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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.
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.
The Superior Court trial of Rayquan Borum, accused of killing Justin Carr outside the Omni Hotel in September 2016, begins Monday.
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.
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.
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.
Federal immigration officials arrested two undocumented immigrants at the Mecklenburg County courthouse Wednesday, leading to outrage from Charlotte’s immigrant community.
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.
Traffic, criminal justice, and housing issues won’t leave Charlotte with the new year.
The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, chaired by Richard Burr of North Carolina, has released an unnerving report about the ongoing efforts by Russian trolls to turn Americans against each other and warp their perception of reality.
Minneapolis just did something extraordinary for an American city—it banned single-family-only zones. Why can’t Charlotte do the same?
Local politicos and council members themselves have generated some heat lately on whether City Council members should continue to serve two-year terms or switch to staggered four-year ones.
Charlotte driving is a pain in the taillight. The City Council, thankfully, has taken some steps to make it less so. Still, though, keep an eye out for those scooters.
The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation announced last week that Sam Perkins, a Charlotte native who had held the position of riverkeeper since 2012, was stepping down.
ANALYSIS: When he lost a Mecklenburg County commissioners’ seat he’d held for 22 years, Bill James said, in effect: Screw you guys; I’m going home.
ANALYSIS: The 2018 midterm elections yielded some good news for Democrats, some relief for Republicans, and a level of voter turnout that suggested American democracy is still alive and thrashing.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney is beginning a series of guided conversations intended to close gaps among constituencies in advance of the RNC in 2020. ‘Hardening the target,’ he calls it.
Can Charlotte benefit from a more robust network of colleges and universities?
Charlotte’s known more for tearing own its spaces for music than creating them. How can that change, and who can change it?
Our next #discussCLT event October 17 will tackle the issue of higher education in Charlotte, and whether the relative lack of research and development campuses hinders economic development.
Harvard’s Chetty unveils a new tool to track social (im)mobility, plus the latest on the RNC and scooters.
CMPD will spent an estimated $50 million in federal grant money for security before the 2020 Republican convention but doesn’t plan to disclose what it buys until afterward. This does not sit well with police accountability groups, and at least one City Council member.