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Is It Time To Regulate Social Media?

We live in an age of live-streamed violence and its instant, global, unregulated amplification. Maybe, says Duke professor Philip Napoli, it’s time to put some controls on social media content as we do with radio and TV.
March 2019

Borum Conviction Ties Knot On Scott Protests’ Legal End

The conviction of Rayquan Borum for shooting and killing Justin Carr during a protest uptown on September 21, 2016, ties up the legal end of the Keith Lamont Scott affair—and little else.
March 2019

Testimony Begins In Borum Trial

The Rayquan Borum murder trial commenced in earnest Monday morning, with a detailed opening statement from prosecutors and three witnesses, including the late Justin Carr’s mother.
February 2019

Rayquan Borum Trial Begins: Did He Kill Justin Carr?

The Superior Court trial of Rayquan Borum, accused of killing Justin Carr outside the Omni Hotel in September 2016, begins Monday.
February 2019

Opinion: A Belligerent ICE’s Show of Force

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement blamed new Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden and other N.C. sheriffs for aggressive roundups—and threatened a Charlotte City Councilman with arrest.
February 2019

The Business Side of WaPo’s Super Bowl Ad

The Washington Post paid an estimated $10 million-plus for a Super Bowl ad that paid tribute to the journalism profession—which struck some of the newspaper’s own dwindling staff as a tad ironic.
February 2019

Observer Owner McClatchy Offers Early Retirement to 450 Employees

McClatchy, which owns the Observer and seven other newspapers in the Carolinas, announces a massive round of early retirement offers that accompany layoffs throughout the once-thriving industry.
February 2019

ICE’s Charlotte Clampdown

Federal immigration officials arrested two undocumented immigrants at the Mecklenburg County courthouse Wednesday, leading to outrage from Charlotte’s immigrant community.
January 2019

Who Marked Up the Cross Charlotte Trail When We Weren’t Looking?

Charlotte City Council members were stunned this week to learn that a critical community development project needs three times the money they thought it would.
January 2019

Hello, 2019. You Look a Lot Like 2018.

Traffic, criminal justice, and housing issues won’t leave Charlotte with the new year.
January 2019