New multiuse ‘hub’ to open in Historic West End

J’Tanya Adams, founder of Historic West End Partners, wants to “revitalize” the Beatties Ford and Oaklawn Forward area with Thrive Hub by transforming two buildings to bring capital into the corridor.  Why it matters: Thrive Hub will bring more amenities to the Beatties Ford corridor. Not only will the two spaces bring resources into the West End, but they will also bring opportunities for more capital from businesses based out of the...

Loved ones of Shanquella Robinson continue efforts to have case resolved

On Saturday, dozens of people gathered at Little Rock AME Zion Church to mail 1,000 letters to Mexican authorities and The White House calling for answers regarding Shanquella Robinson’s death. The letter campaign comes shortly after a December rally, also held at Little Rock AME Zion, and a January balloon release at her gravesite to celebrate what would have been Robinson’s 26th birthday. Family members, friends, activists, and County...

News Quiz: Test your knowledge of this week’s Charlotte news

Happy Saturday, QCity Metro readers! How well did you follow the news in Charlotte this week? Last week’s average score was 70%, slightly improving from the week before. Score 90% and we’ll enter your name in our weekly drawing to win a $25 gift card. Meanwhile, let me know what you think of our quiz. Drop me an email at quizmaven@qcitymetro.com. Free Newsletter Stay informed with news and events that impact Charlotte's Black communities....

Why these four Hornets players deserve more time on the court

As NBA All-Star Weekend kicks off, the Charlotte Hornets get a brief break to prepare for the season’s remaining weeks.   Charlotte, 17-44, doesn’t have a chance at making the playoffs but will likely try to salvage the disappointing season and look toward the future. In doing so, Head Coach Steve Clifford should consider giving the young players more minutes to showcase their talent. Here are a few players due for more minutes after the...

Charlotte native and Alvin Ailey dancer returns to the Queen City

It’s been nearly five years since QCity Metro last spoke with Alvin Ailey dancer Jacquelin Harris.  At that time, Harris was preparing for a show in Charlotte, her hometown, with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT).   Above: Read QCity Metro’s 2018 story on Harris. Now, she will return home with the same dance company to mark its first performance in the Queen City since 2020. At the performance on Feb. 21, Harris will perform...

Courtside Seat: Strong defense leads the Hornets pass the Spurs, 120-110

A solid defensive effort led the Charlotte Hornets (17-43) to a 120-110 victory over the San Antonio Spurs (14-45) on Wednesday night. The team finished the game with 12 blocks and eight steals. Seven Hornets scored in double figures—LaMelo Ball (28), PJ Washington (22), and Gordon Hayward (16). Mark Williams and Dennis Smith Jr. rounded out the starting five with 12 points and 10 points, respectively. Free Newsletter Stay informed with news...

Update: To stop a thief

This item is from our morning newsletter, which goes to more than 12,000 smart subscribers. You can be one of them. Last summer, QCity Metro noted a nationwide trend that was driving up the car-theft rate in Charlotte. Inspired by TikTok videos, people were using USB cables to hotwire Kias and Hyundais. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department reported a double-digit spike in auto thefts, fueled in part by the so-called “Kia...

Photo of the day – Q City Metro

This item is from our morning newsletter, which goes to more than 12,000 smart subscribers. You can be one of them. On Tuesday, Charlotte Hornets basketball players Bryce McGowens and Nick Richards worked with 16 students from Charlotte Lab School to make custom basketball hoops that illustrate Black history. The Spectrum Center event was sponsored by Hornets Sports & Entertainment and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. In an...

Letter to My Younger Self: Ms. Jessica

Jessica “Ms. Jessica” Williams is a radio and media personality for Charlotte’s Power 98 radio station. She is the host of “Afternoon Vibez with Ms. Jessica” and the co-host on “The Morning Maddhouse”. Born in New Orleans, La., and raised in Virginia Beach, Va., Ms. Jessica is known for her high energy and infectious personality whenever she gets behind a microphone.  Her journey into radio began as a college student at Johnson...

Residents of West End neighborhood make urgent effort to preserve home, records say Mayor owns

The historic “Heard House” in the McCrorey Heights Neighborhood will undergo demolition this month, Sean Langely, president of the McCrorey Heights Neighborhood Association, told QCity Metro.  According to Mecklenburg County property records, Mayor Vi Lyles owns the home.  QCity Metro reached out to Lyles to confirm what she plans to do with the home, but as of early Tuesday afternoon, she has yet to respond. Angela Stoyanovitch, vice...

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