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On Saturday, Feb. 4, CATS bus drivers overwhelmingly voted 204-11 in favor of an improved contract. The new improvements include significant wage increases, double-time for holidays, pension increase, raised night-time pay and the additional holiday of Juneteenth. These improvements averted the potential bus driver strike, which would have …

University City will welcome a new library in spring 2025. Residents can expect a 35,000-square-foot two-story building including rooms for youth programs, studying and meetings, a pre-teen and teen area, drive-through returns and other services.

The Charlotte Recovery Program (CRP) assists students battling a drug or alcohol addiction.The CRP offers access to Recovery Informed Therapy, which offers ways for students to get involved with leadership opportunities, scholarships, recovery-related trips and social gatherings.

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Dozens peacefully marched through Uptown Charlotte on Jan. 28, protesting police brutality following the death of Tyre Nichols. The protest came a day after the release of the bodycam footage of Tyre Nichols' arrest on Jan. 7. Memphis Police (MPD) pulled Nichols over for an alleged traffic violation after taking pictures of a sunset in Memp…

UNC Charlotte's Leadership & Community Engagement partners with the Levine Scholars to host "MLK Day of Service" on Saturday, Jan. 28, at local non-profits.  These non-profits include Jamil Niner Student Pantry, the Carolina Raptor Center, Crisis Assistance Ministry, Second Harvest Food Bank, Loaves & Fishes, Classroom Central Inc. …

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The World Cube Association (WCA) held a speedcubing competition in the Popp Martin Student Union on Jan. 15. The Niner Nation Open 2023 competition was open to any competitors who registered between the dates of Nov. 15-17, 2022. The competition had five cube events: the 3x3x3 cube, the 2x2x2, the 4x4x4, the Clock cube and the Square-1 cubes. 

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UNC Charlotte students volunteered with Charlotte Mecklenburg Storm Water Services on Jan. 14 to manage a floodplain in Huntersville, N.C. The event lasted from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.In this particular floodplain located in a local neighborhood, there were 1500 trees that the volunteers needed to tend to, most having been planted in 2014. 

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On Jan. 7, Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) bus drivers voted to go on strike. However, the strike will not occur until at least 30 days after the union’s notice. This means strikes could begin as soon as Feb. 6.

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CW: This article mentions suicide.The Charlotte Mecklenburg police department (CMPD) found fourth-year Patrick Harding dead on Dec. 26, 2022, at approximately 4 a.m. in his apartment off campus. Harding was studying political science at UNC Charlotte. The death was determined by the CMPD to be a suicide, according to the CMPD-released incid…

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Parking and Transportation Services (PaTS) is launching a new shuttle for students to reach the Charlotte Amtrak station and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport this holiday season.The shuttle is free for all UNC Charlotte students.Students can leave for Thanksgiving break from Nov. 21-23 and return from Nov. 27-28. The shuttle will…

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Note: This information was last updated on Nov. 9 at 10:20 a.m. All precincts are reported.The North Carolina State Board of Elections website provides the Mecklenburg county and North Carolina unofficial general election results: For North Carolina U.S. Senate seat predicted Ted Budd, for District 12 Mecklenburg County: House of Representa…

The Susan G. Komen organization will host a MORE THAN PINK WALK to help raise funds to support cancer patients on Oct. 8 on Mint Street. The event schedule is as follows: the on-site registration opens at 7 a.m., the opening ceremony and Parade of Hope start at 8:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 9 a.m. 

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UNC Charlotte has implemented prevention methods to battle the monkeypox virus outbreak in the United States. There have been no confirmed monkeypox cases on the UNC Charlotte campus. However, in Mecklenburg County, there are 174 monkeypox cases confirmed as of Sept. 15, 2022, making it the most infected county in North Carolina. 

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The Concord police confirmed that two men were arrested and one man shot during a chase inside the Concord Mills Mall on Wednesday, Aug. 31. The man who was shot was in critical condition at the Atrium Maine Medical Center. It was confirmed on Sept. 6 that the man shot died.

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UNC Charlotte's e-scooter and bikes are back for use under the new LEAP Mobility program. Following the switch to LEAP Mobility from Gotcha Powered by BOLT, students must download the LEAP Mobility application on mobile devices. 

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A Niner Notice released Feb. 17, 2022, announces new COVID-19 protocols after Mecklenburg county lifted the county’s indoor mask mandate beginning Feb. 26. This is a result of downward positivity rates of COVID.

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In recent months, UNC Charlotte has aimed to create a uniting media campaign that will focus on encouraging students to have strong “Niner Pride” as well as creating an appreciation for the Charlotte community. “We Are All Niners” was initiated in the fall of 2018. This dialogue is meant to invoke a sense of unity

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On Sept. 1 just after 7 a.m, a Charlotte man was stabbed with a knife multiple times at a local IHOP just minutes from UNC Charlotte. The man suffered “serious injuries” according to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Officers who described the event. During the attack, the suspect stole the $80 cash from the victim and

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It is not abnormal for a student at UNC Charlotte to work full-time while pursuing their Bachelor’s degree. As a bartender who works night shifts, senior Gabe Cartagena is familiar with that struggle. What’s far less common — and in fact, unprecedented — is launching your own campaign for city council at the same time.

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Selma Hortense Burke (December 31, 1900 – August 29, 1995) was an American sculptor and a member of the Harlem Renaissance movement. Burke is best known for a bas relief portrait of President Franklin D. Roosevelt which inspired the profile found on the obverse of the dime. She described herself as "a people's sculptor" and created many pie…

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has confirmed to the Niner Times that one individual was shot in an apparent drive-by shooting in front of the UNC Charlotte Center City building on January 31. CMPD also confirmed that multiple bullets hit the building, breaking windows but not injuring anyone inside. Just after 9:30 this morning…

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The Young Americans For Liberty hosted Councilman Braxton Winston here at UNC Charlotte on Jan. 16. The student organization strives to advance liberty on campus and in American electoral politics. This libertarian group’s four-step mission is to identify, educate, train and mobilize youth activists. During the event, Winston spoke about hi…

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As UNC Charlotte has grown, so has its economic impact on the University City region. A number of new commercial developments are coming to the area to meet the demand of the area’s ever-growing population. Top Golf, a global sports entertainment community, submitted a petition to the Charlotte City Council for a new 13.2 acre

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As the spring semester begins, hundreds of new freshmen and transfer students are joining UNC Charlotte. These new students are challenged to find housing, both on and off campus. UNC Charlotte has 22 active on-campus residence halls ranging from traditional towers, suite-style and apartment-style rooms scattered across campus. Combined, th…

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Gray’s College Bookstore, which has been providing UNC Charlotte students with everything from textbooks to T-shirts, announced Tuesday they will be closing their doors Feb. 28, after 23 years in the University City community. The closing of the UNC Charlotte location leaves the Gray’s chain with one remaining store in Louisville, Kentucky.…