Rapper Lute showcases Black Lives Matter movement in new music video

The Charlotte native drops timely perspective on his new single, “Life.” The tribute video was dedicated to last month's victims of gun violence.
By Kallan Louis | July 6, 2020

Opinion | Beatties Ford Road: Still a symbol of tradition and hope

There’s one Beatties Ford Road, and we have to work together to build a corridor – and a city – where everyone can thrive.
By Malcolm Graham | July 1, 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

Community remembers victims of Charlotte block party shooting

Police say shooters fired at least 100 rounds into a crowd early Monday in northwest Charlotte that claimed three lives and injured 11 others.
By Katrina Louis | June 22, 2020

Beatties Ford Road library branch gets new name

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library renames branch in honor of Allegra Westbrooks, the first African-American public library supervisor in North Carolina.
By Katrina Louis | May 3, 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

Charlotte historian Tom Hanchett’s next chapter

After 16 years as the Levine Museum's staff historian, Tom Hanchett has embarked on a project researching the history of the McCrorey Heights neighborhood around Johnson C. Smith University.
By By Mark Washburn, The Charlote Observer | January 25, 2016

Saturday march will focus on crime prevention on Beatties Ford Road

Organizers say the march is meant to rally residents around crime prevention but also to address public perceptions of the area.
By Glenn Burkins | October 13, 2015