5 questions for A. Fulton Meachem

5 questions for A. Fulton Meachem

With the Charlotte Housing Authority celebrating it's 75th birthday this year, agency president and CEO A. Fulton Meachem talks about the need to change public attitudes about public housing.

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1 dead, 1 hurt in overnight car crash

A 43-year-old man is dead and a woman is facing charges following a single-car crash in west Charlotte early Tuesday.

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2014 Gray Classic was biggest yet, organizers say

2014 Gray Classic was biggest yet, organizers say

The 2014 Gray Classic raised more than $100,000 for the nonprofit group 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte, which operates a variety of mentoring programs for boys in grades six through 12.

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Scene at the Gray Classic Women's Empowerment Brunch

Scene at the Gray Classic Women's Empowerment Brunch

Scene at the Gray Classic Women’s Empowerment Brunch at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Saturday, July 19, 2014.

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Motorcycle driver dies in S. Charlotte crash

A 21-year-old man was killed Friday when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a car in south Charlotte.

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Woman found dead inside N. Charlotte home

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found inside a north Charlotte home Friday morning.

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Scene at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Convention's Closing Dinner

Scene at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Convention's Closing Dinner

Scene at the closing dinner of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s biennial convention, or 66th Boule, at the Charlotte Convention Center, where more than 10, 450 members were served.

 

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JCSU player recognized for community service

JCSU player recognized for community service

JCSU senior running back LeAnder Barney is one of 182 players nationwide nominated for the 2014 Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team.

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Panthers Greg Hardy found guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend

Panthers Greg Hardy found guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend

VIDEO: Greg Hardy is sentenced to 18 months probation and a 60-day jail sentence is suspended. The defense said that Hardy will appeal and will request a jury trial in Superior Court.

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Robin Bradford resigns as Mecklenburg Democtatic chair

Mecklenburg County Democratic Chair Robin Bradford has resigned to focus on her race for the state House, which has gotten off to a slow start.

Faith
The navigation voice in our ears

The navigation voice in our ears

COMMENTARY

How many times do we set off on a life journey, convinced that we are going in the right direction, only to confront disaster down the road?

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Shooting victim found on W. Charlotte street

Police are investigating the killing of a 27-year-old man who was found shot to death on a west Charlotte street early Sunday.

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Living
Leaving Ike Turner

Leaving Ike Turner

SPEAKEASY

If I was Tina Turner, food and inactivity were my Ike. Before long, he was in control of my life, telling me what to eat, when to sleep.

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Scene at the Charlotte Black Gay Pride Mardi Gras Jazz Brunch

Scene at the Charlotte Black Gay Pride Mardi Gras Jazz Brunch

On Sunday, Charlotte Black Gay Pride held a Mardi Gras jazz brunch at Celebs Restaurant & Lounge in uptown Charlotte to benefit the N.C. chapter of Lupus Foundation of America.

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Life lessons on the golf course

Life lessons on the golf course

For the third straight year, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated will sponsor eight boys in the Gray Classic golf tournament, part of a mentoring effort with 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte.

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Arts & Science Council hires VP for public art

Arts & Science Council hires VP for public art

Constance White, currently with the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, will join the Arts and Science Council on Sept. 2. She will lead local efforts to increase the availability of public art.

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Names in the News

Names in the News

Ronald Carter is winner of the 2014 Luminary Award; Marietta Clyburn joins Lupus Foundation of America, N.C. chapter, board of directors; Richard "Stick" Williams joins CPCC board of trustees; Plus more.

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An un-common selection for the Gantt Symposium?

An un-common selection for the Gantt Symposium?

In a bid to draw a younger crowd, the Harvey B. Gantt Center chose hip-hop artist Common as featured speaker at this year's Gantt Symposium. He follows on the heels of Skip Gates in 2013.

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At AKA convention, members urged to fight voter restriction laws

At AKA convention, members urged to fight voter restriction laws

At the Alpha Kappa Alpha biennial convention, a panel of political, education and civil rights leaders warned that voting rights in the United States are under attack by those on the extreme political right.

Living
Child's play

Child's play

SPEAKEASY

It all started a few months ago: Our doorbell would ring, but when we when to answer it, nobody was there...

Health
Ask a Fitness Expert

Ask a Fitness Expert

After knee replacement, a reader is looking for low-impact exercises so that she can maintain her current weight loss. Our fitness writer, Sondra E.Z. Hines, has some suggestions.

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July 31: A key date for local business owners

News 2 Use

Find out how a change to two local ordinances will affect your business.

July 23, 2014
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