People raise their hands in worship during the Saturday evening service at Elevation Blakeney. LOGAN CYRUS (page 1 of 3) S teven Furtick takes the stage his favorite way, striding in a half-stroll, half-hop, not-dance, bellowing out a lyric here and there, eyes pinched shut as the music blasts.
It's time for another radio road trip Along The Great Wagon Road - our series exploring the history of the Charlotte region with Tom Hanchett of the Levine Museum of the New South. Today, our road trip takes us north on I-77 a bit to Huntersville, where an extraordinary piece of American history is hidden in plain sight.
Ms. Writebol, 59, who was discharged from Emory late last month along with Dr. Brantly, made her first public appearance on Wednesday, recounting her experience being evacuated from Liberia and recovering from Ebola. She spoke at a news conference at SIM's headquarters here.
Confessions to a killing.
The core of the case against Floyd Brown is the confession; no physical evidence ties him to the killing. The confession says Brown beat Katherine Lynch because she had no money to give him. Information is based on court documents, testimony and Brown's sister Frances Staton.
10 flaws in the confession
3. Brown helped Lynch to her bathroom after the attack.
Unlikely. T here was no blood in or near Lynch's bathroom.
4. Brown says he is Lynch's cousin.
Not true. Brown and Lynch are not related and had never met. (more)
Union County District Attorney Michael Parker said he will withhold any decisions on allegations of felonies by his former boss until he reviews the case.
T he N.C. State Bar sent a file to Parker T uesday containing evidence it says shows former Union County District Attorney Ken Honeycutt and former prosecutor Scott Brewer committed felony obstruction of justice in a 1996 murder case. T he bar also says the men committed subornation of perjury (pushing another person to lie under oath) in the same case. (more)
Part One: Elevation Church. Elevation Church is one of the fastest-growing churches in the country. 33-year-old Elevation Pastor and Founder Steven Furtick draws about 14,000 members to weekly services at nine church campuses across the Charlotte region, the latest, a Lake Norman campus just launched over the weekend.
Dozens of protesters took their fight for racial equality in policing to the heart of Charlotte's power structure on Monday, demanding the resignations of the mayor, police chief, and lawmakers in the wake of the police slaying of a black man.
A former mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, was sentenced on Tuesday to nearly four years in U.S. prison after admitting to using public positions in the state's largest city for personal financial gain, including taking at least $50,000 in bribes.
In 1937, an unconventional woman moved to Charlotte and began working on her best-selling novel. Eighty years later, it’s hard not to wonder whether she’d be accepted here today.
James Mitchell, who finished second to Mr. Cannon in the Democratic mayoral primary last year, was also nominated. But his nomination was quickly dismissed, disappointing dozens of his supporters carrying signs in the audience. Some Council members said even talking about Mr. Mitchell as a candidate could be too suggestive of turmoil at a time when the city needs unity.
North Carolina law prohibits convicted felons from voting, though citizens can petition to have their voting privileges restored after serving their sentence. Mr. Cannon voted at his local polling place during early voting on Oct. 30. Officials said they did not learn about his vote until receiving phone calls from a reporter, Michael Gordon of The Charlotte Observer.
Nation of Islam minister Louis Farrakhan said Sunday that God's divine plan for the world explains why President-elect Barack Obama won the election and that God will make sure Obama has the vision needed to guide the country through current economic and social woes.
The Charlotte Observer follows Associated Press style, and that style meant the use of the word "retarded" back in 2007. The AP changed their style on this in 2008 and again in 2012. The term is used here to accurately present historic documents. History should be shown as it was, even if ugly; the AP did change and modernize their language, and replaced "retarded"; I personally support inclusive, progressive, and less-pejorative language evolution in general.