The Carolina Panthers asked graphic artists in Charlotte to create team art inspired by Marvel’s “Black Panther” movie. Creations featured everything from Cam Newton dressed as T’Challa to an illustration of Panthers players as other superheroes.
A man has been charged with felony death by vehicle, driving while impaired and reckless driving after running into four trees in the Barclay Downs neighborhood of Charlotte, NC, early Sunday. His passenger, a 33-year-old woman, died in the crash.
In life, Reggie White was one of the NFL’s best, while in death, he’s become a symbol for sleep apnea awareness. Next month, his family is auctioning off the dream house he built for them near Charlotte, while honoring this unexpected legacy.
Gaston County high school teacher Bobbie Cavnar, named the nation’s top teacher by the NEA Foundation, says he’s happy teaching Shakespeare to teens. He was named North Carolina’s Teacher of the Year in 2016.
York County, South Carolina police officers who were shot and wounded in an ambush in January, met with the Winthrop University mens’ basketball team before their game with Longwood and were honored during First Responders Day.
A epic weekend event started by Mosaic Live co-founders Tiffany Fant and Nakisa Glover, The Official Blackest Weekend Ever, held two private screenings for the Black Panther movie premiere on Friday and Saturday nights at Regal Cinemas Starlight 14. Weekend events included a Kickoff Coming to Wakanda Ceremony, One Stop Wakanda Shop, an after party at Morehead Tavern, and a Wakanda Wind Down Brunch. A portion of proceeds benefited several non profits, including The Males Place, Youth Hope International, and Aviation Camps of the Carolinas. The weekend experience celebrated the Black Panther movie as well as the Charlotte culture and community, and was a platform for beginning to address some of the issues of the community in a meaningful and impactful way.
What happened to Jim Bakker after the fall of PTL? The PTL empire preacher Jim Bakker built with wife Tammy Bakker crumbled 30 years ago, after financial and sex scandals. Now, televangelist Bakker is back, with a new message and a new sales pitch.
Mecklenburg’s deferred prosecution has helped hundreds of first-time offenders avoid convictions and jail. But participants had to pay down their restitution. That kept many poor defendants from benefiting. Now prosecutors are dropping the requirement.
A Monroe, North Carolina, woman was sentenced in Charlotte for lying to U.S. marshals about the whereabouts of her boyfriend. Billy Darryl Floyd is accused of intimidating IRS workers, fake tax returns.