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From Brooklyn to Ballantyne: The story behind Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis

Charlotte’s history of affordable housing includes broken promises and empty gestures. Now that the city’s chronic shortage has become a crisis, leaders are responding with unprecedented resources. Will this time be different?

Anyone who’s lived in Charlotte for a minute knows that the Ballantyne area, wealthier than Mecklenburg County as a whole, isn’t the place to find an affordable apartment if you’re a hotel housekeeper, a fry cook, a landscaper — anyone making less than $15 or so an hour.

ECU center hosts ribbon cutting, open house

Carolinas News Notes

East Carolina University (ECU) held a ribbon cutting and open house for the newly named Dr. Jesse R. Peel LGBTQ Center. It became the largest center of its kind in the University of North Carolina system.

Breast cancer walks help raise awareness

Monies raised go toward supporting organizations, research, treatment and care

October across the U.S. is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this time, communities bring out the pink as participants take to the streets to walk or run to bring awareness to the disease that affects primarily women, and more rarely, men too.

Innercise: Emotional Wellness

Health & Wellnes: In My Fillings

I felt something punch me in the chest so hard that I felt the wind knocked out of me. For a few moments I thought it was my ex. They look that similar.

NC DMV rejects, then approves lesbian’s custom license plate

It's not the first time the DMV has rejected inoffensive, LGBTQ-themed license plate messages

The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles denied a lesbian’s custom license plate request before finally relenting and approving it Wednesday. The action is the latest in the state department’s longstanding practice of denying a wide range of LGBTQ-themed custom messages.