coronavirus

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....

Charlotte businesses partner with a goal to give 2 million vaccinations by summer

This story was last updated at 11:30 p.m. on January 14. As part of two separate announcements Thursday, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte Motor Speedway, and...

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...

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...

North Carolina lags behind in vaccine rollout

Although coronavirus vaccine distribution has accelerated locally, North Carolina lags behind other states when it comes to the pace of vaccine distribution....

Dorothy Counts-Scoggins makes history again, receives COVID-19 vaccine

Dorothy Counts-Scoggins was 15 years old in 1957 when she walked through a mob of jeering white people to become the first Black student at Harding High....

As vaccines begin for adults 75+, Charlotte leaders address ‘hesitations’

This story was last updated at 4:30 p.m. on January 5. With Mecklenburg County set to begin Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccinations this week, local officials are...

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...

Survey: Mental health, loss of income top the list of readers’ biggest challenges in 2020

This year has thrown an endless array of challenges our way. In a recent survey, we asked more than 3,000 Agenda readers about the struggles they’ve...

2020 wasn’t all bad, and here are the stories to prove it

We asked Charlotteans to share their 2020 highlights. From milestone birthdays to virtual gatherings to new pets, folks found joy in this ~unprecedented~ year....