The Charlotte animal shelter might just earn a “no-kill” designation by the end of 2020. Here’s how you can help

First, a promise: This is a happy story. Stories about homeless dogs and cats are emotional risks, especially for those of us who cry at SPCA commercials and...

Keeping COVID-19 from breaking into Mecklenburg’s jail

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How to help: Support your neighbors through the coronavirus pandemic

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Behind a door with a teddy bear on it, inmates reconnect with their children in the jail’s new child-friendly visitation room

Two days before Christmas, two teenage girls brim with updates for their mom — details of a new job, plans for winter break, their dream list of presents....

An addict’s journey to recovery through the Community Matters Café

Here’s what you can tell about Tony Barnett when you see him working at Community Matters Café. He has a soft, deep voice, and an expression that settles...