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Motorcyclist killed in collision with CATS bus on N. Graham Street

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police is investigating a fatal vehicle crash where a motorcyclist was killed after a collision involving a CATS bus in north Charlotte Thursday. According to a statement from CMPD, at approximately 7:38 p.m., officers responded to the 4000 block of N. Graham Street in reference to a motor vehicle crash with injuries.  When officers

Skating, musicals, art and more this weekend in Charlotte

Thursday MJ: Enjoy this classic musical and relive the legendary song and dance moves of Michael Jackson at Belk Theater.Crossroad Cinema series: Grab your lawn chair or blanket and catch a free movie at Camp North End. Friday Uncorked Experience Wine Fest Sneaker Gala: Elevate your fine dining experience as you enjoy a 5-course meal

Locally-owned coffee shops to try

With fall comes a rise in the desire for warm drinks, like coffee and seasonal beverages. And there’s no shortage of options in Charlotte.  Though large chain coffee shops may be your go-to, there are a number of locally-owned coffee shops where you can get your morning brew. Many offer space to sit and work;

CMPD investigating deadly vehicle crash in Plaza Midwood

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating a deadly crash that occurred Saturday in Plaza Midwood. According to a statement from the department, around 12:59 a.m., officers found a 2005 Jaguar XJ8 that was overturned and sitting in a creek near Aintree Road. Medic pronounced the passenger, 41-year-old Elizabeth Washington, dead. The driver, 31-year-old Santario Washington, was transported

HIV, RSV, Covid-19 and more among Mecklenburg health concerns

Foodborne illnesses, communicable diseases, and HIV are all public health issues Mecklenburg County is facing, according to a presentation by the county’s health director at a Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday night. Dr. Raynard Washington presented on the county’s state of public health and discussed how residents can protect their health this fall.

Former slave plantations in Charlotte confront a painful past

As school systems, universities and museums throughout the United States reckon with ways to present the history of slavery, three of the oldest, most historic properties in Mecklenburg County are no exception.   The challenges for three former plantations — Historic Rosedale, Latta Place and the 1774 Alexander Homesite — are substantial. They include identifying, engaging

Millions still available for local homeowners through HOMES program

Mecklenburg County homeowners have a few weeks left to get support with paying property taxes. Yulonda Griffin, Director of the Department of Community Resources, gave an update on Helping Out Mecklenburg’s Homeowners with Economic Support (HOMES) program during the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners meeting yesterday.  The HOMES program helps low-to-moderate-income homeowners reduce the costs

Civil rights activist Sarah Stevenson dies at 97

Sarah Stevenson, a longtime activist and public servant, has died. She was 97 years old. Stevenson’s impact on the city of Charlotte includes educational equity, civil rights and more. Stevenson is the namesake of the Sarah Stevenson Tuesday Forum, who announced her death Tuesday. The forum is an impactful public forum focused on “information of

Charlotte nonprofit awarded $2M for affordable housing

The City of Charlotte awarded a local nonprofit funding to house people with criminal backgrounds during at Monday night’s council business meeting. Freedom Fighting Missionaries, a Charlotte-based organization that supports people who were formally incarcerated, will receive $2 million to support the construction of two affordable housing projects.  The funds come from the American Rescue