Charlotte-Mecklenburg Black Chamber awarded $200,000 to support businesses shut down by coronavirus
Board chair says direct business entrepreneurial support and funding are part of the Chamber's new direction.
By Katrina Louis | July 9, 2020
Voice actor’s message to “wear a mask” comes after losing dad and his own Covid-19 battle
George Washington III contracted Covid-19 from his dad, who contracted it while attending his mom's funeral.
By Sabrina Clark | July 9, 2020
N.C. reports 2,000-plus new Covid-19 cases in a single day, a state record
State health officials warn residents celebrating the Fourth of July to wear face coverings, avoid crowds and wash hands often.
By Glenn Burkins | July 4, 2020
CMS leaders discuss reopening plans for upcoming school year
While school officials await direction from Gov. Roy Cooper on fall reopening, they discuss three plans during special meeting Wednesday.
By Katrina Louis | July 2, 2020
Residents in Statesville homeless shelter will transition to motel living
More than 120 people live inside homeless shelters with at least one of the CDC’s identified Covid-19 risk conditions, says Roof Above.
By QCity Metro Staff | July 1, 2020
“It’s kind of terrifying how little has changed”: Reflecting on two pandemics faced by the Black & LGBTQ community
This June marks the 50th anniversary of the first Pride parade, which arose in protest against police brutality and for the rights of LGBTQ people. Health equity has always been an indispensable part of that struggle.
By Hannah Critchfield, North Carolina Health News | June 30, 2020
Gov. Cooper hits ‘pause’ on Phase 3 reopening; orders wearing of face coverings
Phase 2 extended until July 17 as numbers of Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to climb.
By QCity Metro Staff | June 24, 2020
Mayor Vi Lyles wants a statewide requirement for protective face coverings
In a series of tweets Tuesday, the Charlotte mayor said she has asked Gov. Roy Cooper to implement just such a requirement.
By Glenn Burkins | June 24, 2020
City of Charlotte launches $30 million grant program for small businesses
Grant program provides between $10,000 and $25,000 to Charlotte-based small businesses impacted by Covid-19.
By QCity Metro Staff | June 23, 2020