Stories tagged: "Charlotte"

President Donald Trump's Republican National Convention is bound for Charlotte with boosted safety measures, but GOP doc concedes it remains a "high-risk event." (Image via Shutterstock)
GOP’s Doctor Concedes Charlotte-Bound RNC Is a ‘High-Risk Event’

President Trump's RNC is heading for Charlotte with boosted safety measures, but city is home of the highest coronavirus case load in NC.

A Charlotte landlord is suing to shut down a camp of people displaced during the coronavirus pandemic. (Image via Shutterstock)
Charlotte Landlord Sues to Shut Down ‘Tent City’ Camp of Homeless People Displaced by Coronavirus

A Charlotte landlord who owns property near the 'Tent City' camp of people displaced by coronavirus has filed a suit demanding the settlement be torn down.

Governor Roy Cooper listens to Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, during their press briefing on the COVID-19 virus at the Emergency Operations Center on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Raleigh. (Image via NC DPS)
Cooper Shuts Down Late-Night Alcohol Sales. Will It Slow Down the Coronavirus?

North Carolinians will no longer be able to purchase alcohol after 11 pm, after Gov. Cooper issued a new ban meant to slow the coronavirus.

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With Trump Coming to Town for Scaled-Back RNC, Charlotte Might Shut Down Nearby Homeless Encampment

Residents of Charlotte’s "Tent City" homeless encampment might be forced to move when a downsized Republican National Convention comes next month.

Protesters confront Charlotte officers during a demonstration in May. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin).
Two Days After Judge Lifts Pepper Spray Ban, Charlotte Police Deploy It on ‘Defund the Police’ Protesters

Two days after a judge dissolved a restraining order barring Charlotte police from using pepper spray, police used it on “Defund the Police” demonstrators.

Police tape is seen near the scene of a shooting early Monday, June 22, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina, that resulted in four deaths and several more people injuries. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)
Charlotte Police Complain They Have No Witnesses to July Shooting. But Some Black Charlotteans Say They Don’t Trust Police.

How a shooting in Charlotte exposes the deep fissures between Black communities and police over past allegations of police violence.

Business advocates say NC's Black business-owners have been left behind by the federal government's PPP coronavirus relief. (Image via Shutterstock)
Have NC’s Black-Owned Businesses Been Shut Out of Federal Coronavirus Relief?

In North Carolina, small Black-owned businesses have been less likely to receive federal aid to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, business advocates charge.