‘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
Mildred Grier, a West End neighbor you should know
A child of the Great Depression, Grier recently celebrated her 97th birthday. She and her late husband, Joe, were among the first residents of McCrorey Heights.
By Patsy V. Pressley | May 17, 2020
Former West Charlotte High student plans fundraiser for vocational program that launched his career
Proceeds will benefit the West Charlotte cosmetology program and the Clinton L. Blake Endowment scholarship.
By Emiene Wright | May 17, 2020
Asked & Answered: When will the Beatties Ford Road streetcar project be finished?
For answers, we turned to the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), which is overseeing the work and will operate the streetcar.
By QCity Metro Staff | May 17, 2020
5 questions for city council member Malcolm Graham
With the arrival of Covid-19, he said, the conversation for Historic West End residents and business owners switched.
By Glenn Burkins | April 17, 2020
Great Things boutique is planning for bigger things
Manager Traci Bullock speeds up plans to open an e-commerce store to restock and generate money to support transitional housing
By Crystal Marie | April 17, 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
Booker T. mural tells story of Washington Heights
Washington Heights Neighborhood Association commissions bold new mural on Beatties Ford Road.
By Emiene Wright | March 6, 2020
Asked & Answered: How did “West Charlotte” become “Historic West End”?
A man who grew up on Charlotte's west side wants to know when (and how) the name of his neighborhood got changed.
By Glenn Burkins | March 6, 2020