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

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