Man dead after being shot in north Charlotte.

A 40-year-old man has died after being shot Wednesday morning in north Charlotte. Authorities have identified the victim as Antone Dominique Sloan. According to a statement by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, at approximately 11:51 am, officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call at the 4900 block of Hamilton Circle. The caller advised they had shot someone and that the victim had fled the scene in a vehicle. Officers...

Mary Alice Jervay Thatch, publisher of The Wilmington Journal, dies at age 78

The Black Press and African-American community have lost a legendary leader, fighter and advocate for human rights, civil rights, and justice. Indeed, one of her most successful efforts made worldwide news. Mary Alice Jervay Thatch, the third-generation editor and publisher of The Wilmington Journal, died December 28 at the age of 78. Mrs. Thatch was the proud daughter of publisher Thomas C. Jervay Sr. and the granddaughter of founder R.S....

“Go Ahead. Make my Day!”

Posted on: December 28, 2021One of HSC’s longest current residents, previously named Grunt, has now been renamed, Clint Eastwood.After spending time with the staff at the Humane Society of Charlotte, they determined that his personality was worthy of such a highly respected name. Much like the Man with No Name, when one tries to describe Clint Eastwood (the dog), it’s difficult to find the words that sum up such a unique personality. And...

The Great 2021 News Quiz

How closely did you follow local news this year? As 2021 draws to a close, we’ve put together a news quiz to test your memory.  (Answers are at the bottom of the quiz) January: Brigida says goodbye Photo courtesy of Brigida Mack We kicked off the year by saying farewell to Brigida Mack, who signed off for the final time as a member of which local television show? Free Newsletter Stay informed with news and events that impact Charlotte's...

Man dead after being shot on Christmas morning

A 28-year-old man has died after being shot on Christmas morning in northwest Charlotte. Authorities have identified the victim as Fredrick Antonio Edwards. According to a statement by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, shortly after 2:13 a.m., officers responded to reports of someone shot near the 2200 block of Beatties Ford Road.   When officers arrived, they located two adult male victims with apparent gunshot wounds. MEDIC...

One person dead after fatal vehicle collision in southeast Charlotte

One person has died after a fatal vehicle collision Sunday in southeast Charlotte. According to a statement by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, at 6:47 p.m., officers responded to a serious injury crash in the 8900 block of Idlewild Road involving two vehicles colliding. When officers arrived, they located a severely damaged 1995 Toyota Corolla with its two injured occupants and a severely damaged 2006 Infiniti G35 with its three...

CMPD officer shot during foot chase in southeast Charlotte.

A police officer was shot during a foot chase Monday in southeast Charlotte. According to a statement by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officers responded to a Larceny From Vehicle in progress call in the 6100 block of Winged Elm Court. The caller informed that the suspect had pointed a firearm at a nearby citizen.  When officers made contact with the suspect, a foot chase ensued. The suspect fired at the pursuing officers, striking...

Dozens of local nonprofits receive grants from local philanthropic couple

More than 25 nonprofits, most serving Charlotte’s west side, got a financial boost this holiday season. The Parham Family Charitable Fund announced this month that it had committed $100,000 to help local organizations working to address affordable housing, food insecurity, literacy and access to higher education. Grant recipients included: Do Greater Charlotte  Free Newsletter Stay informed with news and events that impact Charlotte's Black...

The untold story of a volunteer leader

Growing up along the dusty roads of Beckley, West Virginia, in the 1950s, a young Jewell Hoover embraced three pieces of generational wisdom handed down from her paternal grandmother: honor the family name, keep good credit and never lose your dignity. On a corner shelf in her grandmother’s home sat a porcelain teapot, a repository for family savings. “If somebody in the community needed a loan for a sick kid, to buy groceries, or sometimes...

Person found dead in northeast Charlotte

One person has died after being shot Thursday morning in northeast Charlotte. According to a statement from Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department, shortly after 6:00 a.m., officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call in the 1600 block of  Deergreen Lane. When officers arrived, they located one victim with an apparent gunshot wound inside of an apartment. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene by Medic. As of Thursday...

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