CIAA to unveil new app for annual basketball tourney

Among other things, the app will make it easier to book hotels and buy gameday tickets.
By Paul McFadden Jr. | August 30, 2017

Police turn to cellphones to unravel mystery surrounding uptown shootout during CIAA

Police are hoping that a series of abandoned mobile devices can help them determine who fired shots in uptown Charlotte as the annual tournament was wrapping up.
By Michael Gordon, The Charlotte Observer | March 15, 2017

1 debit card, several drinks during CIAA, and 2 really big tips

A Charlotte man who got separated from his debit card at a uptown bar during CIAA Week got a rude surprise days later when he went to retrieve it.
By Glenn Burkins | March 7, 2017

Shots fired in uptown Charlotte as CIAA events drew to a close

Police recovered dozens of shell casings in the 600 block of N. Caldwell Street, where no injuries were reported in the shooting.
By QCity Metro | February 26, 2017

Johnson C. Smith women beat Virginia State to win first CIAA title since 2009

The JCSU bench came up big, outscoring Virginia State’s reserves 47-14.
By Herb White, Observer Correspondent | February 26, 2017

Some soul-food fan favorites to satisfy your appetite during CIAA week

Here are some soul-food restaurants that have proven to be popular for residents and visitors to Charlotte during CIAA week.
By Kenisha Wilson, Special Correspondent | February 24, 2017

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith headlines 2017 CIAA Hall of Fame inductees

ESPN commentator and Winston-Salem State alum Stephen A. Smith and six others will be inducted Friday into the 2016-17 John B. McLendon Jr. Hall of Fame.
By Janay Boone, Special Correspondent | February 23, 2017

Connect with career and networking opportunities during CIAA week

CIAA tournament week is the perfect time to make connections with prospective employers and business professionals.
By Jasmine Kerr, Special Correspondent | February 23, 2017

Can CIAA shed its urban image to attract a broader audience?

As enthusiasm for the annual basketball tournament appears to wane for some locals, CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams is eyeing a marketing plan that would include whites and Latinos.
By Glenn Burkins | February 22, 2017

Charlotte likely to end Extraordinary Events ordinance for large events

If the ordinance is repealed, the CIAA Basketball tournament would no longer be declared an "extraordinary event," a designation that gives police greater authority to search residents.
By Steve Harrison, The Charlotte Observer | February 14, 2017