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Bags full of groceries surround Monique Butler as she waits for her ride home. The mother of two is visiting the Loaves and Fishes food pantry in Uptown, which First Presbyterian Church folded into its campus years ago, because she's run out of options.
Should the minimum wage be raised to $9 per hour?
Should we change our lifestyles to help reduce global warming?
Fifth grade students line up to change classes at River Gate Elementary in south Charlotte Tuesday, November 12, 2013.
That moniker oversimplifies a complicated topic: What's an appropriate investment of local tax dollars? To what extent should Charlotte and Mecklenburg County be tending to the basics like sidewalks versus amenities that help make the city attractive to would-be employers and residents? Over the years, public investment has helped pay for things ... (more)
Charlotte's proposed $20 million endowment to house and stabilize homeless families is closer to a reality this week, thanks to a $1 million donation from Howard Levine, CEO of Family Dollar.
The public is invited to the Medicaid Reform Advisory Group's first meeting Dec. 5, 2013.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has scheduled open houses and public hearings Dec. 9-11 regarding the proposed Monroe Connector/Bypass, a new location roadway from Interstate 485 in Mecklenburg County to U.S. 74 near Marshville in Union County.
This sweepstakes parlor at the Woodlawn Business Center on the corner of Old Pineville Road and Woodlawn Road is closed.
In a smartphone clip, uploaded to Instagram on Tuesday, a girl called Sharkeisha is seen viciously sucker-punching a girl called Shay in the face before kicking her in the head as she lies curled up on the ground.
Marian Cash is among those surviving on less. "It's hard for me to find job and I depend on those food stamps to feed me and my family," she said.
A new law that takes effect Jan. 1 expands the state sales tax to a broad range of admissions charges – including movies, college and professional sporting events, concerts, plays, and museums.
Former Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones said Tuesday he's still pondering a run for a seat on county commission – the board that fired him in May – but it may not be his decision.