crime

12 students charged after 'senior prank' at Lincoln County high school

Eight of the students arrested were charged as adults. LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. — A dozen students are facing criminal charges after a senior prank at a high school after officials say they vandalized the campus. The incident happened at North Lincoln High School in the late evening hours of Monday, May 22, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.…
Entertainment

Carolina's Greek Picnic makes its debut in the Queen City this weekend

The founder hopes to shine a spotlight on the Carolinas rich history and highlight the significance of NPHC organizations and HBCUs. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Making its debut in the Queen City, Carolina’s Greek Picnic marks an exciting first for the community, bringing together the National Pan Hellenic Council and historically black college and university communities in a memorable experience.  …
features

Dragon helps put out fire: Charlotte Knights mascot seen helping put out uptown Charlotte fire

This time, the dragon helped extinguish a fire. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Knights mascot Homer the Dragon flipped the script Tuesday: he helped put out a fire.  When a small brush fire broke out in a flower bed near Truist Field and Romare Bearden Park, the Charlotte Fire Department said, “Homer was in the neighborhood and assisted Charlotte Fire Engine 4 with putting the fire out.”…
gastonia

Gaston County leaders confront homelessness crisis

Gaston County Commissioners voted Tuesday to create an intergovernmental agency task force on homelessness. GASTONIA, N.C. — Gaston County commissioners met Tuesday and voted unanimously to create a homelessness task force. The task force will review how many people are homeless, what barriers people face seeking help, and review potential solutions.…