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Lucky’s Journey Through HSC for #GivingTuesdayCLT

Well hello there, friends.  My name is Lucky the good boy, and I am 14 years old.  Don’t let my age fool you though…I am just as quirky and energetic as some of the younger pups.  This story is about my journey at the Humane Society of Charlotte and all of the nice people who

Giving thanks for life, health and a new beginning in Charlotte

Denise Williams moved to Charlotte from Silver Springs, M.D. about four months ago. She is an entrepreneur who makes body butter and enjoys nature.  As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Denise reflects on a remarkable journey during which doctors told her family that without drastic intervention, she had just hours to live. When we asked Denise

Charlotte’s Thanksgiving parade celebrates 76 years

Charlotte’s Thanksgiving parade is celebrating its 76th year this season.  Since its beginning in 1947, the parade has seen many faces and performances.  This year, the Novant Health Thanksgiving Eve Parade will feature several high school and community marching bands, 18 floats, dance performances and more.  Contemporary Gospel Singer Karen Poole and Grammy-nominated R&B trio

Two dead in helicopter crash in south Charlotte

Two people were pronounced dead at the scene of a helicopter crash off I-77 near Tyvola and Nations Ford Road, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. According to police, the crash occurred around 12 p.m. on Tuesday. The two people onboard the helicopter, including the pilot, were pronounced dead on the scene by Medic. The identity

Black therapist talks navigating ‘the holiday blues’

It’s the holiday season once again, and while some people are gearing up to enjoy the holidays with their families and friends, others may have a harder time finding holiday joy.  Mental Health America estimates that 5% of Americans experience seasonal depression. Sometimes referred to as “the holiday blues,” it is a type of depression

Longtime pastor of Victory Christian Center passes away

Longtime pastor, educator, author, and founder of Victory Christian Center Robyn Gool passed away Friday, Nov. 18.  “As his condition worsened and he was at home most of the time, Sunday morning was a time to look forward to his most favorite thing to do,” Marilyn Gool, his wife, said in a videotaped message on

Shaw U files complaint with U.S. Department of Justice

On Oct. 5, a charter bus trip from Raleigh, N.C. to Atlanta was interrupted by a traffic stop and drug search. 18 students and two staff members from Shaw University were traveling to the Center for Financial Advancement Conference when police stopped the bus in Spartanburg County for a traffic violation.  Body cam footage released

From scrap to art – Q City Metro

Davita Galloway created her latest art collection, “For Colored Girls,” while unwinding. “I wanted to inform women of how beautiful and rich our unique characteristics are,” she said. “Each piece is different and remarkable on its own.” “For Colored Girls” is a mixed-media portrait collection that will debut at the Dupp&Swat studio on Nov. 26 in time for

Floyd Davis talks retirement and looking ahead

After 20 years as the CEO, Floyd Davis is retiring from Community Link. Davis will leave his role with the organization at the end of December this year. In an interview with QCity Metro, Davis said he think it’s time for him to step aside and allow for new leadership.  Even though Davis is retiring,

Remembering Shanquella Robinson – Q City Metro

Around 11 a.m. on a cool, windy Saturday, hundreds of people flooded the Macedonia Baptist Church for the home going service of Charlotte-native Shanquella Robinson. The church was filled to capacity with people displaying a range of emotions. Some people held onto their loved ones as they let their tears flow in sorrow, while others joyfully