Donald Faulkner: A smoker no more

Donald Faulkner: A smoker no more

QCITY HEALTH
After nearly 40 years of smoking, Donald Faulkner, 64, decided to quit – cold turkey – on Thanksgiving Day 2014. He found motivation in a grandchild he had never seen.

Living
Let's address the violence before CIAA Week is irreparably tarnished

Let's address the violence before CIAA Week is irreparably tarnished

The CIAA and the city of Charlotte have invested heavily to make Tournament Week a must-attend event. Will we see it flushed down the tube because we fail to address a few bad actors?

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Police: Man shot and killed in southeast Charlotte

Police are investigating a shooting late Sunday that left a 27-year-old man dead.

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Two injured in shooting at Label nightclub during CIAA weekend

Two injured in shooting at Label nightclub during CIAA weekend

Two women were wounded by gunfire Saturday while attending a party at Label nightclub inside the NC Music Factory.

• Two stabbed inside party tent

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Man charged with murder in North Charlotte shooting

Police said a man charged with murder on Friday knew the 23-year-old victim of a north Charlotte shooting.

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CIAA cancels Rickey Smiley's live broadcast as snowstorm bears down

CIAA cancels Rickey Smiley's live broadcast as snowstorm bears down

With forecasters predicting 8-10 inches of snow in some parts of the Charlotte area, CIAA officials and party promoters are nervously watching the sky.

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Teen charged with triple killings in N. Charlotte

Teen charged with triple killings in N. Charlotte

Police said the suspect, 19-year-old Emmanuel Jesus Rangel, also has been charged in connection with a Matthews homicide that occurred earlier this month.

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Robert Simmons, a Charlotte lawyer, will head the Council for Children’s Rights

Robert Simmons, a Charlotte lawyer, will head the Council for Children’s Rights

Simmons will assume the role of executive director on May 1, leading an organization that serves about 2,500 at-risk children each year.

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Sherie Pearsall joins lupus foundation board

Sherie Pearsall joins lupus foundation board

NAMES IN THE NEWS

Pearsall has been a member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department since 1994, current serving as a major in Office of Professional Responsibility.

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CMPD: Officer fatally shot woman who lunged at police with a knife

CMPD: Officer fatally shot woman who lunged at police with a knife

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said an officer fatally shot a 20-year-old woman Wednesday night after she lunged at officers with a knife. This is the second fatal shooting, and third overall shooting, the officer has been involved in since 2012, Observer archives show.

Health
5 questions for Christine John-Fuller

5 questions for Christine John-Fuller

Christine John-Fuller, president and CEO of the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter, talks about the work her organization is doing and the group's upcoming Mardi Gras Gala.

Living
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte showcases courage, perseverance with 'Jackie & Me'

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte showcases courage, perseverance with 'Jackie & Me'

Those involved in the Children's Theatre of Charlotte production of "Jackie & Me" say they hope the play will lead to some difficult conversations about race.

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Integration pioneer Dorothy Counts-Scoggins: ‘I was ahead of my time’

Integration pioneer Dorothy Counts-Scoggins: ‘I was ahead of my time’

Speaking to a congregation of about 50 people at Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church, Dorothy Counts-Scoggins recalled the day in 1957 that she braved a jeering mob to integrate Charlotte public schools.

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Scene at the 9th Annual Lupus Mardi Gras Gala

Scene at the 9th Annual Lupus Mardi Gras Gala

Organizers said this year's gala raised more than $73,000, pushing the event to a nine-year total of $511,000.

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'Jackie & Me' – a long fly ball into the gap

'Jackie & Me' – a long fly ball into the gap

THEATRE REVIEW

The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte production of the Jackie Robinson story thoughtfully opens doors for conversations about race among youth.

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5 questions for Joel Ford

5 questions for Joel Ford

The Democrat state senator from Charlotte defends his vote on a bill that would allow state magistrates and registers of deeds to opt out of conducting same-sex marriages based on religious beliefs.

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CIAA Journal 2015

CIAA Journal 2015

A daily journal of the place we go and the people we meet while covering the 2015 CIAA Basketball Tournament.

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Police: Mother, son dead in apparent murder-suicide

Police: Mother, son dead in apparent murder-suicide

Police late Wednesday were called to a home in west Charlotte to assist paramedics. Inside, they found a mother and son dead of gunshot wounds.

Living
Sasha Hollinger: Living her dream in 'Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

Sasha Hollinger: Living her dream in 'Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

Years of persistence paid off for Sasha Hollinger, who moved to New York straight out of college with a dream of landing work as  a theatrical dancer.

Faith
Memories of my father

Memories of my father

FAITH MATTERS

Tanya Wilson writes about the legacy left by her father, Mr. Marvin F. Wilson, who transitioned last month after 81 years of life.

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After tripling its membership, Gantt Center gets $100,000 from Duke Energy Foundation

After tripling its membership, Gantt Center gets $100,000 from Duke Energy Foundation

Gantt Center President David Taylor says it took “an amazing kind of engagement” to triple the center’s membership in less than six month. But the effort to recruit new members will continue, he said.

Living
Comedian Kevin Hart announces 45-city tour

Comedian Kevin Hart announces 45-city tour

The “What Now?” tour kicks off on April 9 in San Antonio, Texas with stops in Charlotte and Raleigh, and is being billed by it promoter as “the biggest comedy tour in history.”

Health
28 days of healthy eating: A challenge for this fitness guru

28 days of healthy eating: A challenge for this fitness guru

For nearly a month, Sondra E. Z. Hines will forego many of her favorite foods -- including her beloved Chocolate -- as she takes the Engine 2 Challenge.

Living
Gantt Center exhibition to focus on perceptions of Black culture

Gantt Center exhibition to focus on perceptions of Black culture

The Harvey B. Gantt Center is preparing to open an exhibition featuring the works of 18 national and international artists examining how colonialism has shaped world perceptions of black culture.

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CIAA to host 'Legends of Hip-Hop' party

CIAA to host 'Legends of Hip-Hop' party

The event is scheduled for Thursday, February 26, at the Charlotte Convention Center and will feature Doug E. Fresh, MC Lyte, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane, and Chubb Rock.

March 3, 2015
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