Saturday's 22nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, which is produced by the nonprofit Charlotte St. Patrick's Day Parade Foundation and drew large crowds, started at 11 am at N Tryon St. and 9th Street in uptown Charlotte, marched south to 3rd Street, took a left and went down 3rd to Caldwell. Jon Hannan was the grand marshal. He is the former fire chief and Homeland Security Director for the city of Charlotte The adjoining free Charlotte Goes Green festival on S Tryon St. between 3rd Street and Stonewall ran from 10 am - 6 pm. It featured Irish music, dancers, bagpipers, food and children's amusements.
Charlotte-area students, including these at Independence High School, joined thousands across America in walking out of school at 10 a.m. to mourn the victims of the Stoneman Douglas High shooting and demand safer schools.
Immigrant community advocates gather to present an open letter to Mecklenburg County Sheriff Irwin Carmichael demanding an end to the 287g ICE program, which they feel hurts the local immigrant community.
In the coming weeks Alex Marshall, a senior swimmer, has an opportunity to help her team win its fourth straight NCAA Division II Swimming Championship, as well as celebrate two years since her last chemo treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Jason and Ashley Haywood make plans to celebrate their daughter Sadie's second birthday, as well as making plans to deal with her Sanfilippo syndrome, also known as “childhood Alzheimer’s”, including creating a time capsule they hope she can open when she’s 18.