Charlotte City Council votes to spend $7 million on body cameras for police

Charlotte City Council votes to spend $7 million on body cameras for police

The move comes as police departments nationwide have come under closer scrutiny following a string of high-profile incidents in which police killed unarmed civilians.

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5 things to start your week

5 things to start your week

The week ahead will be a busy one. Here are five things we think you should know.

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Bill Cosby postpones Charlotte appearance

Bill Cosby postpones Charlotte appearance

The 77-year-old actor/comedian will not be performing in Charlotte on Feb. 22. In a statement released by his booking agency, Cosby blamed a "scheduling conflict."

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CMPD: Violent crime dropped in 2014, property crime rose

CMPD: Violent crime dropped in 2014, property crime rose

CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe said the drop in violent crime amounted to approximately 1,000 fewer victims of the most serious crimes.

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1 dead in southeast Charlotte shooting

The shooting was reported late Tuesday at an apartment complex in the 7100 block of Wallace Road, near Independence Boulevard.

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A conversation with Mayor Dan Clodfelter

A conversation with Mayor Dan Clodfelter

In a one-on-one with Qcitymetro, the Charlotte mayor talks about whether he will seek an elected term, his leadership style, his record with black voters, and much more.

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At MLK prayer breakfast, a call to action

At MLK prayer breakfast, a call to action

Speaking to more than 1,100 people at the YMCA’s 21st annual event, former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous encouraged those in attendance to get involved in issues that matter to them.

Living
2015 MLK Parade

2015 MLK Parade

Scene at the annual MLK Holiday Parade in uptown Charlotte, Saturday, January 17, 2015.

Health
Walking to end a family history of hypertension

Walking to end a family history of hypertension

HEALTH MATTERS

Janice Moss says she wants to get off the blood pressure medications she's been taking for about 10 years. She is part of a church team enrolled in the Village HeartBEAT wellness program.

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Steven Aycock is out as JCSU head football coach

Steven Aycock is out as JCSU head football coach

Johnson C. Smith University's athletics director announced late Wednesday that he had accepted the resignation of head football coach Steven B. Aycock, who  ended the last season with a 3-7 record.

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George Battle says school board member is trying to undermine him

George Battle says school board member is trying to undermine him

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools general counsel George Battle III accused a board member Tuesday of waging a campaign to undermine him.

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Pedestrian killed in southwest Charlotte; driver faces charges

The victim, a 22-year-old man, died Wednesday when he was struck by a car while attempting to cross John Price Road near S. Tryon Street.

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School board seeks new member to replace Joyce Waddell

School board seeks new member to replace Joyce Waddell

Joyce Waddell resigned from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board to join the North Carolina Senate, now board members are looking to fill her District 3 seat.

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Suspect in double homicide turns himself in

Suspect in double homicide turns himself in

Gerian Eugene Taylor, 20, is suspected in the Jan. 8 killings of Jeanila Adams Weber, 44, and Donald Ray Matthews, 52, in northwest Charlotte.

Faith
‘Selma’ moves Charlotte churches to talk

‘Selma’ moves Charlotte churches to talk

More than 150 members of the Park Church and Myers Park United Methodist came together Saturday for a screening and a discussion of the civil rights-era film “Selma."


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/#storylink=cpy

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2 killed in northwest Charlotte shooting

2 killed in northwest Charlotte shooting

The shooting was reported early Tuesday inside a home near Rozzelles Ferry Road and may have been drug related.

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5 questions for Robert Bush

5 questions for Robert Bush

The Arts & Science Council president spoke with Qcitymetro about Saturday's schedule of free public events and the organization's shift to a new fundraising model.

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Bechtler Museum gets $350K grant from Duke Energy Foundation

Bechtler Museum gets $350K grant from Duke Energy Foundation

The three-year grant will help support the museum’s “Family Day” program and its free admission to military members. A portion also will be used to strengthen the museum's fundraising efforts.

 

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Mint Museum buys painting that depicts civil rights events in Selma, Ala.

Mint Museum buys painting that depicts civil rights events in Selma, Ala.

The nine-foot painting was discovered in the studio of Alabama native Barbara Pennington and had not been seen in years.

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Police make arrest in W. Charlotte homicide

UPDATE: Police on Tuesday arrested a man sought in connection with a west Charlotte shooting that left a 26-year-old man dead near Tuckaseegee Road.

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CMPD officer shoots suspect during fight inside Uptown restaurant

The incident happened just before 2 p.m. inside the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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Scene in the Qcity

Scene in the Qcity

Images from around Charlotte on New Year's Eve.

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Colin Pinkney hopes book clubs can reach more kids

Colin Pinkney hopes book clubs can reach more kids

Charlotte mentor and volunteer has led a weekly book club at Olympic High School for seven years.


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/local/#storylink=cpy

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5 questions for Reggie Singleton

5 questions for Reggie Singleton

On Saturday, at the 16th Annual Citywide Kwanzaa Celebration, hosted by the Nubian Rootz Cultural Center, Reggie Singleton will receive the Kalongi Bartee Award for his work mentoring African American boys.

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.

Events
Faith
Destiny Time

Destiny Time

Reaching your destiny in life requires intentional work, so set aside some time to realize and work toward your higher purpose.

News
Michael Barnes says he will run for mayor

Michael Barnes says he will run for mayor

Barnes, the current mayor pro tem, made the announcement late Wednesday on his Facebook page, joining a growing list of Democrats lining up to run for mayor.

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Chef Kelly Hunter: Qcity Newcomer

Chef Kelly Hunter: Qcity Newcomer

After years of owning a catering and event-planning business in South Florida, Chef Kelly moved to Charlotte for business and family.

Faith
We can still build a Beloved Community

We can still build a Beloved Community

GUEST COMMENTARY

It’s not too late for America. We can still defeat the triple evils of poverty, racism, and violence.

News
Win Free Tickets

Win Free Tickets

Qcitymetro is giving away free tickets to three of the hottest events in Charlotte. Be sure to enter our drawings.

News
Negro League baseball star dies

Negro League baseball star dies

Rock Hill native Carl Long used baseball to escape segregation and broke the color barrier of the Carolina League as its first black pro ballplayer. He died Monday after a long illness.


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2015/01/13/5444633/trailblazing-negro-league-baseball.html#storylink=cpy

Living
Othalie Graham returns to Charlotte in Opera Carolina's production of 'Turandot'

Othalie Graham returns to Charlotte in Opera Carolina's production of 'Turandot'

Inspired at an early age by the legendary singer Leontyne Price, Graham is among a handful of black dramatic sopranos. She will perform the title role of Turandot in Opera Carolina’s current production.

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Kojo Nantambu steps down as local NAACP president

Kojo Nantambu steps down as local NAACP president

The president of Charlotte’s NAACP branch, Rev. Kojo Nantambu, has resigned after six years of leading the local civil rights organization, according to NAACP officials.


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2015/01/12/5442217/naacp-changes-local-leadership.html#storylink=cpy

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Alma Adams recognized as 100th woman in current Congress

Alma Adams recognized as 100th woman in current Congress

Tuesday was another big day for U.S. Rep. Alma Adams. Not only was she sworn in to start her first full term, she also became the 100th woman serving in the current Congress.

Faith
Take time to be grateful

Take time to be grateful

FAITH MATTERS

Goals are important, and looking forward to a fresh new year is great, but we should apply that same intensity to celebrating the blessings we currently enjoy.

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Antia Dawkins: Qcity Newcomer

Antia Dawkins: Qcity Newcomer

Dawkins moved to Charlotte about a month ago to launch a new business. Meanwhile, she has been keeping herself busy getting to know the place.

News
Our Top 10 Stories from 2014

Our Top 10 Stories from 2014

As 2014 fades into history, the staff at Qcitymetro took off on a trip down memory lane to compile a list of our best-read content from the year that was.

Living
Ziad Rabie talks about Jazz at the Bechtler and the music he loves

Ziad Rabie talks about Jazz at the Bechtler and the music he loves

On Friday, Ziad and his jazz quartet (plus others) will be on stage at Knight Theater when the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art throws a birthday bash to celebrate the museum’s fifth anniversary.

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Living
Chris Rock's 'Top Five' is not what you think

Chris Rock's 'Top Five' is not what you think

QCITY AT THE MOVIES

Because the film is written by and stars Chris Rock, you might expect a pure comedy. What you get is something else.

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.

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.

January 27, 2015
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