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Our People: Tori Wheatley

Tori Wheatley is the eldest of five children, a UNC-Charlotte doctoral student and a self-described Queer “Ratchet” English Teacher. She’s authentic, has a dedicated willingness to relate to her students through an empathetic culturally sensitive lens and she loves hip hop. Originally from Prince George County in Maryland, Wheatley relocated to Charlotte with her parents […]

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Gains on NC test scores could invigorate Renaissance West’s education village

This is the final installment in a three-part series about Renaissance West, an attempt to revitalize a west Charlotte neighborhood through an education village approach. When Dwight Thompson, principal of Renaissance West STEAM Academy, pulled in around 8 a.m. the morning of July 3, two of his second-grade teachers were already headed inside. “We didn’t have to […]

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Canada issues travel advisory to LGBTQ+ travelers visiting US

The Canadian government has updated its U.S. travel advice, warning LGBTQ+ citizens that laws passed in some U.S. states may directly impact them while visiting. The update, posted August 29 under the “Laws and culture” section of Global Affairs Canada’s United States travel advice, reads as follows: “Some states have enacted laws and policies that […]

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Here’s how Charlotte’s Renaissance West project has evolved

1970 2007 2009 2010 2012 2013 2014 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 This story was produced by WFAE with support from the Charlotte Journalism Collaborative. WFAE and Qnotes are part of the Charlotte Journalism Collaborative (CJC), launched by the Solutions Journalism Network with funding from the Knight Foundation. The CJC strengthens the local news […]

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A new COVID variant has arrived, Charlotte hospitalizations on the rise

COVID-19 hospitalizations are rising in Mecklenburg County, but new boosters could soon be available to protect against the latest variant. EG.5, also referred to as “Eris,” is the newest omicron subvariant rapidly spreading nationwide, according to the World Health Organization. Symptoms of EG.5 are similar to those caused by previous variants and include fatigue, sore […]

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