climbing, City Manager Marcus Jones last week outlined a plan to address violent crime in four of the city’s “hot spots.”
By Glenn Burkins | July 13, 2020

‘Beauty for ashes’: Artists seek to honor 4 who died in Beatties Ford Road shooting

Community advocates say the violence that left four dead will not deter efforts to improve the lives of residents and business owners along the corridor
By Glenn Burkins | June 28, 2020