With uptown empty, Mert’s Heart & Soul struggles to find customers

Most of the industries that play a major role in bringing people uptown were hit hardest by the pandemic.
By David Griffith, The Charlotte Ledger | September 21, 2020

CMS to phase-in students by grade level for in-person instruction

School board members voted 6-3 to approve a plan that would transition CMS students back into classrooms over a four-month period.
By Jonathan Limehouse | September 17, 2020

Success stories show contact tracing works, but there are few to share

Area health departments have successfully traced only a few large coronavirus outbreaks. More often, they meet resistance.
By David Boraks, WFAE | September 12, 2020

YMCA of Greater Charlotte staggers reopening indoor facilities, beginning Sept. 5

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday that gyms and indoor exercise facilities could reopen with 30% capacity as part of North Carolina's Phase 2.5 guidelines.
By QCity Metro Staff | September 3, 2020

Gyms, museums, playgrounds to reopen under NC’s Phase 2.5, Cooper says

Mass gathering limits also increase under the modified reopening, which goes into effect on Friday.
By Katrina Louis | September 1, 2020

How these health entrepreneurs continue to serve up wellness despite pandemic challenges

Three small-business owners in the health sector shed light on a challenging 2020, in the final part of Black Power Moves.
By Kallan Louis | August 31, 2020

Black workers are more likely to be unemployed but less likely to get unemployment benefits

More people than ever became eligible for unemployment benefits after Congress included part-time and gig workers, but the data shows that hasn’t solved a huge racial disparity. Here’s why.
By Ava Kofman and Hannah Fresques, ProPublica | August 25, 2020

Charlotte’s Black media publishers open up about longevity and managing through the pandemic

Part Two of the Black Power Moves series dives into the challenges and opportunities for Charlotte’s flagship Black media companies.
By Kallan Louis | August 17, 2020

Mecklenburg detention officer dies after contracting Covid-19

The 51-year-old woman had no recent contact with jail inmates, the Sheriff's Office reported.
By Glenn Burkins | August 14, 2020

CMS to roll out meal program for students during school closings

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will provide breakfast and lunch meal bundles for students while schools remain closed due to coronavirus safety concerns.
By Katrina Louis | August 11, 2020