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By Chuck McShaneBy Chuck McShane

Charlotteans Recount 'The Miracle on the Hudson'

Our strongest connection with New York was once our shared pain from the banking collapse. But on a cold afternoon in January 2009, an airplane that took off from LaGuardia hit a flock of geese, and landed in the Hudson River
January 2019

The Story of Charlotte: Parts 1-12

November 2017

How Charlotte Got Liquored Up

Thirty-five years ago, after multiple votes, it finally became possible to order a mixed drink in a Charlotte restaurant. Here’s the story of the backroom deals that made it happen
October 2017

Around Towns: Rock Hill

Just over the state line is a place where bicycles will buzz by you, discs will fly above you, and the markets will feed you. But if you look more closely at Rock Hill’s past, you’ll also find textile mills that once grew the place, the story of the man who invented the Rice Krispies characters, and one of the most compelling acts of courage from the civil rights movement
October 2015

Charlotte vs. Raleigh: People & History

August 2015

Visions of the New South: Q&A With David Goldfield

April 2015

Around Towns: Davidson

A Main Street Town and a College Town Walk Into a Soda Shop…
October 2014

The Knights Come Home

After 10 years of court cases, after a series of complicated land swaps, after two decades floundering away as the South Carolina baseball team with the Charlotte name, the Knights are home. And the pressure is on to make it all worthwhile
April 2014

Our Roads, Our Story: Wilkinson Boulevard

February 2014

Great Minds: UNCC and Winthrop University Professors Shine

2013 was a productive year for local scholars. Charlotte-area professors helped solve historical mysteries about slavery and life in ancient Jerusalem. Here’s a look at what they found and what they’re still hoping to uncover
January 2014