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Happy Monday, QCity!

Today, read what a resident at the new Sugaree Apartments in Charlotte says about the impact of the community, events this week in Charlotte and more.

Today in History: In 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled segregation on Alabama buses as unconstitutional. The decision was largely because of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a more-than-year-long protest in which Black people in Montgomery refused to ride public buses.

Today in Charlotte: Sexyy Red at The Fillmore

Today’s Hot Job: Arts & Science Council is seeking a vice president of philanthropy.


New affordable housing community now open in Charlotte

Sugaree Place Apartments, a new affordable housing community, opened in northwest Charlotte’s Hidden Valley neighborhood.

The $15 million project offers 51 units to residents with low income at rent between $400 to $1,100.

One resident told QCity Metro she is able to save hundreds of dollars each month because of the affordability.

Keep reading. [Destiniee Jaram]


Turkey giveaway, bill help and more

Thanksgiving meal. Stock image. (Carolina Grabowska via
  • FREE TURKEY: Register for a free turkey and Thanksgiving meal for pickup this Saturday, Nov. 18. Email for more info.
  • HEATING HELP: Mecklenburg County has support available to assist eligible families with heating and cooling bills.


Mortgage loans for VAs

VA-guaranteed loans are made by private lenders like SouthState to eligible veterans, service members, and their surviving spouses1 for the purchase or refinance of their primary home.

VA Mortgage Loan Highlights

• 0% down payment2

• No SouthState Administration fees

• No private mortgage insurance is required

• Purchase or refinance of a primary residence

Our lenders will use their expertise to tailor a mortgage to your needs. To determine if a VA mortgage is right for you.


ICYMI: Cornel West speaks at JCSU

Cornel West at Johnson C. Smith University. November 2023. (Tradesha Woodard)

Cornel West made a recent stop at Johnson C. Smith University, where he spoke about activism and the importance of addressing white supremacy.

“If you want to see how strong white supremacy is, just look in the souls of Black people, and you will still see self-hatred, doubt, disrespect, or destruction,” West said.

Read on.


A thrilling musical experience

Experience Verdi’s Requiem this weekend!

Guest conductor Kwamé Ryan leads your Charlotte Symphony with the Charlotte Master Chorale and four soloists.

Limited tickets are available for $29! Get tickets!


Miami Heat, a concert and sake tasting this week in Charlotte

Ayra Starr at the Underground in Charlotte. September 2023. (QCity Metro)


The UPPY Awards: The UPPY Awards — Unpretentious Palate’s People of the Year Awards — celebrate the best restaurant industry professionals in Charlotte. 

Sexyy Red: Make some noise at the Filmore for this rapper, known for hits like “SkeeYee” and “Mad at Me.”


Holidays at the Hall: Head to the NASCAR Hall of Fame to snap a picture in front of the 30-foot Christmas tree. 

Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat: Put on your best Hornets merch to cheer on our hometown team. 

Charlotte Symphony Youth: Enjoy a night of music performed by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, side-by-side with the students of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra.


Rod Wave – Nostalgia Tour: Listen to the rapper known for hits like “Boyz Don’t Cry” and “Great Gatsby” perform at the Spectrum Center. 

Sake Tasting Night at Urban District Market: Enjoy a night of food and sake at the Urban District Market. 

More news

➡️ Education: UNC Charlotte stands out as N.C. colleges retool how to teach kids to read. (WFAE)

➡️ National: South Carolina Senator and Republican presidential candidate Tim Scott announced that he is dropping out of the 2024 race. (AP News)

➡️ World: The United Nations warns that escalating bloodshed since the outbreak of civil war in Sudan could lead to another genocide. (World)

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Destiniee is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. She moved to North Carolina in January 2022 and reports on health and health equity. Reach her at

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