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 2020-04-09 00:33 

Charlotte Observer

CMS staff who work on-site during COVID-19 closure to receive bonus pay...

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools employees who work essential, onsite jobs during the COVID-19 school closures will receive time-and-a-half pay beginning Monday....

 2020-04-08 22:30 

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Target employee at Midtown store tests positive for COVID-19...

A Charlotte NC Midtown Target employee has tested positive for the coronavirus, the company said. Target said it is cleaning and disinfecting the store, and the employee is at home quarantining....

 2020-04-08 22:23 

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Reflecting on John Prine's passing, and the preciousness of being present at the end...

Courtney Devores remembers legendary folk singer-songwriter John Prine, who died of complications from Covid-19 Tuesday at the age of 73 — the same age her father would have been had he lived as long....

 2020-04-08 22:03 

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Charlotte YMCA furloughs 3,700 employees due to COVID-19 closures...

The YMCA of Greater Charlotte has furloughed 3,700 full-time and part-time employees due to COVID-19 branch and camp closures, the organization said. No layoffs have been announced yet for the nonprofit....

 2020-04-08 21:29 

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Matt Rhule gave us a lot of info on the Panthers' approach to 2020. Let's break it down...

Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule shared the latest on the team's plans heading into the draft, the release of Cam Newton and needs he still sees in the team during his first press conference since the NFL Combine....

 2020-04-08 21:24 

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Civil rights groups sue to force early release of inmates vulnerable to COVID-19...

As coronavirus cases rise in North Carolina prisons, civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit asking the state Supreme Court to immediately release vulnerable inmates....

 2020-04-08 21:24 

Charlotte Observer

Civil rights groups sue to force early release of inmates vulnerable to COVID-19...

As coronavirus cases rise in North Carolina prisons, civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit asking the state Supreme Court to immediately release vulnerable inmates....

 2020-04-08 20:57 

Charlotte Observer

Mecklenburg County duo win Charlotte Observer swimmers of the year awards...

Here is the 2019-20 Charlotte Observer all-star high school swim team...

 2020-04-08 20:54 

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Dell Curry thought he had COVID-19. What that was like, and what Steph needed during pandemic...

Former Charlotte Hornet star Dell Curry would usually be working the team's games as its broadcast analyst this time of year. Instead, like everyone else, his family's life has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-04-08 20:33 

Charlotte Observer

'Gut-wrenching decision' for local medical office layoffs. Hospitals avoid cuts for now...

Some Charlotte medical staff have been temporarily laid off as the coronavirus outbreak changes the medical business. But Charlotte hospitals Atrium and Novant have not had layoffs....

 2020-04-08 20:28 

Charlotte Observer

Meet the man who's keeping NASCAR and live sports on your TV through the pandemic...

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the sports world to a halt, but NASCAR continues to show live virtual races on TV thanks to the iRacing simulation game. Races are broadcast almost every night on FOX and NBC....

 2020-04-08 20:11 

Charlotte Observer

Novant Health patients join second phase of COVID-19 clinic trials...

Novant Health with patients in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Virgina, will be the first site in the southeastern US to initiate Phase 2 clinical trials for COVID-19 for CytoDyn....

 2020-04-08 19:59 

Charlotte Observer

Cop caught on video coughing near residents. Now there's an investigation in Maryland...

A video shows a Baltimore police officer coughing near people at the Perkins public housing complex. More than 100 cops in the Maryland department were in quarantine, and 12 tested positive for COVID-19....

 2020-04-08 19:58 

Charlotte Observer

Former Dayton Flyers guard Jhery Matos commits to Charlotte 49ers...

The replenishment of Charlotte's basketball roster got underway Wednesday when graduate transfer Jhery Matos, a former guard for the Dayton Flyers, committed to the 49ers....

 2020-04-08 19:53 

Charlotte Observer

How local churches, synagogues will worship at this holy time of year despite COVID-19...

Online worship has become the norm as Jews enter the Passover holiday and Christians continue their Holy Week observances that end the day before Easter. Coronavirus crisis means worship halls empty of members....

 2020-04-08 18:59 

Charlotte Observer

Coronavirus outbreak hits Eastern NC prison. 15 state inmates now infected....

A coronavirus outbreak at Neuse Correctional Institution has contributed to a doubling of confirmed cases in North Carolina prisons in recent days. Across the state, 15 NC inmates have now tested positive....

 2020-04-08 16:53 

Charlotte Observer

Dietitian offers nutrition tips for the family during COVID-19 stay-at-home...

Nutrition tips during coronavirus: Shop in two-week segments, which means a lot of canned and frozen food. Stop dieting, but make good choices with junk food. Opportunity to teach your kids to cook....

 2020-04-08 16:20 

Charlotte Observer

CMPD investigating Wednesday morning homicide...

The 41-year-old was found dead with a gunshot wound Wednesday morning. There is an active investigation, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said....

 2020-04-08 16:17 

Charlotte Observer

Miss going to the movies? Check out Charlotte Film Society's new Virtual Screening Room...

Charlotte Film Society's new Virtual Screening Room offers members the chance to view independent films they can't stream elsewhere....

 2020-04-08 16:08 

Charlotte Observer

Iredell County reports first coronavirus-related death; Mecklenburg passes relief package...

Mecklenburg County Commissioners say the stay-at-home order is likely to extend into May. They also passed relief packages for small businesses and limited access to public parks....

 2020-04-08 16:08 

Charlotte Observer

Models show some improvement, Mecklenburg County says, but social distancing still crucial...

Models show social distancing is working in Mecklenburg County, but hospitals are still expected to be overwhelmed in May because of the coronavirus pandemic. The county has also closed its parks to cars....

 2020-04-08 15:50 

Charlotte Observer

Fed relaxing growth cap to let Wells Fargo make more small-business stimulus loans...

The move comes after small businesses who banked with Wells Fargo reported that, because of the structure of the program, they were having difficultly getting the loans at other banks....

 2020-04-08 15:01 

Charlotte Observer

Harris Teeter joins other grocers limiting customers in stores during COVID-19 crisis...

Charlotte area grocer Harris Teeter, based in Matthews and owned by Kroger, to limit how many customers can be in stores at one time to follow social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus crisis....

 2020-04-08 14:15 

Charlotte Observer

Walmart shopper coughs on others and says he has coronavirus, Tennessee official says...

A Tennessee official says a man coughed on people inside a Henry County store and said he had COVID-19. He was arrested and charged with endangerment, disorderly conduct, and violating the terrorism hoax act....

 2020-04-08 13:25 

Charlotte Observer

Wells Fargo small business clients miss out on billions in aid due to scandal punishment...

Billions in loans to small businesses designed to keep businesses above water are off-limits to Wells Fargo customers. The bank has been limited in how many assets it can have by the Fed since 2018....

 2020-04-08 10:30 

Charlotte Observer

All Mecklenburg EMS workers will wear masks on 911 calls, 19 employees are in quarantine...

Mecklenburg EMS or Medic will have all 911 responders wear face masks on medical calls to protect front line workers from coronavirus. Some medic employees are in quarantine due to symptoms....

 2020-04-08 10:05 

Charlotte Observer

Activists press for more affordable housing in massive Ballantyne project...

Advocacy group pushes the city for more affordable housing in the massive Ballantyne corporate park redevelopment in Charlotte NC. The proposal includes affordable housing but not for the poorest residents....

 2020-04-08 10:00 

Charlotte Observer

Police escort helps Easter Bunny follow coronavirus social distancing near Charlotte...

The Easter Bunny is following COVID-19 social distancing recommendations by public health officials on its tour of streets in Cornelius at Lake Norman. Families are invited to step outside their homes and wave....

 2020-04-08 10:00 

Charlotte Observer

Police group: Cops, Charlotte workers deserve hazard pay during coronavirus pandemic...

Essential workers like police officers, paramedics, nurses, fire fighters and more have on the job risks to coronavirus. CMPD police fraternity in Charlotte wants the city to pay $500 exta in hazard pay for law enforcement....

 2020-04-08 08:53 

Charlotte Observer

Male found dead outside home in north Charlotte, CMPD says. He'd been shot....

A male was found dead outside a home in north Charlotte Tuesday and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating it as a homicide. It happened around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Hidden Valley area....

 2020-04-08 03:46 

Charlotte Observer

'Literally devastated': Mecklenburg will launch small business relief amid COVID-19...

Mecklenburg County commissioners in Charlotte North Carolina approve emergency stabilization loan programs for small companies and micro-businesses. A $5 million relief plan will help with rent, payroll and utilities....

 2020-04-07 23:26 

Charlotte Observer

Novant, Atrium now say they need 600-bed field hospital in uptown Charlotte...

Novant Health and Atrium Health ask Mecklenburg County to build a 600 bed field hospital in or near uptown Charlotte. Last week they asked for a 3,000 bed hospital at UNCC but say conditions have changed....

 2020-04-07 21:23 

Charlotte Observer

Union, Mecklenburg County stars dominate All Charlotte-Observer indoor track team...

High school athletes in Mecklenburg and Union County dominate the 2019-20 Charlotte Observer indoor track all-star team made up of CMS, NCISAA, NCHSAA prep athletes...

 2020-04-07 21:22 

Charlotte Observer

Rude people, long lines 'overwhelm' Mecklenburg recycling centers during coronavirus...

Mecklenburg County officials plead with residents to hold off going to county recycling centers because they are overwhelmed with visitors during the COVID-19 government stay at home orders....

 2020-04-07 20:53 

Charlotte Observer

Dale Jr., Jeff Burton and Carl Edwards headline NASCAR's Hall of Fame ballot...

NASCAR announced a list of 15 nominees for the 2021 Hall of Fame class on Tuesday....

 2020-04-07 20:38 

Charlotte Observer

Should COVID change Charlotte's affordable housing strategy? Some on council think so...

Charlotte expected to get $5 million federal stimulus, and housing director targets security deposits and mortgage help. But some council members want rent payment relief, changes in affordable housing policy....

 2020-04-07 19:24 

Charlotte Observer

Charlotte mayor says tourism revenues could help 'devastated' hospitality industry...

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles said the city will put a "heavy emphasis" on helping the hospitality industry with tourism taxes. The industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with restaurants and hotels closed....

 2020-04-07 19:10 

Charlotte Observer

Schools should have closed completely. Teaching online only widens the achievement gap....

Observer readers comment on coronavirus, online schools, achievement gap, online absenteeism, abortion protest arrests, economic shutdown, local bakeries, coronavirus antibodytesty test, Navy captain, and Thomas Modly....

 2020-04-07 18:34 

Charlotte Observer

Is that tree trunk moving? And what's a bagworm anyway?...

Eastern Tent Caterpillar, sometimes called a bagworm, invades trees in the Southeast. Video shows the worms on a tree in Charlotte....

 2020-04-07 16:41 

Charlotte Observer

Mayor announces steps to protect Charlotte sanitation workers from COVID-19...

Charlotte sanitation workers are concerned that reporting for work all together violates recommendations for social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis. Mayor Vi Lyles announced new steps to protect workers....

 2020-04-07 14:48 

Charlotte Observer

Coronavirus update in Mecklenburg: 810 cases, total is only 'a snapshot,' health officials say...

A total of 810 coronavirus cases and 7 deaths reported in Mecklenburg County. The latest data shows more cases in the Charlotte area than anywhere else in North Carolina....

 2020-04-07 14:18 

Charlotte Observer

Explosion at hydrogen fuel plant damages nearby homes in Catawba County...

Explosion at OneH2 hydrogen and gas company in Longview, Catawba County. No injuries but homes damaged nearby, according to fire department. It happened Tuesday morning....

 2020-04-07 13:37 

Charlotte Observer

At 92, beloved Charlotte piano teacher has no plans to slow down, even in a pandemic...

Dzidra Reimanis is 92, and one of the most loved piano music teachers in f Charlotte NC. And with the coronavirus pandemic swirling, she's adding a new skill to her teaching arsenal, Skype....

 2020-04-07 13:12 

Charlotte Observer

Your homemade mask protects everyone else from COVID-19. Does it help you, too?...

Homemade masks are for protecting everyone from the wearer's possible coronavirus, health officials say. They provide protection to everyone if worn correctly, but they are not a substitute for social distancing....

 2020-04-07 12:30 

Charlotte Observer

With tips from Dabo Swinney, Immelman will captain 2021 Presidents Cup team in Charlotte...

Captain Trevor Immelman hopes his international team can turn things around against the United States in the 2021 Presidents Cup at Charlotte's Quail Hollow Club. He'll take coaching advice from Clemson's Dabo Swinney....

 2020-04-07 10:00 

Charlotte Observer

How the Panthers plan to have a successful NFL draft from the comfort of their own homes...

Teams around the league, including the Carolina Panthers have had to move things to phone calls and video chats, including the upcoming NFL draft in less than three weeks. Even scouting is done remotely....

 2020-04-07 09:30 

Charlotte Observer

Own an essential local business open amid coronavirus? We want to help you for free....

The Charlotte Observer is looking to help local businesses deemed essential in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County still open during coronavirus pandemic in North Carolina with free business directory for customers....

 2020-04-07 03:02 

Charlotte Observer

'Take action now': Charlotte leaders push for small business relief amid COVID-19...

The Charlotte City Council held its first virtual meeting of the coronavirus pandemic Monday to discuss support for small businesses, enforcement of the stay-at-home order and the Housing Trust Fund....

 2020-04-07 02:06 

Charlotte Observer

2 Amazon workers at Charlotte area facilities test positive for COVID-19...

One Amazon employee at the Charlotte CLT2 fulfillment center on Old Dowd Road in Charlotte and another worker at the sorting center called CLT5 in Concord have tested positive for the coronavirus....

 2020-04-06 21:55 

Charlotte Observer

Some at Mecklenburg jail may be quarantined after officer tests positive for COVID-19...

A Mecklenburg County Detention Center officer tests positive for coronavirus, officials in Charlotte say. The jail officer reported to work and was screened. Some who had contact may be quarantined, sheriff's office says....

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