A new COVID-19 variant is in Mecklenburg County. Here’s what it means for you

The B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 was first detected in the U.K. last month. North Carolina’s first case was detected in Mecklenburg County last week. Why...

The pandemic has set schools back years

The effects of the 2020-21 school year will be felt throughout the education system long after the pandemic ends. Big picture: Lower grades, decreasing...

CMS board votes to extend remote learning another month

During a Thursday morning emergency meeting, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board voted 8-1 to keep students in remote learning until at least February 15....

Coronavirus in Charlotte: Mecklenburg County reports its first pediatric COVID-19 death

This story was last updated at 5:04 p.m. on Monday, January 25. We’ll continue to regularly update it. Any new information will be added below and...

CMS students experiencing homelessness are falling further behind

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is reporting a decrease in students experiencing homelessness this year, while local shelters are seeing an increase in families...

Domestic violence survivors face more obstacles in getting help during the pandemic

Domestic violence experts in Charlotte are concerned about reports of more severe domestic violence incidents and the impending surge in calls for help once...

Photos: A tent city wedding

On the last day of a tragic year, two Charlotteans experiencing homelessness got a break from reality to tie the knot in front of family and friends. Kelly and...

Charlotte’s staggering homicide rate: Is this year going to be better than the last?

120 people were murdered in Charlotte in 2020. Which is just under the 122 homicides reported in 1993, the city’s most violent year on record. ...

A split N.C. Supreme Court could be a more politicized one

In one of the tightest elections in state history, Paul Newby defeated Cherri Beasley in the race for North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice by about 400...

When will ‘normal life’ resume in 2021?

Hope for a future without masks and social distancing were no doubt on most of our minds as we said goodbye to 2020 and welcomed the new year. While no one...

The Hawthorne Lane Bridge is finally open

After years of delays, the long-awaited Hawthorne Bridge is now open to all traffic. It opened to pedestrians in August. Why it matters: This marks the end of...

Everyone loves Gabe: Meet the 17-year-old who keeps the CMS board honest

This year the CMS Board of Education has made critical decisions about educating 147,000 students during a pandemic. Through it all, a 17-year-old has kept...