Tasnim Shamma http://wfae.org en CMPD Considers Renewing Gang Injunction In Hidden Valley http://wfae.org/post/cmpd-considers-renewing-gang-injunction-hidden-valley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last summer,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wfae.org/post/court-rules-hidden-valley-kings-gang-members-cant-mingle" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;" target="_blank">a judge issued an injunction</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">against the Hidden Valley Kings in north Charlotte.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That made Mecklenburg the first county in the state to implement&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2011/Bills/House/HTML/H673v5.html" target="_blank">a new law&nbsp;</a>that allows judges to order suspected gang members not to associate with each other in public, possess a gun or be near anyone carrying drugs or firearms.</span></p><p>Charlotte Mecklenburg police say the injunction has reduced crime in Hidden Valley and it will soon expire. But, they're not sure if they're going to ask for an extension.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:24:00 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 55309 at http://wfae.org CMPD Considers Renewing Gang Injunction In Hidden Valley On Q Performing Arts Receives Grant That Will Double Its Budget http://wfae.org/post/q-performing-arts-receives-grant-will-double-its-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte's only African-American theater company, On Q, has received a $105,000 grant f</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">rom the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">that will more than double its budget.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:23:58 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 55150 at http://wfae.org Panthers’ Hardy Guilty Of Assault http://wfae.org/post/panthers-hardy-guilty-assault <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tuesday night, Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was found guilty of misdemeanor assault and communicating threats to an ex-girlfriend in May.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hardy was sentenced to 18 months of supervised probation and 60 days of jail time if he violated probation. But a district judge stayed his sentence while Hardy appeals his conviction.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Twelve witnesses took the stand during a trial that lasted ten hours and wrapped up around 9 o'clock.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:28:24 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 55001 at http://wfae.org Panthers’ Hardy Guilty Of Assault Teaching Farmers How To Farm In Concord http://wfae.org/post/teaching-farmers-how-farm-concord <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Say you want to become a farmer. If you didn't grow up on a farm, where do you start? In </span>Cabarrus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County, you can go to farm school.</span></p><p>The <a href="http://lomaxfarm.org/" target="_blank">Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm</a> was launched in 2009 to give first-generation farmers an opportunity to learn the trade.</p><p>And earlier this month, it was the subject of a funding controversy that led to the organic farm being shut down for a week in the middle of the growing season.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:34:05 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 54840 at http://wfae.org Teaching Farmers How To Farm In Concord Man Shot By Stray Bullet On July 4 Is In Fair Condition http://wfae.org/post/man-shot-stray-bullet-july-4-fair-condition <p>The family of Brandon Yam, the man who was shot in the head by a stray bullet on the Fourth of July, says he may be released from the hospital this week.</p><p>Family members are asking for any information that will help them identify the kind of bullet that struck him.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:29:35 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 54495 at http://wfae.org Man Shot By Stray Bullet On July 4 Is In Fair Condition Salisbury City Manager Booted After Closed Session http://wfae.org/post/salisbury-city-manager-booted-after-closed-session <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city of Salisbury now has an interim city manager. That's because two weeks ago, city council members effectively fired former city manager Doug Paris.</span></p><p>The city's communications director resigned the next day.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:42:23 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 54068 at http://wfae.org Salisbury City Manager Booted After Closed Session Hip-Hop Church Targets Young Crowd With Gospel Beats http://wfae.org/post/hip-hop-church-targets-young-crowd-gospel-beats <p>It's fair to say that – at least in Charlotte – it's not news when a church opens.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But a new church in&nbsp;</span>Huntersville<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is doing something different to get young people in the door. It's using hip-hop to deliver its message.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:24:56 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 53771 at http://wfae.org Hip-Hop Church Targets Young Crowd With Gospel Beats Study Shows I-77 Toll Lane Trip Could Top Out At $11 http://wfae.org/post/study-shows-i-77-toll-lane-trip-could-top-out-11 <p>A 2012 study indicates a trip&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">between uptown Charlotte and Mooresville on an express toll lane could cost between $9 to $11 during rush hour. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:07:55 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 53492 at http://wfae.org Study Shows I-77 Toll Lane Trip Could Top Out At $11 Carolina Actors Studio Theatre Will Close This Month http://wfae.org/post/carolina-actors-studio-theatre-will-close-month <p>After more than two decades in Charlotte, the Carolina Actors Studio Theatre is shutting down because of declining ticket sales and continuing financial challenges.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:02:09 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 53278 at http://wfae.org Carolina Actors Studio Theatre Will Close This Month Juneteenth Festival Focuses On Celebration, Education http://wfae.org/post/juneteenth-festival-focuses-celebration-education <p>Thousands gathered at Independence Park in Charlotte this weekend to celebrate Juneteenth. That's short for June 19th. The date back in 1865, it's believed, that the last remaining black slaves learned that they were free.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:13:16 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 52985 at http://wfae.org Juneteenth Festival Focuses On Celebration, Education