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NC House candidates: Where they stand on key issues | Charlotte Observer

N.C. House District 88 Mary G. Belk (Democrat) Age: 61 Education: BS with Honors in Political Science from UNCC Help us deliver journalism that makes a difference in our community. Our journalism takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work to produce. If you read and enjoy our journalism, please consider subscribing today. SUBSCRIBE [...]

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National developer Don Peebles likely to include black businesses in Charlotte’s Brooklyn Village project – Charlotte Business Journal

Black Enterprise CEO Butch Graves came to Charlotte on Thursday to tout his company’s annual entrepreneurs summit coming here later this year. At the event, he pointed to the involvement of a national real estate developer in the Brooklyn Village makeover uptown as an example of recognizing and reviving African-American business influence. Don Peebles, CEO [...]

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Check Out These New Jobs In Charlotte, Lake Norman

CHARLOTTE, NC — Companies across the Charlotte and Lake Norman region are looking for new employees, and Patch and Zip Recruiter have heaps of openings on our searchable jobs board. Here are recent postings for job openings in the Queen City area. Click on the job title for more information. Find more jobs on the [...]

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Charlotte Man Wins $100K On Juice Run At Circle K

CHARLOTTE, NC — A Charlotte man is now $100,000 richer thanks to a hankering for coconut and orange juice and a winning scratch off lottery ticket purchased at a Circle K on Central Avenue Sunday. Jorge Dominguez Santos bought the $4 million "Diamond Dazzler" scratch off ticket on a whim while paying for his juice, [...]

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NC’s rural-urban divide reveals ‘classic tale of two Carolinas’ at N&O forum | News & Observer

By many accounts, North Carolina is a prospering state. It's been in the running for an Amazon second headquarters and its urban areas are among the fastest growing in the country. But in rural North Carolina, which is most of the state — 80 of its 100 counties — there is a different narrative. Many [...]

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March For Our Lives: Lyft Offers Free Rides In Charlotte, Raleigh

CHARLOTTE, NC -- Thousands of students across the country plan to demonstrate on Saturday as part of a nationwide call for gun control. The problem is, many of them can't drive to those events. And parking will be a major pain. But the ride-hailing company Lyft wants to help. The company says it will offer [...]

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Five Charlotte Stations Get The Jelli Treatment

Beasley Media stations WSOC-FM, WPEG-FM, WNKS-FM, WKQC-FM, and WBAV-FM in Charlotte, NC, are the latest stations to use Focus 360’s networks that are “Powered by Jelli.” Jelli’s cloud-based ad platform traffics, serves, and reports campaigns using Jelli’s RadioSpot, allowing stations to generate incremental revenue with virtually no time constraints added to in-house sales teams. Source [...]

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Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. Announces Public Offering of Common Stock

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (the “Company”) (ARI) today announced the Company has commenced an underwritten public offering of 13,500,000 shares of common stock. The Company expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 2,025,000 additional shares of common stock. ARI intends to use all or a portion of the [...]

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Law Enforcement, Shooter Drills: NC Tackles School Security

CHARLOTTE, NC — School security plans in North Carolina should include a community-wide response, including rapid deployment of law enforcement, increased training, community reporting of threats and support of youth mental health and wellness, according to the Gov. Roy Cooper and the state's top public safety official. Cooper, along with Secretary of Public Safety Erik [...]

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ICYMI: NC Home To 32 Hate Groups, Analysis Shows

White supremacists and nationalist groups thrived in President Trump's first year in office, according to a new report that showed a 4 percent increase in the number of hate groups nationwide. An analysis of the Southern Poverty Law Center' report showed Idaho, an overwhelmingly white state where only 5.8 percent of the population is foreign-born, [...]

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