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Here are The Observer’s favorite photos from June

By meerna Jul11,2024
Here are The Observer’s favorite photos from June

Every day, visual journalists bear witness to the people in our communities and their stories—the energy of high school sports, compelling news events, insights into iconic businesses and the arts, or simply a portrait of an individual for a story.

Some images are pleasant, others are painful and heartbreaking.

Our mission is to document events in a reliable, honest and empathetic manner.

Toni Tupponce and A Sign of the Times perform at the West Boulevard Library in Charlotte on Friday, June 7, 2024. Tupponce is the lead vocalist and program director, and her husband, Tyrone Jefferson, is the trombonist. The couple leads the band as well as a musical organization dedicated to improving the community through cultural productions and educational programs that positively reflect African American heritage.Toni Tupponce and A Sign of the Times perform at the West Boulevard Library in Charlotte on Friday, June 7, 2024. Tupponce is the lead vocalist and program director, and her husband, Tyrone Jefferson, is the trombonist. The couple leads the band as well as a musical organization dedicated to improving the community through cultural productions and educational programs that positively reflect African American heritage.

The Charlotte City Council votes to spend $650 million in taxpayer money to renovate Bank of America Stadium, home to the Panthers and Charlotte FC, on Monday, June 24, 2024.The Charlotte City Council votes to spend $650 million in taxpayer money to renovate Bank of America Stadium, home to the Panthers and Charlotte FC, on Monday, June 24, 2024.

The Charlotte City Council votes to spend $650 million in taxpayer money to renovate Bank of America Stadium, home to the Panthers and Charlotte FC, on Monday, June 24, 2024.

Tyler Glover of Ardrey Kell was named The Charlotte Observer's Girls' Female Athlete of the Year and will attend Harvard.Tyler Glover of Ardrey Kell was named The Charlotte Observer's Girls' Female Athlete of the Year and will attend Harvard.

Tyler Glover of Ardrey Kell was named The Charlotte Observer’s Girls’ Female Athlete of the Year and will attend Harvard.

A rearview camera image appears in the rearview mirror above the driver of an electric school bus Thursday, June 6, 2024. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2023 Clean School Bus Program helps fund school districts in nearly every state to replace diesel-powered school buses that have been linked to asthma and other health conditions that harm students and surrounding communities.A rearview camera image appears in the rearview mirror above the driver of an electric school bus Thursday, June 6, 2024. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2023 Clean School Bus Program helps fund school districts in nearly every state to replace diesel-powered school buses that have been linked to asthma and other health conditions that harm students and surrounding communities.

Former Appalachian State University head football coach Jerry Moore continues to reside in Boone, N.C. after retiring from college. Moore led the Mountaineers to three consecutive NCAA Division I FCS/I-AA championships from 1989-2012. Moore was the head coach when the Mountaineers defeated the Michigan Wolverines in 2007, the program's biggest win.Former Appalachian State University head football coach Jerry Moore continues to reside in Boone, N.C. after retiring from college. Moore led the Mountaineers to three consecutive NCAA Division I FCS/I-AA championships from 1989-2012. Moore was the head coach when the Mountaineers defeated the Michigan Wolverines in 2007, the program's biggest win.

Vice President Kamala Harris gets a hug from actor Michael Ealy after speaking at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, as part of a nationwide tour on economic opportunity, Wednesday, June 12, 2024.Vice President Kamala Harris gets a hug from actor Michael Ealy after speaking at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, as part of a nationwide tour on economic opportunity, Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

Vice President Kamala Harris gets a hug from actor Michael Ealy after speaking at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, as part of a nationwide tour on economic opportunity, Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

Katie Hopkins, a somatic bodywork and movement specialist at Align & Spiral, dissects a cadaver during the Dissection Club at Experience Anatomy in Charlotte. Experience Anatomy brings the science of the human body to Charlotte through cadaver dissection workshops.Katie Hopkins, a somatic bodywork and movement specialist at Align & Spiral, dissects a cadaver during the Dissection Club at Experience Anatomy in Charlotte. Experience Anatomy brings the science of the human body to Charlotte through cadaver dissection workshops.

Katie Hopkins, a somatic bodywork and movement specialist at Align & Spiral, dissects a cadaver during the Dissection Club at Experience Anatomy in Charlotte. Experience Anatomy brings the science of the human body to Charlotte through cadaver dissection workshops.

Tristan Knowles of Team Australia falls to the ground while entering the wheelchair of Brian Bell of Team USA during a Paralympic wheelchair basketball exhibition game June 6, 2024, at Queens University Sports Hall.Tristan Knowles of Team Australia falls to the ground while entering the wheelchair of Brian Bell of Team USA during a Paralympic wheelchair basketball exhibition game June 6, 2024, at Queens University Sports Hall.

Tristan Knowles of Team Australia falls to the ground while entering the wheelchair of Brian Bell of Team USA during a Paralympic wheelchair basketball exhibition game June 6, 2024, at Queens University Sports Hall.

The newly renovated floors 46-48 of the Wells Fargo building in uptown Charlotte following a $500 million renovation investment, June 12, 2024.The newly renovated floors 46-48 of the Wells Fargo building in uptown Charlotte following a $500 million renovation investment, June 12, 2024.

The newly renovated floors 46-48 of the Wells Fargo Building in uptown Charlotte following a $500 million renovation investment, June 12, 2024.

A West Charlotte High School graduate hugs after her graduation ceremony at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte Monday, June 10, 2024.A West Charlotte High School graduate hugs after her graduation ceremony at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte Monday, June 10, 2024.

A West Charlotte High School graduate hugs after her graduation ceremony at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte Monday, June 10, 2024.

The Charlotte Hornets introduced their new head coach Charles Lee and Jeff Peterson, executive vice president of basketball operations, during a press conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, Tuesday, June 25, 2024.The Charlotte Hornets introduced their new head coach Charles Lee and Jeff Peterson, executive vice president of basketball operations, during a press conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, Tuesday, June 25, 2024.

The Charlotte Hornets introduced their new head coach Charles Lee and Jeff Peterson, executive vice president of basketball operations, during a press conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, Tuesday, June 25, 2024.

Donald Trump Jr. poses for photos Friday morning in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, where he attended a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $700 million casino to be built by the Catawba Nation.Donald Trump Jr. poses for photos Friday morning in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, where he attended a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $700 million casino to be built by the Catawba Nation.

Donald Trump Jr. poses for photos Friday morning in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, where he attended a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $700 million casino to be built by the Catawba Nation.

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