Police, prosecutors and elected officials spoke with Charlotte residents on Saturday about ways to encourage better interaction with the public and law enforcement in light of recent incidents resulting in the deaths of black men at the hands of officers.
For two women who wore POW-MIA bracelets with the names of two soldiers in the same helicopter that landed burning in 1970, last week’s return of the remains of Bunyan Price Jr. are drawing emotional connections.
Gov. Pat McCrory wants voters to decide this fall on $3 billion in bonds to finance road projects and state facilities, including $383.7 million in and around Charlotte. A new $60 million science building is on the list for UNC Charlotte.
Attorneys for a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer charged in the 2013 shooting death of an unarmed man provided a new account of the killing Friday, saying the officer was attacked and fired in self-defense.
“Walkability” and “mixed use” are hot buzzwords right now in development, as urban planners look to cut down on sprawl, long commutes and the big roadways that dominate much of suburbia. But in a city like Charlotte that loves its cars, is overcoming “Big Asphalt” – the term some urban planners are using for the sprawl mindset – a realistic goal?
Wisteria is in full bloom in Charlotte; the woody, twining vines and flowing purple flowers have a sweet scent. It grows on many undeveloped, unattended lots in Charlotte, climbing mature trees and covering shrubs.
Stedman Graham, New York Times best-selling author and inspirational speaker, visited South Mecklenburg High School Friday as part of a series of appearances in Charlotte to inspire students through music and motivational speaking.