Alvin C. Jacobs at the entrance of his exhibit at the Harvey B. Gantt Center in uptown Charlotte.
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Alvin Jacobs Puts A Spotlight On Brookhill Village

A new exhibit opened up this month at the Harvey B. Gantt Center in Charlotte that examines a small neighborhood south of uptown and the people that live there. Brookhill Village is not wealthy like Myers Park. It’s not booming like South End. Many of its residents are poor and African-American, and are making a home in the hundred-or-so deteriorating dwellings that make up the neighborhood. Many of those homes are in the process of being demolished by developers.

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SPRING LAKE, N.C. — When the floodwaters from Florence receded, half the Starlite Motel was gone. A ragged lip of concrete edged parking spaces with no corresponding rooms, just a void of standing water and debris.

Alvin C. Jacobs at the entrance of his exhibit at the Harvey B. Gantt Center in uptown Charlotte.
Nick de la Canal / WFAE

A new exhibit opened up this month at the Harvey B. Gantt Center in Charlotte that examines a small neighborhood south of uptown and the people that live there. Brookhill Village is not wealthy like Myers Park. It’s not booming like South End. Many of its residents are poor and African-American, and are making a home in the hundred-or-so deteriorating dwellings that make up the neighborhood. Many of those homes are in the process of being demolished by developers.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper address the public after last night's rescue operation in Bladen County.
UNC-TV

North Carolina's National Guard and the United States Coast Guard conducted a rescue operation last night in Bladen County for more than 100 people and 33 animals that were stranded after the Cape Fear River flooded a small town. 

Nkieru Okoye composed "Charlotte Mecklenburg" for the Charlotte Symphony.
The Charlotte Symphony

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra launches its season tonight with famed violinist Joshua Bell playing Braham’s Violin Concerto. But before that, there will be a piece that has never been performed for an audience.

The Conversation: Six Facts On Sexual Assault Among Adolescents

Sep 21, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford’s account of allegedly being sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when they were teenagers is provoking both informed and uninformed comment from politicians. Still more private conversations about the subject are happening in homes and offices around the country.

Friday, September 21st 2018

On the next Local News Roundup-  A look at the recovery operations underway in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.  The long-time Dollar Tree headquarters is set to close.  900 jobs lost. The 2nd anniversary of the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and the protests that followed. And Wells Fargo plans to slash thousands of jobs. 

Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers and their new owner David Tepper are donating close to $1.5 million to aid Hurricane Florence disaster relief efforts.

David Boraks / WFAE

Thursday marks the second anniversary of protests that exploded around Charlotte for days, following the fatal police shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. Police say Scott was smoking marijuana in an apartment parking lot and had a gun. His family, including his wife who witnessed his shooting, contends he was waiting for his son and not a threat to police. They are suing the city and the officer, Brentley Vinson.

Alex Olgin / WFAE News

The Red Cross is asking for people to donate blood after the organization had to cancel hundreds of blood drives in the southeast because of Hurricane Florence. The organization needs constant donations to keep its supply of blood strong.  

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster gives an update on flooding from Florence Sept. 18.
SCETV

South Carolina’s estimated financial losses from Florence are at more than $1.2 billion, according to Gov. Henry McMaster.

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