West Charlotte student uses pandemic hurdles as fuel for college dreams

The National Student Clearinghouse reports that historically Black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, have seen a decline in enrollment since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Gracyn Doctor, WFAE | April 20, 2021

3 retailers of color prepare for business in renovated West End building near JCSU

At 1800 Rozzelles Ferry Road, three business owners of color prepare for retail expansions.
By Sarafina Wright | April 16, 2021

On the JCSU campus, new sights and sounds emanate from the iconic Biddle Hall tower

The school has raised money to repair the Biddle Hall clock and bell, and soon nighttime lighting will illuminate the historic clock tower.
By Sarafina Wright | April 13, 2021

With $18 million gift from MacKenzie Scott, YMCA of Greater Charlotte will expand programs to reduce poverty and health disparities

The Y's initial focus will be on communities along the West Boulevard and Beatties Ford Road corridors.
By Glenn Burkins | April 13, 2021

West Charlotte native joins QCity Metro as Historic West End reporter

Sarafina Wright, a graduate of West Charlotte High, has remained deeply rooted in the neighborhoods that shaped her.
By Sarafina Wright | March 30, 2021

Near a westside convenience store, another homicide

The Wednesday night shooting comes as neighbors near the A to Z store are rallying to address what they say is pattern of crime there.
By Jonathan Limehouse | March 25, 2021

Along Beatties Ford Road, the pending sale of a small store has triggered big emotions

Neighbors say the store has become a magnet for crime and loiterers, and they are demanding that the buyer commits to addressing those concerns.
By Jonathan Limehouse | March 22, 2021

‘Heritage of Biddleville’ wins Charlotte placemaking bid

Mural highlighting Historic West End will be installed as part of city's I-77 and West Trade Street underpass project.
By Katrina Louis | February 19, 2021

After nearly closing, the West End Fresh Seafood Market keeps its doors open

Owner Bernetta Powell says 2020 tested her faith, but she stayed committed to serving her community.
By Gracyn Doctor, WFAE | February 9, 2021

2 townhome projects set for Historic West End

The townhomes, priced in the high $300,000s, are the latest in a string of projects slated for the historically Black community.
By Glenn Burkins | January 13, 2021