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Past articles by Glenn:

Local businesses eager to get federal assistance after changes made to PPP

President Joe Biden announced changes Monday to target more federal pandemic assistance to the nation’s smallest businesses and ventures owned by women and people of color. → Read More

Proposed bill would cut funding to cities in NC that ‘defund’ police

There’s a new push in North Carolina to punish cities that decide to defund their police departments. → Read More

Professor discusses effectiveness of antiviral against COVID-19

There is nothing that people can take at home to ward off COVID-19 even with vaccines and therapeutics available as tools to fight off the virus. → Read More

Nonprofits want to improve vaccination rate for Hispanic community

North Carolina leaders said they are determined to get the COVID-19 vaccine distributed fairly, but there are groups in the community that are getting left behind. → Read More

Help on the way for immigrant communities left behind in pandemic

Immigrant communities have been some of the hardest hit by the pandemic and many have a difficult decision to make; fear of getting the coronavirus and losing their jobs. → Read More

US may require negative COVID-19 test before boarding domestic flights

The Biden administration is “actively looking” at requiring COVID-19 tests before domestic flights, a senior Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official said. → Read More

Longtime east Charlotte bar gets backlash for serving ‘Proud Boys’

Steamers Sports Bar, a longtime running east Charlotte restaurant, has gotten backlash for serving members of the Proud Boys, an extremist group. → Read More

Study: Life expectancy in African Americans decreased due to pandemic

Life expectancy among African Americans is going down because of the pandemic. → Read More

Here’s how local faith leaders are addressing COVID-19 vaccine with community

Experts say the black church has a major role in helping the African American community overcome the idea that vaccines aren’t safe. → Read More

Many South Carolina healthcare workers opting out of getting COVID-19 vaccine

Officials are fighting pushback from the very people who see the coronavirus up close everyday. Channel 9 learned that many healthcare workers in South Carolina are opting out of getting the vaccine. → Read More

SC governor, state at odds over vaccination distribution

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is criticizing health officials about how the state is distributing COVID-19 vaccines. → Read More

Black doctor to get COVID-19 vaccine hopes to set an example for community

A survey from September indicated that Black Americans were the most hesitant ethnic group to get a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. → Read More

Local businesses in need of more federal relief money

Many local businesses are losing hope as the pandemic rages on. → Read More

Proposal to allow NC restaurants, bars to sell takeout alcohol to go could be reintroduced

COVID-19 has been very tough of bars and restaurants, but a lot of states have thrown those businesses a lifeline specifically tailored to help them get through the pandemic. → Read More

SC teachers who didn’t work during pandemic could have license suspended

A lot of teachers decided to sit this year out because of COVID-19. It’s not a free pass though, South Carolina school districts can punish any teacher who goes that route by asking that their license be suspended for a year. → Read More

Program provides outreach for African Americans who don’t trust vaccines

Studies show that minorities, who have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus, have a long history of mistrust when it comes to vaccines. → Read More

Lawsuit wants city, county to do something about tent city near uptown

CHARLOTTE — A property owner is suing the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County over tent cities that have popped up since the beginning of the pandemic. The suit claims there is not enough being done to help residents who are being affected. “Well, they have done almost nothing up till now,” said Ed Hinson, an attorney who represents the family that owns a vacant lot on North Tryon Street… → Read More

Cabarrus County superintendent to recommend district move to plan C

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. — The superintendent of Cabarrus County Schools will recommend moving back to plan C learning as a result of an increase in community spread of COVID-19, the school board chair said Tuesday. They are holding a special meeting Tuesday night to discuss it. The Cabarrus Health Alliance also made the recommendation to the board to move to plan C. School officials will discuss… → Read More

VIDEO: Patrons pack into crowded South End restaurant without social distancing, masks

Several videos were posted on social media over the weekend at Nikko Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar in South End that showed a large crowd with very little social distancing and few masks. → Read More

Lack of social distancing at Charlotte airport raises concerns

Several passengers posted pictures on Twitter showing hundreds of people crowding in one area waiting to catch to their flights. Many were also not wearing masks. → Read More