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Data shows Mecklenburg County lags behind in vaccinations. Here’s why

Four months into the vaccine rollout, Mecklenburg County is behind the state’s other large counties in distributing vaccines. But county officials say...

Long-awaited East Side rec center opens today with a lazy river, gym and walking trails

After months of pandemic-related delays, the highly anticipated Eastway Regional Recreation Center opens Wednesday at 11:30am, albeit with limited capacity for...

Everyone 16+ is now eligible for the vaccine. Here’s how to get your shot

This story was last updated at 9:10pm on Tuesday, April 6. Starting April 7, all individuals ages 16 and up are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Why...

Georgia’s voting restrictions could boost N.C.’s film industry

North Carolina’s film industry has bounced back in the past year, after about a decade of setbacks from the loss of film tax incentives and HB2. Now,...

A man vandalized an Asian-owned store at the transit center. The owners’ family pleads for the hate to end

Plaza Sundries, an Asian-owned convenience store at the transit center, is always buzzing with customers looking for snacks and last-minute essentials, day and...

Roy Williams is retiring, and we’re not OK

North Carolina needed a mental health day after hearing of Roy Williams’ retirement. Though many speculated the news may have been an April Fool’s...

Robinhood to expand into Charlotte with nearly 400-employee office Uptown

Robinhood is expanding into Charlotte. Yep, that Robinhood. The fintech company that made worldwide news with the Gamestop short squeeze. It will add nearly...

Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates head to Charlotte for “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” film

The coming of age story set in the New Jersey suburbs will start filming in Charlotte next month. “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” is...

Hate crime stats are hard to come by in North Carolina

When it comes to hate crimes in North Carolina, we have numbers we see and those we don’t. We’re one of 17 states to have a hate crime law but no...

Independent physicians in North Carolina are still waiting for their vaccine supply

This story was last updated Tuesday, March 16, at 5 p.m. to include a quote from a DHHS spokesperson. Independent physician groups in North Carolina still...

Relief bill includes nearly $420 million for Mecklenburg’s governments

This story was last updated at 12:30pm on Thursday, March 11, to include quotes from state and local officials. North Carolina is in line to receive $9...

S.C.’s repealed mask mandate could affect Charlotte’s COVID trends

Local health officials are keeping an eye on South Carolina after governor Henry McMaster lifted the state’s mask mandate last week. Also on Monday...