Charlotte had two homicides reported overnight in a three-hour period, CMPD says

Charlotte had two homicides reported in a three-hour period overnight, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. The first was reported around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 4000 block of Wilkinson Boulevard, near … Click to Continue » Top Featured Tags: – North Carolina NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Convicted peeping Tom from NC taken into custody after standoff, York SC Sheriff says

A convicted peeping Tom from Rock Hill, who faced additional charges in North Carolina, was taken into custody Wednesday night after a four-hour standoff with law enforcement, officials said. Travis … Click to Continue » Top Featured Tags: – North Carolina NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Popular NC teacher killed trying to rob Mexican drug cartel member, sheriff says

A popular Union County teacher described by family and friends as a devoted father, teacher and coach was fatally wounded in a shootout when he and his brother-in-law tried to … Click to Continue » Top Featured Tags: – North Carolina NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Plans to redevelop a key block in Charlotte’s NoDa neighborhood met with opposition

Listen to our daily briefing: Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Alexa | Google Assistant | More options Plans from two well-known Charlotte developers to transform a block along … Click to Continue » Top Featured Tags: – North Carolina NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory announces bid for US Senate seat in 2022

Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s career in politics is not over. McCrory, a Republican who served one term as the state’s chief executive and 14 years as Charlotte’s mayor, … Click to Continue » Top Featured Tags: – North Carolina NewsPress Release Distribution Service

COVID vaccine live updates: Here’s what to know in North Carolina on April 14

We’re tracking the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus and vaccines in North Carolina. Check back for updates. Case count tops 936,000 At least 936,425 people in North Carolina have … Click to Continue » Top Featured Tags: – North Carolina NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Here’s what the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine pause means for Charlotte

Charlotte flash briefing player embed – use this Both of Charlotte’s major hospital systems Novant Health and Atrium Health along with Mecklenburg County Public Health will stop using the Johnson … Click to Continue » Top Featured Tags: – North Carolina NewsPress Release Distribution Service

As some NC schools seek to start earlier in August, tourism industry vows to fight

School districts across North Carolina are lobbying state lawmakers for the ability to start classes earlier than the late August date now required in state law. The N.C. House Education … Click to Continue » Top Featured Tags: – North Carolina NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Duke students, alumni urge university to condemn NC bills targeting transgender youth

Duke University students and alumni are asking the university to take a stand against proposed North Carolina legislation that they say will be harmful to transgender children and adults. The … Click to Continue » Top Featured Tags: – North Carolina NewsPress Release Distribution Service

CMS to have in-person graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021, but there’s a catch

The Class of 2021 will have in-person graduation ceremonies this spring, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said Tuesday, but the pandemic means there will be limits to how many guests can attend. Each … Click to Continue » Top Featured Tags: – North Carolina NewsPress Release Distribution Service

No evidence to suggest shooting inside Asian grocery racially motivated, CMPD says

A shooting inside an Asian grocery store in east Charlotte injured one person, but Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say there isn’t evidence that suggests the incident was racially motivated. Officers responded to … Click to Continue » Top Featured Tags: – North Carolina NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Barringer Academic Center to be named for longtime leader in Charlotte’s Black community

Barringer Academic Center will soon be named after Charles H. Parker, a leader in Charlotte’s Black community whose legacy is still alive decades after his death. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of … Click to Continue » Top Featured Tags: – North Carolina NewsPress Release Distribution Service

NC town to appeal after judge threatens officials with jail — again — over seized cash.

The legal fight over the police seizure of $17,000 in Mooresville took on a Whac-A-Mole quality this week with a judge again holding the town in contempt only to see … Click to Continue » Top Featured Tags: – North Carolina NewsPress Release Distribution Service

NC rolls out ambitious, but coordinated push to vaccinate thousands of farmworkers

After North Carolina’s agricultural workforce was hit hard by the pandemic last year, health leaders have been working for months to prepare for the daunting task of vaccinating tens of … Click to Continue » Top Featured Tags: – North Carolina NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Billionaire makes $18 million gift to Charlotte YMCA. ‘I started to cry,’ CEO says

The YMCA of Greater Charlotte has decided how it will spend the largest single donation in the nearly 150-year-old nonprofit’s history – a “jaw-dropping” $18 million. Billionaire philanthropist and author … Click to Continue » Top Featured Tags: – North Carolina NewsPress Release Distribution Service

NC gun sales spiked in March. Was there a ‘secret ingredient’ fueling the rise?

The FBI in March conducted its highest number of background checks this year on North Carolina firearms buyers, a Charlotte Observer analysis of FBI data shows. The agency conducted 90,090 … Click to Continue » Top Featured Tags: – North Carolina NewsPress Release Distribution Service

CMPD made it hard for undocumented crime victims to get legal status. That may change.

It was snowing the night a short skinny man put a steel revolver to Krishna’s forehead in a Charlotte gas station and demanded all the money in the store. Another … Click to Continue » Top Featured Tags: – North Carolina NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Are they the biggest comic-book nerds around? You decide after you see their NC home.

As comic-book nerds go, the man formerly known as Mark Taylor and the woman formerly known as Carol Blackman have grounds to claim that they’re two of the biggest in … Click to Continue » Top Featured Tags: – North Carolina NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Charlotte Council considers funding more affordable housing. Here’s where they may go.

Senior apartments, supportive housing and units in the long-awaited River District are part of the affordable housing recommendations the City of Charlotte staff is making for the Housing Trust Fund. … Click to Continue » Top Featured Tags: – North Carolina NewsPress Release Distribution Service

The twang is back! Beloved music festival MerleFest returns for 2021 with new dates.

The twang will return for 2021. MerleFest, the beloved Americana and bluegrass music festival founded by guitar legend Doc Watson, will be held this fall. The festival was sidelined in … Click to Continue » Top Featured Tags: – North Carolina NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘It was just pure joy’: Charlotte family reunites after getting COVID-19 vaccine

Shirley Hoffmann met her youngest great-granddaughter for just the second time on Monday in Charlotte. It hasn’t been distance keeping her away from her family. Hoffmann, 87, lives near Asheville … Click to Continue » Top Featured Tags: – North Carolina NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘We need to come together.’ Throngs at SC park mourn the 6 mass shooting victims

Rock Hill has begun to heal. On a warm April evening, hundreds of people descended on Fountain Park Sunday, seeking solace and catharsis. They met up in the aftermath of … Click to Continue » Top Featured Tags: – North Carolina NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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