coronavirus

Can the EpiCentre survive the pandemic?

Once a thriving Uptown destination, the EpiCentre these days is deserted. Eviction notices are mounting. Dozens of businesses sit empty. A walk through...

Mecktoberfest attendees ‘need to get tested’ for Covid-19, county officials say

One of Charlotte’s largest fall festivals, Mecktoberfest at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, is under scrutiny after attendees tested positive for Covid-19. And...

200 days into the pandemic, Overstreet Mall is still a ‘ghost town’

After 27 years in business, two recessions, and a pandemic, Sue Teta packs up the last of the makeup and handbags at her shop’s Overstreet Mall home....

FAQ: What to expect at bars, movie theaters, and other businesses in Charlotte as N.C. moves into phase 3

Starting Friday at 5 p.m., North Carolina will move into the third phase of reopening. Bars, movie theaters, and outdoor venues can operate at a limited...

Phase ‘2.5’ will start this Friday, opening gyms and museums. Bars to remain closed

After an entire summer of phase two, North Carolina is taking a half-step forward in its coronavirus reopening plan. Phase “2.5” will begin at 5...

UNC Charlotte continues with on-campus learning plan as Chapel Hill and others go virtual

Higher education institutions in Charlotte are split over whether to hold classes in-person or move everything online after UNC Chapel Hill’s attempt to...

We asked Charlotte kids how they feel about the pandemic. Here’s what they said

There’s a lot of ongoing discussions about kids’ schooling, safety, and mental health right now. But has anyone asked kids how they feel about all...

No ‘great’ answer: Three families and three very different approaches to heading back to school during a pandemic

Over the past few weeks, parents, students, and educators dealt with a pros and cons list that had no clear winner. There is no right answer for all when it...

Charlotte’s gyms are barely hanging on

North Carolina is one of five states, including Puerto Rico, that requires gyms to remain closed statewide due to the coronavirus pandemic. Around Charlotte,...

Current status of coronavirus in Charlotte: Daily case count increases county and statewide

This story was last updated at 1:13 p.m. on Friday, October 16. We’ll continue to regularly update it. Any new information will be added below and...

As some students return to campus, young people share their experiences with Covid-19

Originally published by the NC News Intern Corps COVID-19 has killed and debilitated many older adults in North Carolina, but young people, while less likely...

During phase two, Charlotte bars should be closed. Why are some opening anyway?

The Facebook post heard ’round the city: Pins Mechanical Co. wrote on Facebook Thursday to announce its reopening. “REUNITED AND IT FEELS SOOO...