Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles apologizes for city’s past discrimination

The mayor's apology follows ongoing talks with the group Restorative Justice CLT, which seeks to address the city’s wealth gap.
By Glenn Burkins | August 12, 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

More than $70M pledged to Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis

Three major financial institutions announced a combined investment of $70.75 million to chip away at Charlotte’s affordable housing problem. Leaders […]
By Katrina Louis | January 16, 2019

8 moments in Charlotte’s Black history as we celebrate its 250th birthday

It’s the city of Charlotte’s 250th birthday! Along with the cake and fanfare, we wanted to revisit some of the city’s historic moments in Black history.
By QCity Metro Staff | December 3, 2018

Inside ‘The Nest,’ a North End space with high-speed Wi-Fi

Hosted by hygge coworking, the 1,000-square-feet space is being described as a “digital learning lab” with free, high-speed Wi-Fi, courtesy of Google Fiber.
By Glenn Burkins | May 9, 2018

Dates, details emerge for Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit in Charlotte

The annual event is returning to Charlotte for the first time since 2008.
By Glenn Burkins | January 31, 2018

Joel Ford will seek re-election to his N.C. Senate seat

The three-term Democrat, who failed in his quest to be Charlotte's mayor, announced his re-election bid on Wednesday, hours after mayor-elect Vi Lyles secure the job he sought earlier this year.
By Glenn Burkins | November 8, 2017

Vi Lyles elected Charlotte mayor

Lyles made history by becoming the first African American woman elected to lead the city. Democrats won big in other races as well.
By Glenn Burkins | November 8, 2017

5 takeaways from the Charlotte primary vote

Charlotte will have a new mayor come December. Incumbent Jennifer Roberts got bounced in Tuesday’s Democratic primary by Mayor Pro […]
By Glenn Burkins | September 13, 2017

Joel Ford: Economic boycott of N.C. would ‘punish working families’

Ford, a likely candidate in next year’s Charlotte mayoral race, said he would continue to work with state lawmakers to repeal HB2.
By Glenn Burkins | December 23, 2016