Man dies following crash on I-485

According to the highway patrol, a Hyundai passenger car was traveling north on the exit ramp when it traveled off of the roadway to the left, struck the ditch, and a tree. Officials say the vehicle continued to travel north, struck a second tree and then caught on fire. …

Black Men Run Charlotte is running to change the visible and invisible trends in Black men’s health one step at a time

Black Men Charlotte has more than 200 members with just under 30 participating every week. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Black Men Run Charlotte started with just four people running on trails and greenways throughout Charlotte. “Every Monday and every Saturday, except for the fourth Saturday of the month,” Black Men Charlotte Founder Gregory Washington said.…

Secondhand smoke and how it relates to COVID-19

Scientists continue to study how the COVID-19 can spread through different avenues. One avenue scientists are studying is smoke. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — We know the coronavirus can spread pretty easily, but scientists continue to study how the virus can spread through different avenues.…

Missing Rock Hill man may be in Charlotte

Carl Cornell, 76, has dementia and was last seen Sunday at his home in Rock Hill, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies think he might have been in the Charlotte area around 8:51 a.m. on Tuesday.  Cornell is 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs roughly 160 pounds, and has gray hair. …

CMS BOE meeting: School leaders discuss staffing, school safety, advanced courses

The board of education also voted to give final approval to the 2021-22 budget during its Tuesday meeting. MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education met Tuesday, discussing several key issues impacting students from staffing to safety.

Teacher shortage

Since the start of January, CMS has averaged 1,000 teacher absences a day, according to the superintendent report.…