For Black single mothers, Covid-19 economic challenges can be magnified

Women, particularly women of color, have been affected economically more than men throughout the pandemic, according to recent jobs reports.
By Gracyn Doctor, WFAE | January 19, 2021

CMS students will continue remote learning as Covid-19 cases spike

Read what some teachers were saying.
By Jonathan Limehouse | January 15, 2021

Covid-19 spreading at ‘exponential rate,’ county health officials say

To slow the spread, Mecklenburg Public Health issued a three-week "directive" with specific actions for residents.
By Glenn Burkins | January 13, 2021

24,500 vaccinated against coronavirus in N.C.; just 8% were Black

The low percentage for Black residents may say less about race and more about how the state is prioritizing who gets the first doses.
By Glenn Burkins | December 22, 2020

CMS board member, educators discuss Covid-19 vaccine and making ‘Safer Schools Now’

School Board Vice Chair advises the district’s educators to take the Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes more widely available.
By Jonathan Limehouse | December 17, 2020

Gas station workers face safety challenges during pandemic

Cashiers at gas stations and convenience stores aren’t typically who we think of as essential workers. How they stay safe on the job isn't easy.
By Gracyn Doctor, WFAE | December 16, 2020

Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine is in NC. Atrium Health has the first batch

One of Atrium’s doctors became the first person in the state to receive the Covid-19 vaccination Monday morning.
By Jonathan Limehouse | December 14, 2020

‘The hardest year of my life’: At high-poverty Garinger High School, a student works to overcome Covid-related hardships

Before the pandemic, Garinger already was a school with big challenges. Now those challenges have multiplied.
By Cristina Bolling, The Charlotte Ledger | December 12, 2020

She hired her first employees a week before the pandemic arrived. How has business fared since then?

Destini Gilliam's story is indicative of a much bigger narrative that has impacted Black businesses, specifically those owned by Black women.
By Katrina Louis | December 11, 2020

CMPD Chief Jennings ‘feels fine’ after testing positive for Covid-19

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Johnny Jennings’ positive test results come on the same day Gov. Roy Cooper announces that the state is entering a modified Stay at Home order.
By Jonathan Limehouse | December 8, 2020