Sometimes it takes a Village to make a difference.

Sometimes it takes a Village to make a difference.

WEDNESDAY WELLNESS

At 350 pounds, Rev. Jacob Teasdell knew he needed to make some changes. But after a friend had a heart attack and passed away, he went to a doctor, saying, “keep me alive 'til I’m 50.”

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Motorcycle driver dies in crash

A 50-year-old man died Wednesday when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a car in northwest Charlotte.

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Jeff Feemster, owner of E-Z Parking, dies from heart attack

Jeff Feemster, owner of E-Z Parking, dies from heart attack

Jeff Feemster, 42, who once co-owned E-Z Parking with former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, died Friday, friends told Qcitymetro.

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Police: 1 dead in N. Charlotte shooting

An argument inside a north Charlotte home sparked a shooting that left one person dead and two injured, CMPD reported late Friday.

Living
1-on-1 with Blumenthal President Tom Gabbard

1-on-1 with Blumenthal President Tom Gabbard

Tom Gabbard, president of Blumenthal Performing Arts, explains the selection process for bringing Broadway shows to Charlotte and why more don't speak to the African American experience.

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NC Sen. Waddell files bill to raise experienced teacher pay

NC Sen. Waddell files bill to raise experienced teacher pay

Senate Bill 384 would commit $20 million to raise the pay for teachers who have spent more than three decades in the classroom.

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Blake Brockington, advocate for sexual minorities, dies in apparent suicide

Blake Brockington, advocate for sexual minorities, dies in apparent suicide

Brockington, an 18-year-old transgender man, was known as a girl until his sophomore year at East Mecklenburg High. He sought to mentor others dealing with transgender issues.

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2 CMS janitors are finalists for national 'janitor of the year'

Barbara Watson of Pinewood Elementary and Bobby Miller of Sharon Elementary are competing against eight other finalists in a national competition sponsored by Cintas.

Faith
Charlotte church collects shoes for those in need

Charlotte church collects shoes for those in need

What started as a drive to collect 300 pairs of new and gently worn shoes by members of C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church ended Sunday with more than 1,000 pairs collected for homeless residents and others in need.

Health
A 'second birthday' for Henrietta McClain

A 'second birthday' for Henrietta McClain

After three years on dialysis, Henrietta McClain says she is now doing fine, thanks to a donor kidney. The experience has focused her attention on health.

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Faith
The dangers of negativity

The dangers of negativity

FAITH MATTERS

Stuck in a rut? Consider your friends and associates. Are they holding you back with negative attitudes?

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Alma Adams: The struggle for gender equality is not finished

Alma Adams: The struggle for gender equality is not finished

Speaking at an NAACP women’s luncheon, Congresswoman Alma Adams said women have made substantial gains, as her elections proves, but have not achieved gender equality.

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Levine Museum President Emily Zimmern to retire

Levine Museum President Emily Zimmern to retire

The 66-year-old president of the Levine Museum of the New South said it's time to spend more time with family and to pursue a “more relaxed pace.”

Health
A dream comes true for a Charlotte fitness entrepreneur

A dream comes true for a Charlotte fitness entrepreneur

For Jeannine Sargent of Charlotte, her dream of owning a fitness studio for women began to take shape after she entered an online competition.

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National black journalists group will host education conference in Charlotte

National black journalists group will host education conference in Charlotte

The daylong event, hosted by the National Association of Black Journalists, is scheduled for April 16 at the Central Piedmont Community College Harris Conference Center.

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UNCF holds Mayor's Masked Ball in Charlotte

UNCF holds Mayor's Masked Ball in Charlotte

On Saturday, Charlotte became the 13th U.S. city to host a UNCF Mayor's Masked Ball, an annual fundraising gala that started in Atlanta 31 years ago.

 

 

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'A whole new day' for singer-actor Tony Grant

'A whole new day' for singer-actor Tony Grant

North Carolina native Tony Grant, who has a co-staring role in the Tyler Perry television comedy “Love Thy Neighbor,” talks with Qcitymetro about his life, his work and the new CD he'll soon release.

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Leo Ortiz: Qcity Newcomer

Leo Ortiz: Qcity Newcomer

Leo Ortiz moved to Charlotte eight moths ago to open the new Microsoft Store in SouthPark Mall. Shortly thereafter, he said, he experienced his most memorable moment here so far.

Faith
Book some quiet time with God

Book some quiet time with God

FAITH MATTERS

With all that goes on in our lives, what time are we setting aside for prayer and reflection?

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Old lions must speak

Old lions must speak

GUEST COMMENTARY

The old lions of the Civil Rights Movement are gradually and quietly passing off the scene. Someone must preserve and repeat their stories for generations yet unborn.

April 1, 2015
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