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.

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Ferguson Roundup: How events are playing out in Charlotte

Ferguson Roundup: How events are playing out in Charlotte

Rallies, rallies and more rallies as local residents express their outrage over events in Ferguson, Mo. One Charlotte group is calling for a social media "blackout."

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5 things to start your week

5 things to start your week

The week ahead promises to be a busy one, so check out our Qcitymetro Calendar for a full list of local events. Meanwhile, here’s a sample to start your week.

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Rep. Alma Adams pays tribute to Marion Barry

Rep. Alma Adams pays tribute to Marion Barry

A week after Adams was elected vice president of the freshman members of the Democratic Caucus, the 12th District congresswoman praises the late Marion Barry as an "icon" of D.C. politics.

Faith
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service to be held at The Park Church

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service to be held at The Park Church

Sponsored by Mecklenburg Ministries, this Interfaith celebration invites Charlotteans of different races, cultures and faiths, to join together as one and give thanks.

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Clarence “Big House” Gaines to receive Joe Lapchick Character Award

Clarence “Big House” Gaines to receive Joe Lapchick Character Award

The legendary coach at Winston-Salem State University, who died in 2005, was selected to receive the award based on the character the demonstrated throughout his career.

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2 arrested in Tuckaseegee Road shooting that killed 1, injured 2

Police identified the suspects as Montress Travelle Taylor, 17, and Marteicus Tavarres Taylor, 21.

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.

Living
From New Jersey to Charlotte: Freshwaters restaurant opens in Fourth Ward

From New Jersey to Charlotte: Freshwaters restaurant opens in Fourth Ward

Clifton and Sharon Freshwater closed a restaurant they owned in Plainfield, N.J., and moved the concept to Charlotte. They opened for business last month in Fourth Ward.

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Black Chamber celebrates its new location

Black Chamber celebrates its new location

Five months after the Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce moved into new offices at Packard Place, the group held a grand opening Tuesday night.

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An entrepreneur breathes new life into the old Jinwright funeral home building

An entrepreneur breathes new life into the old Jinwright funeral home building

Clarence Boston, who owned three mortuary companies in North Carolina, has bought the Statesville Road building that once housed Jinwright funeral home. He will use it to operate a full-service mortuary company.

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Obama to honor Charlotte native Charlie Sifford, who integrated the PGA

Obama to honor Charlotte native Charlie Sifford, who integrated the PGA

Sifford and 18 others will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, at a Nov. 24 ceremony at the White House.

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Two arrested on felony child abuse charges

Two arrested on felony child abuse charges

Authorities allege that four children under the care of Ronika Bell and Deron Cuthbertson Jr. suffered prolonged abuse and starvation before being hospitalized in Florida.

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CMS board leaders defend superintendent's departure, vow leak investigation

CMS board leaders defend superintendent's departure, vow leak investigation

Leaders of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board said Monday that they followed the proper procedure in ending Superintendent Heath Morrison’s tenure with the district.

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Mary Harper and Bertha Roddey receive state's highest civilian award

Mary Harper and Bertha Roddey receive state's highest civilian award

Retired educators Dr. Mary Harper and Dr. Bertha Maxwell Roddey, who co-founded the organization that became the Harvey B. Gantt Center, on Saturday received the state’s highest civilian award, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.

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'Guided by the spirit,' Andrew Young passed on ill-fated flight

'Guided by the spirit,' Andrew Young passed on ill-fated flight

Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young's life was spared when he decided not to board a private jet that crashed Sunday in the Bahamas killing all nine people on board, including internationally known preacher Myles Munroe and his wife, Ruth.

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Patrick Cannon gets house arrest for illegal vote

Patrick Cannon gets house arrest for illegal vote

Patrick Cannon voted early, records show. Now the former Charlotte mayor and convicted felon will be on house arrest until he is required to report to a West Virginia prison on Nov. 18.

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1 dead, 1 injured in overnight shooting

1 dead, 1 injured in overnight shooting

A shooting late Wednesday in north Charlotte left a man dead and a female wounded as police searched for the suspected gunman.

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Mecklenburg D.A. confirms delay in Greg Hardy's trial on domestic assault

In a statement Tuesday, the Mecklenburg district attorney’s office confirmed that Hardy’s trial will not begin until early 2015, effectively ending his season with the Carolina Panthers.

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Scene at JCSU Homecoming events

Scene at JCSU Homecoming events

Despite rain and cold, spirits were high during Johnson C. Smith University's 2014 homecoming events. On the football field, the Golden Bulls beat St. Augustine’s College 14-10.

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Club Onyx, scene of shooting, loses liquor license

The permits will be suspended at least until the state ABC board holds a hearing on the case.

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Can CMS get more parents involved in educating our children?

Can CMS get more parents involved in educating our children?

With help from a prominent consultant, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials say they will adopt new strategies to engage more families in the education process.

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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.

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Pioneer Bowl canceled for 2014

Pioneer Bowl canceled for 2014

In a joint statement, CIAA and SIAC commissioners said they are evaluating whether the nation's only NCAA-sanctioned bowl game involving historically black schools would be reinstated.

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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.

Health
Brandon Crooms: Shaking things up with boot camp

Brandon Crooms: Shaking things up with boot camp

WEDNESDAY WELLNESS

Brandon Crooms, a Charlotte-area personal trainer, persuades Sondra E.Z. Hines to give boot camp another try. And guess what. She loved it.

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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.

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Win tickets to the 2014 Jazzy Holiday Gala

Win tickets to the 2014 Jazzy Holiday Gala

Join friends of the Gantt Center as they celebrate its 40th anniversary this season with a black-tie event that will be the talk of the season.

 

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Obituaries & Death Notices

Obituaries & Death Notices

UPDATED: Local deaths and funeral services submitted during the current week.

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History in the making at the CIAA football championship

History in the making at the CIAA football championship

For the first time in the history of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, three women will lead the football championship in senior administrative roles.

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.

News
Police make arrest in E. Charlotte shooting

UPDATE: Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested a 34-year-old man in connection with an E. Charlotte shooting Wednesday that left one man dead. A second victim suffered life-threatening injuries.

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Patrick Cannon could walk out of prison as early as 2016

Patrick Cannon could walk out of prison as early as 2016

Former Charlotte mayor and felon Patrick Cannon, who will begin a 44-month sentence next week, could serve less than half that time at his West Virginia prison.

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CMPD officer injured in mortorcycle crash

The 20-year CMPD veteran was traveling west on Independence Boulevard Tuesday when department-issued motorcycle struck an air conditioner unit that was in the roadway.

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Friendship Nine will get new day in court

In 1961, nine protesters, all students at Friendship College in Rock Hill, were convicted of trespassing and spent 30 days in jail for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter.

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5 things to start your week

5 things to start your week

If you live in the Charlotte area, here are news and events we think you should know about this week.

What's happening: Charlotte

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Attorney general nominee is Charlotte pastor's sister

Attorney general nominee is Charlotte pastor's sister

The family of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, sister of Ebenezer Baptist Church Pastor Leonzo Lynch, had a big family event on Saturday.

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The problem with Barack Obama (and why Democrats lost the Senate)

The problem with Barack Obama (and why Democrats lost the Senate)

COMMENTARY

For all of the president’s intellect, when it comes to bare-knuckle politics, he has proven no match for his more crafty opponents.

Living
Is it wrong to choose death with dignity?

Is it wrong to choose death with dignity?

SPEAKEASY

The death of Brittany Maynard has everyone talking about end-of-life choices. But who can say the 29-year-old woman was wrong to end her life when confronted with a cruel and fatal tumor?

Living
When does 'hello' become harassment?

When does 'hello' become harassment?

COMMENTARY

A viral video that shows a young woman being verbally acknowledged as she walks down the streets of New York City has sparked some interesting online discussions.

Living
Bill Cosby returning to Charlotte

Bill Cosby returning to Charlotte

Four years after he last performed in the Queen City, comedian Bill Cosby is heading back to the Belk Theater for two shows on Sunday, Feb. 22.

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5 questions for Hannah Grannemann

5 questions for Hannah Grannemann

The executive director of Children's Theatre of Charlotte talks about some of her priorities as she settles into her new job.

Faith
Wrestling with God

Wrestling with God

It’s funny how we sometimes find ourselves in a wrestling match with God, rejecting His plan and mistakenly believing we know what's best.

Health
How a positive relationship can affect your health

How a positive relationship can affect your health

CLOSING THE GAP

Research shows that people who are in a positive relationship tend to live longer than those who aren't. Find out why.

Health
Let's show support for women who battle breast cancer

Let's show support for women who battle breast cancer

Although the disease may not touch you personally, breast cancer affects African American women more severely than it does other race, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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44 months for Patrick Cannon: A fair sentence that sends a clear message

44 months for Patrick Cannon: A fair sentence that sends a clear message

COMMENTARY

In sentencing former Mayor Patrick Cannon to 44 months in prison, U.S. District Judge Frank Whitney struck the right balance between punishment, deterrence and judicial discretion.

November 28, 2014
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