'A Soulful Noel' opens for two performances

'A Soulful Noel' opens for two performances

“A Soulful Noel” opened Thursday night at McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, its second year in production by On Q Performing Arts. The production as has been described as “a tapestry of music, dance and spoken word,” telling the age-old story of Christmas.

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George Stinney, 14-year-old convicted of '44 murder, exonerated

George Stinney, 14-year-old convicted of '44 murder, exonerated

Seventy years after he was convicted of murdering two white girls and executed by the state of South Carolina, a 14-year-old George Stinney was exonerated by a circuit court judge on Wednesday.

Living
Quentin Talley works to make 'Soulful Noel' a Charlotte tradition

Quentin Talley works to make 'Soulful Noel' a Charlotte tradition

Now in its second year, “A Soulful Noel” combines song, dance and spoken word to produce a Christmas performance that reflects the black experience.

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14-year-old kills home invader

Police said the boy was home with his grandmother when the two suspects attempted to break into their home in southwest Charlotte.

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Freshman Rep. Alma Adams is settling into her new job

Freshman Rep. Alma Adams is settling into her new job

The newly elected 12th District representative spent the first day of the congressional recess in Charlotte. Her day-long visit took in the diversity of a district that stretches from Charlotte to Greensboro.

Living
Before I got all I have, I lost all I had

Before I got all I have, I lost all I had

GUEST COMMENTARY

William Wilson, a Charlotte custom clothier, writes about his arduous struggle -- and current success -- as an entrepreneur and businessman.

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Emotions high as accused CMPD officer makes court appearance

Emotions high as accused CMPD officer makes court appearance

Randall Kerrick's brief appearance before a judge Thursday drew a small burst of community anger. Kerrick, a CMPD officer, is charged in the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell, who was unarmed.

Health
County Health Department trains barbers to help fight the spread of HIV/AIDS

County Health Department trains barbers to help fight the spread of HIV/AIDS

The Mecklenburg County Health Department wants African American barbers to help combat the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

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5 Questions for Herb Gray

5 Questions for Herb Gray

Herb Gray talks with Qcitymetro about the annual holiday party he and his wife are hosting this weekend to benefit the Harvey B. Gantt Center -- their third straight year hosting the event.

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Charlotte man charged with killin his father

Police on Monday charge a 34-year-old man with killing his father during a dispute inside their home in northeast Charlotte.

Faith
Who got on the wrong side of Pastor John P. Kee?

Who got on the wrong side of Pastor John P. Kee?

The Charlotte preacher and gospel recording artist took to his Facebook page Friday to rebuke a fellow preacher regarding "a very ugly commentary" that apparently criticized Kee.

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City to review firing of worker who posted racial comments on Facebook

City to review firing of worker who posted racial comments on Facebook

City Manager Ron Carlee will appoint a third party to review the firing of Crystal Eschert, a former fire inspector who posted racial comments on her Facebook page.

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Police: Suspect shot after he fires at CMPD officers

UPDATE: Police identify man wounded in officer-involved shooting. According to CMPD, the man shot at two police officers in east Charlotte and was wounded when the officers returned fire.

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Scene at the 2014 Thanksgiving Day Parade

Scene at the 2014 Thanksgiving Day Parade

Officials said about 70,000 people attended the 2014 Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade in uptown Charlotte. Charlotte's annual parade was recently named one of the best in America.

Faith
Video: St. Luke choir performs at charity event

Video: St. Luke choir performs at charity event

A choir from St. Luke Missionary Baptist church provided the gospel music backdrop Saturday night at the 5th Annual Evening of Hope and Inspiration.

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Living
Healthy hair takes a lot of attention

Healthy hair takes a lot of attention

It's good to stop using chemicals in your hair, but just because you transition to natural doesn't mean your hair will be healthy.

Living

On the town with Toni

On the town with Toni

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out Toni Baker-Tyson's weekly entertainment picks.

Faith
My blessing came wrapped in unexpected paper

My blessing came wrapped in unexpected paper

FAITH MATTERS

She needed a car. She prayed for a car. But when her car finally arrived, Tanya Wilson was not ready for what she received.

Living
'Scrooge' continues to inspire at Children's Theatre

'Scrooge' continues to inspire at Children's Theatre

First produced as a musical screen play in 1970, this adaption of the classic Charles Dickens novel "A Christmas Carol" has emerged as a seasonal favorite.

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Kwanzaa events scheduled for 2014

Kwanzaa events scheduled for 2014

The Kwanzaa Organizing Committee of Charlotte is inviting the public to take part in “Kwanzaa, 2014: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture.”

Living
2014 Jazzy Holiday Gala

2014 Jazzy Holiday Gala

Scene at the 2014 Jazzy Holiday Gala, a black-tie event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Harvey B. Gantt Center and its predecessor organization, the Afro-American Cultural and Service.

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CIAA to crack down on vendors who improperly use its name, logos and brand

CIAA to crack down on vendors who improperly use its name, logos and brand

Conference Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams announced Friday that the CIAA had signed a three-year deal naming an Indiana company as the exclusive licensing agency for the conference.

Faith
In times like these, commitment is required

In times like these, commitment is required

FAITH MATTERS

It is impossible to affect change if we stop talking about matters simply because they fall from the news. We cannot change laws or behaviors if we are easily moved.

News
Police arrest 2 in connection with bank robbery

According to police, two people entered a Fifth Third Bank on North Davidson Street around noon Tuesday, brandished a gun and demanded money from tellers.

News
Male found dead in W. Charlotte

Police on Saturday received a call about a male who wad down in the 3900 block of Bristol Drive.

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George Dunlap calls Pat Cotham a 'snitch' who can't be trusted

George Dunlap calls Pat Cotham a 'snitch' who can't be trusted

In a city that prides itself on political civility, the low-grade battle over who will chair the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners takes a testy turn on Facebook.

Faith
What the geese are telling us?

What the geese are telling us?

FAITH MATTERS

Have you ever noticed geese flying south for the winter? By working together and flying in formation, they increase the odds that all will reach their intended destination.

December 21, 2014
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