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Zachary Finch Charlotte's 43rd Homicide Victim

The mantra of CMPD is always the same "Not an act of random violence". And the case of Zachary Finch received the same treatment in the hours that followed. Except that in this case CMPD admitted, that it could have happened to anyone. Show More Summary

Meck County Liberals Open Pandora's Box With Ramadan Proclamation

Islam, the culture and religion that embraces extreme violence against non-believers took center stage during Tuesday's Mecklenburg County Commission meeting, when Mecklenburg Commissioner Trevor Fuller proposed the proclamation to recognize the month of Ramadan from May 26 to June 24. Show More Summary

Cedar's Take On Racism

The national news media, always quick to highlight racism has jumped all over the latest "noose" discovery, while African American leaders repeat the same tired slogans over and over once again. The racism that we should be concerned...Show More Summary

LaWana Mayfield Has A Nutty Over White Privilege

Charlotte City Council Member LaWanna Mayfield, that "Nut-Bird" who often rivals County Commissioner Vilma Leak with her off topic or nonsensical comments took to Facebook in a rant about "White Privilege"Mayfield - Just getting home...Show More Summary

More parking? Less parking? The debate continues.

Tobe Holmes of University City Partners describes changes coming to the UNC Charlotte part of the city when a light rail extension opens early in 2018. In the background is a new parking deck with retail on the ground floor, built by the Charlotte Area Transit System. Show More Summary

In Case You Missed It: Liberty Planet's Take On ReWriting History

Over 100 years after it was constructed, the City of New Orleans removed a monument to the president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis. This move came almost two years after the local government made a decision to remove a total of four commemorative monuments located throughout the town. Show More Summary

Claire Fallon Calls For Chief Chief Hannan To Be Fired Again

From The Local Paper Letters To The Editor: I warned city not to fight Crystal Eschert In response to “Jury awards fired city worker $1.5 million” (May 12) and related articles: The writer is an at-large member of the Charlotte City Council. Show More Summary

Crystal Eschert v City of Charlotte Trial Ends As Expected

In an embarrassing verdict for the city of Charlotte, a jury Thursday found the Fire Department retaliated against former fire investigator Crystal Eschert for raising questions about the safety of construction work at a new office building, awarding her 1.5 million in damages.

Case Against Charlotte Fire Goes To The Jury

From the Local Paper: After a weeklong trial, former fire investigator Crystal Eschert’s whistleblower lawsuit against the city of Charlotte went to a jury Wednesday evening. Jurors must decide whether the Charlotte Fire Department overstepped when it fired Eschert in 2014 over a Facebook post the city said was offensive and inflammatory. Show More Summary

Local Artists Make Charlotte More Inclusive

In the wee small hours of the morning on Saturday, April 29, I stood on the back patio of Petra's in Plaza Midwood, surrounded by a throbbing crowd of people half my age. …

Five Names For Your Irish Pub That Aren't Milestone

Earlier this week, a Charlotte Agenda article caused some debate around town when it announced the upcoming opening of a new bar opening in Dilworth. What’s the fuss?…

8 Social Entrepreneur Hacks That Can Help Get Your Community Project Funded

In 2016, Creative Loafing contributor Kia O. Moore was one of two winners of the Knight Foundation's Emerging City Champions program in Charlotte. With the $5,000 grant she received, Moore started Hip Hop Orchestrated to blend hip-hop culture with orchestral-music culture in ways that will engage young people in the arts in Charlotte.…

Police Investigate Hate Crime in East Charlotte

Police are investigating a hate crime apparently committed by a confused young man in east Charlotte last night. According to CMPD, officers responded to Central Market on Albemarle Road just before 10 p.m. last night in response to a fire.…

Crystal Eschert v. City of Charlotte In Case You Missed It

From the local paper: In a matter of weeks, a Charlotte jury will decide whether Crystal Eschert is a wronged whistleblower or a Facebook troll. On Thursday, U.S. District Frank Whitney cleared the way for a jury to hear Eschert’s claims...Show More Summary

Eviction, Charlotte-style

Amid much local conversation recently about economic mobility in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, not much publicity has been paid to evictions, although sometimes it seems as if every civic leader you talk to has read, and is raving about, Matthew Desmond's book, Evicted. Show More Summary

Twitter In A Land Filled With Idiots

Sadly the idiots were once reliable local news stations like WCNC Blame it on millennial interns? Or just stupidity. But it's not just TV news operations that have become brain dead on Twitter. Once power house print media is also overcome with the stupids.

The Homer Thief Returns

Next week kicks off another season for the Charlotte Knights at BB&T Ballpark, and to help us celebrate we've brought in a guy whose hijinks at the park have already become urban Uptown legend.…

HB2 deal draws criticism from rights leaders

Reacting to a deadline from the NCAA demanding that the North Carolina General Assembly repeal HB2 if the state wanted to host any championship games through 2022, leaders of both parties have gotten behind a compromise deal being pitched by Republican leaders of the NCGA and Gov. Show More Summary

Vietnam Veterans Day

Today, as you may already know, is Vietnam Veterans Day. It is an honor to salute all those patriots who served during the Vietnam war. Whether you were stationed in country or not, you are a patriot who deserves to be thanked and remembered. Show More Summary

10 Years Have Passed Since Jeff Shelton and Sean Clark Were Murdered

In case you missed it, WBTV's Molly Grantham honors Officers Shelton and Clark with this special to the local paper: It’s easy to say – and show – how Charlotte stood strong 10 years ago. Two Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers were ambushed by an insane man at Timber Ridge Apartments. Show More Summary

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