Ricky Singh uses art to uplift Beatties Ford community
Singh, a co-founder of the Beatties Ford Strong movement, says public art has the power to uplift.
By Sarafina Wright | June 28, 2021
One year later, a family still struggles with ‘why?’
Kenny Stevenson remembers his son, Dairyon Stevenson, one year after he was killed in a mass shooting on Beatties Ford Road.
By Sarafina Wright | June 18, 2021
When violence claims a life in Charlotte, Mario Black often gets a call
On June 22, Black and others will lead a silent march to remember four people killed in last summer's mass shooting on Beatties Ford Road.
By Sarafina Wright | June 15, 2021
Tracking the change: A look at some of the projects set for Historic West End (Part 3)
In the final part of this series we explore the projects coming to the Beatties Ford Road corridor of the Historic West End.
By Sarafina Wright | June 9, 2021
Tracking the change: A look at some of the projects set for Historic West End (Part 2)
Part 2 of the series looks at the projects happening at the intersection of W. Trade Street, Rozzelles Ferry Road and Beatties Ford Road known as Five Points.
By Sarafina Wright | June 8, 2021
Tracking the change: A look at some of the projects set for Historic West End (Part 1)
For decades, west Charlotte has not kept pace with the explosive growth in other parts of the city. Now the West End is showing signs of new economic life.
By Sarafina Wright | June 7, 2021
Rosa Parks market set to return with new location and Juneteenth celebration
Along with fruits, vegetables and the typical fare, the market will provide health education, guest lectures and healthy cooking demonstrations.
By Sarafina Wright | June 1, 2021
A city-county program to reduce violent crime now has a name
Officials hope the Alternatives to Violence program can reduce crime in Charlotte communities suffering from a host of social and economic disparities.
By Sarafina Wright | May 26, 2021
An aging West End building will be renovated as office space for small businesses
To make that vision reality, Erika Troutman first had to outmaneuver a determined developer with deeper pockets.
By Sarafina Wright | May 25, 2021
Charlotte developer Christopher Dennis wants to change the narrative at Beatties Ford and LaSalle
Dennis, owner of E-Fix Development Corp., is redeveloping two properties in the heart of the Beatties Ford Road's commercial district.
By Sarafina Wright | May 21, 2021