Nick Cropper

Nick Cropper is the News Editor for the Niner Times. Currently, he is a senior pursuing a major in PR and a minor in journalism. Although he has lived in Charlotte for close to four years now, he is originally from Maryland. Contact him at news@ninertimes.com for questions or if you want to pitch a potential story.

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Police officer responsible for shooting Keith Lamont Scott not charged, peaceful protests ensue

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Police officer responsible for shooting Keith Lamont Scott not charged, peaceful protests ensue

Demonstrators took to the streets of Uptown Charlotte once again Wednesday night after the news that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police (CMPD) Officer Brentley Vinson would not be charged for the shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. Scott was shot and killed Sept. 20. According to the officers involved in the shooting, when they arrived on scene, Scott […]

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Campus Safety Walk reveals safety hazards

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Campus Safety Walk reveals safety hazards

The members behind the annual Campus Safety Initiative has completed their report of potential safety hazards on campus after the Campus Safety Walk that occurred Nov. 10. During these walks, volunteers, along with Campus Police, patrol areas of campus and report any incidents of what they deem to be unsafe or make recommendations on how […]

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Cato college of education named after alumnus

| November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
Cato college of education named after alumnus

The Cato College of Education is the third building on UNC Charlotte’s campus to be named thanks to a donation made by the Cato Corporation, led by John Cato who is a alumnus from the class of 1973. “The UNC Charlotte college of education has a rich past and it now looks forward to an […]

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The mystery of the missing tickets

| November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
The mystery of the missing tickets

Two years ago, the Student Government Association proposed a bill that would deal with the issue of low attendance at home football games for the 2015 season. That bill would effectively cut the amount of seats reserved for students in half, reducing it from 8,000 to the current number of 4,500 and giving those seats […]

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Clinton pushes early voting for UNC Charlotte

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
Clinton pushes early voting for UNC Charlotte

Thousands of students and North Carolina residents gathered for a rally in the Belk Plaza to see Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, where she urged attendants to vote early late Sunday afternoon. Before speaking about her many plans as president, Clinton first took aim at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, mentioning in their third and final […]

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Buddy Walk prepares for third year at UNC Charlotte

| October 17, 2016 | 2 Comments
Buddy Walk prepares for third year at UNC Charlotte

The 1-mile fun run/walk known as the Buddy Walk is set to return to UNC Charlotte Oct. 22. Having been held in the Jerry Richardson Stadium for the past two years, the annual Buddy Walk, put on by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte (DSAGC), will return to the football stadium for it’s third […]

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Time capsule to capture culture of UNC Charlotte

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Time capsule to capture culture of UNC Charlotte

To kick of UNC Charlotte’s week long celebration of it’s 70 year as an institution, University officials unveiled their time capsule project Sept. 20 at the Belk Plaza. The time capsule will be placed in the ground once renovations for the Belk Plaza begin and it will be unearthed in 2046, during the University’s centennial […]

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Students gather at Student Union in wake of protests, riots

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Students gather at Student Union in wake of protests, riots

At noon today and again at 2:30 p.m. students dressed in black clothing gathered outside and inside the Student Union in protest of the fatal shooting of Keith Scott, a 43-year-old African American who was killed by police just miles from campus. The student organization JM Mentoring & Associates began organizing the event soon after the news […]

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Protests erupt after police officers fatally shoots black man

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Protests erupt after police officers fatally shoots black man

Update 6:06 p.m.: Businesses in Uptown, Charlotte are being encouraged to close early and residents are being advised to lock their doors, city officials warn. Protests are rumored to start in Uptown tonight. Update 3:45 p.m.: Scott was an alumni of North Carolina A&T State University. Protests erupt around campus as the aftermath of fatal shooting […]

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UNC Charlotte welcomes class of 2020

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte welcomes class of 2020

Photos by Chris Crews The Halton Arena in the Student Activity Center was crowded with thousands of new students as UNC Charlotte faculty, alumni and  student government officials welcomed them to the University Aug. 22. Beginning at 11 a.m., the roughly hour-long ceremony hosted a series of speakers who spoke about different aspects of UNC Charlotte’s […]

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Crime Blotter: June 28- July 2

| July 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Crime Blotter: June 28- July 2

The following reflects arrests, calls for service and incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police and Public Safety Department. Incident dates run from June 28- July 2. For more information on Mecklenburg County arrests, visit the Mecklenburg County Arrest Inquiry. Accident June 28 Burson Building, driver of vehicle one struck a metal stanchion while […]

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UNC Charlotte launches Light Rail website

| July 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte launches Light Rail website

UNC Charlotte has launched a new website in an effort to keep students more informed on the construction of the Light Rail on campus. The website can be found at: lightrail.uncc.edu. The website was launched to give students a single source to access any information related to the construction of the Light Rail. At the website, students […]

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Crime Blotter: June 15-18

| June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Crime Blotter: June 15-18

The following reflects arrests, calls for service and incidents responded to by the UNC Charlotte campus Police and Public Safety Department. Incident dates run from June 15-18. For more information on Mecklenburg County arrests, visit the Mecklenburg County Arrest Inquiry. Accident June 15 PVA Receiving and Storage, victim reported that on June 10, they discovered damage […]

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New partnership designed to aid struggling Charlotte-Mecklenburg students

| June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
New partnership designed to aid struggling Charlotte-Mecklenburg students

The Colleges of Education and Health and Human Services have formed a partnership with the Aldersgate Retirement Community and the Johnston YMCA to form a summer reading program dedicated to raising reading levels for incoming second and third graders. The 4 week reading intensive teaching program designed to assist 30-40 second and third graders, is […]

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