Black-owned retailer will open store at Camp North End

Current Nostalgia, a local company that sells streetwear, will open its first brick-and-mortar store at Camp North End, according to a statement released by Camp North End’s developer, ATCO Properties & Management. The 950-square-foot shop is expected to open between late fall and early winter. The founder, Charlotte-native Dylan Foster-Smith, created the brand in 2020.

Plans are underway to revitalize L.C. Coleman Park

A local creative agency, an independent artist and Mecklenburg County’s Department of Park and Recreation have teamed up to “reactivate” L.C. Coleman Park in Washington Heights. On Saturday, neighbors of all ages spoke with the park’s design team about the proposed renovations over free smoothies, waffles, decaf and doughnuts. Artists demonstrated live spray painting while

CMPD investigating shooting in east Charlotte

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Friday afternoon in east Charlotte. According to CMPD, around 2 p.m., officers responded to an assault with a deadly  weapon call in the 6400 block of Albemarle Road.   When officers got there, they found a victim with a gunshot wound. Medic pronounced the victim

Druid Hills apartment complex gets “HGTV” style makeover

A “community in need” is getting a makeover. More than 150 volunteers are joining forces with Charlotte Rescue Mission this morning to complete an “HGTV” style makeover in Druid Hills. Charlotte Rescue Mission is an organization that offers free residential treatment for those experiencing addiction and homelessness. After completing their 120-day treatment program, participants are

15 Minutes of Fame: A chat with Clarence Boston

Clarence Boston defines what it means to be a serial entrepreneur. He has owned funeral homes, nightclubs and now an Atlanta-based company that distills spirits and brews beers. In 2023, Boston will open a branch of his Hippin Hops Brewery to Charlotte’s NoDa neighborhood. In our latest “15 Minutes of Fame” episode, Boston talks about his

Livingstone College names new president

Seven months after Livingstone College President Jimmy R. Jenkins announced his retirement, the school on Thursday announced his replacement — Anthony J. Davis, Livingstone’s current chief operating officer and senior vice president of institutional advancement. Davis, who graduated from Livingstone in 2001, will become the school’s 13th president. In a statement released by the college,