After nearly closing, the West End Fresh Seafood Market keeps its doors open

Owner Bernetta Powell says 2020 tested her faith, but she stayed committed to serving her community.
By Gracyn Doctor, WFAE | February 9, 2021

This $30,000 Historic West End mural project is up for grabs

The City of Charlotte is seeking a local artist to honor Historic West End with a mural as part of the city's placemaking program.
By Katrina Louis | December 22, 2020

Gold Line extension set to open in early 2021

The Phase 2 project will add 2.5 miles (and 11 stops) to the 1.5-mile route that opened in 2015.
By Glenn Burkins | December 7, 2020

Behind the mixed-use project coming to Booker Avenue in west Charlotte

CGE Venture Group is planning for retail and office space, a restaurant and a rooftop terrace overlooking uptown Charlotte.
By Janey Tate | September 27, 2020

Spencer Cochran, a leader in CMPD’s Metro Division, is heading to Richmond

The 32-year veteran will work with Richmond's new police chief on issues relating to community engagement.
By Glenn Burkins | August 30, 2020

Change Agents: In the shadow of JCSU, Dianna Ward is creating a new retail environment

The Charlotte business owner, with two co-investors, will soon welcome three new tenants to the Five Points property they bought.
By Glenn Burkins | August 16, 2020

School shutdown sends parents scrambling — in different ways

In Ballantyne, moms hire tutors and ponder private school; In west Charlotte, parents worry about internet access and supervision.
By Cristina Bolling, The Charlotte Ledger | July 26, 2020

City officials explore ways to curb violence and crime on Beatties Ford Road

Malcolm Graham, who represents District 2 on Charlotte City Council, challenged city officials to get serious about crime on the corridor. His district includes Beatties Ford Road and Historic West End.
By Glenn Burkins | July 12, 2020

A father’s pain: Two men speak out after losing their only sons in Beatties Ford Road shooting

Both men are asking witnesses to come forward and tell the police what they saw.
By Glenn Burkins | July 8, 2020

‘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