the county news
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 through Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 through Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Profiles in Black History: Malcolm’s Fatal Freudian Slip


Makheru Bradley
Makheru Bradley
Photo by Ron Ross

On February 21, 1965 one of the most tragic events in the history of Afrikan people occurred--the assassination of Omowale Malcolm X Shabazz. On that day 53 years ago, our Esteemed Ancestor, like so many other Afrikan leaders with unlimited potential, was taken out of his development.

No one should be killed for speaking the truth, but speaking the truth about President Kennedy’s assassination gave Malcolm’s enemies the opportunity to silence him permanently. More ↠


Livingstone College Renames Business Department After Bishop Battle


Kimberly Harrington
Kimberly Harrington
Livingstone College

SALISBURY,NC – Livingstone College presented the Order of the Maple and Oak, Livingstone College's highest award, to its chairman of the board at its annual Founder's Day celebration.

Bishop Battle
Bishop Battle
Bishop George E. Battle, Jr., senior bishop of the A.M.E. Zion CHurch, received the award Feb. 8 at Varick Auditorium from Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr., Livingstone College presiden, for being the largest and most generous donor in support of the advancement and financial stability of the institution. More ↠

New DMV Offers Excellent Service and Shorter Waiting Time
DMV Store Front
New DMV Manager, Brian Perkins, stands in front of the Wilkinson Boulevard facility


    CHARLOTTE, NC – Since June 2017, Charlotte’s west-side has experienced a sigh-of-relief when seeking license plates titles and title information, as well as a decreased waiting line. A relief that came with the opening of the DMV License Plate Agency located at 3250-G, Wilkinson Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28208, contracted to Grier-Perkins LLC, where Wanda Perkins is CEO.

    The last contract awarded by the State of North Carolina in 2017, this was slated to be the replacement for Brookshire's title and registration services, however, during the transition some traditional customers drifted to either Huntersville or Independence Boulevard for service.

    Perkins, a native Charlottean, felt it was time to do something different. She saw a need on the west-side to not only offer excellent service, but to provide something more convenient to the community, but more importantly, to offer jobs to area residents. According to Perkins, the year-long process was worth it. More ↠

West Charlotte JROTC Annual Black History Breakfast


CHARLOTTE, NC – Friday, February 9th, 2018, the West Charlotte JROTC hosted their annual Black History Breakfast before a full-house of students, parents, alumni, teachers, administrators, and veterans.

Under the leadership of LTC Darryl A. Owens, Senior Army Instructor (SAI) at West Charlotte, the JROTC incorporated every campus department possible in their program to showcase the outstanding talents of their students. The band played, the choir sang, cosmetology showcased their talents on head forms, literacy was present in poem presentations of Maya Angelou and others, dance choreography was excellent, and topping the chart was the breakfast prepared 100% by culinary students.

From the beginning to the end, students led the way from extending welcoming remarks to sharing the “Black History Story.”

Charlotte Mayor, Vy Liles briefly addressed the group sharing her personal road to success More ↠

Celebrating BHM
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