A new study from Harvard University has found drinking at least two sugar drinks a day increases your risk of early death by more than 20 percent. It’s an eye-opening study because for the first time - researchers have been able to make a direct correlation between sugar drinks to mortality.
Charlotte city leaders are considering whether to try to save the Excelsior Club, long a cornerstone in Charlotte’s African American community, after other groups’ efforts faltered or were rejected by the club’s owner.
The event features not only opportunities to create your own art, workshops, panels and (of course) cosplay contests, there are dozens of artists and storytellers behind the comics that come out personally to meet with their fans.
Monday, Charlotte City Council unanimously referred The Excelsior Club to the city's Economic and Development Committee. At -Large City Councilman James Mitchell is the chair. He will instruct city staff to see how much money it will take to bring the building back up to code.
Mecklenburg County plans to invest $63 million over the next four years to build more than 30 miles of greenways, moving forward with an ambitious but so far unfulfilled vision of a countywide network.
Time is running out for the Excelsior Club located in West Charlotte. It is the first black club in Charlotte, NC. It opened in 1944 and closed its doors in 2016. There was a one year moratorium set from demolishing the historic landmark.
Confirming rumors that have been circulating for months, the popular burger chain said in a statement that it’ll open in mid 2020 at 1930 Camden Road, the 3,500-square-foot spot recently vacated by Pike’s Soda Shop. This is the chain’s third Charlotte location.
This week the story explains the “why” that drives our weekly segments. We invest the time, energy and resources because we believe that there are more capable families who should consider stepping up to the calling of foster care.
Ashley McKinley | Program Development Director, North Carolina Forever Families Coordinator
The plan commissioners selected in 2016 calls for about 1,200 new homes, but only about 114 would be affordable to families making up to 80% of area median income. That’s about $56,000 a year for a family of four in Charlotte.
Fred Clasen-Kelly and Danielle Chemtob | The Charlotte Observer
Charlotte Doula Kira Kimble has had a lot of inquiries over the past month. She reached out to WBTV's Brigida Mack to say her special series on Black Maternal Health last month caused a spike in interest in her business, TJACK Doula.
Medic’s shiny new headquarters on Wilkinson Boulevard and future housing opportunities along Freedom Drive signal a strong economic rebound on the westside. However, not every West Charlotte thoroughfare is paved with such promise.
Cassidy Hooper is one of only a few people in the world born with no eyes and no nose. We first met her in 2008, at 11 years old. She’s now 22 and just graduated from Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.
Crystal Mosteller Hopson, the director of Hartman’s Haven Dog Rescue in Hickory, was headed to a longtime-volunteer’s wedding rehearsal Friday when she noticed a brown box with big bold letters that read, “FREE PUPPIES.”
Just a few days before Mother’s Day, we’re introducing three generations of women, keeping a local business alive in Indian Trail, going up against big box stores, and some preconceived notions about their industry.
Ellie Brynn Basset, Loren and Mike Bassett's long-awaited bundle of joy, was born in late March after a long and winding journey to parenthood. They say having her, holding her -- still hasn't quite sunk in
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) JROTC Program is celebrating another successful school year. More than 3,000 students are enrolled and participated in the Cadet Achievement Awards program recently at Bojangles Coliseum.