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As Violent Crime Rises in Charlotte, Explanations Stay In the Shadows

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney, discussing a sharp rise in violent crime this year with reporters Thursday, took aim at Mecklenburg County’s reformed system of pre-trial detention.
June 2019

A Savior For the Excelsior Club?

The venerable but decaying Excelsior Club, a mainstay of Charlotte’s black community since 1944, is under contract with a buyer, says the real estate broker negotiating a potential sale.
June 2019

Get to Know Ivo Sandrea, the Ballantyne Hotel’s New Executive Chef

The Ballantyne Hotel has hired Chef Ivo Sandrea to head up the resort’s food and beverage team. Sandrea will oversee the menu at Gallery, its signature restaurant.
June 2019

Meet the Mint Hill Artist Who's Drawn Dennis the Menace for 25 Years

Marcus Hamilton’s comic strips have told the story of an ageless troublemaker
June 2019

Reality Shows Filmed in Charlotte Spotlight Marriage

Get to know families behind To Have and to Hold Charlotte
June 2019

Frank Barrows: In Memoriam

The legendary Charlotte Observer editor and writer contributed gorgeous and informative sports writing to Charlotte magazine. Here are those stories
June 2019

Along the Way, The Podcast: Episode 1

Chasing Gizmo: What I learned when the dog got loose
June 2019

A Tour of NASCAR Driver Angela Ruch's Uptown Penthouse

The Xfinity driver and her husband, Mike, have a new reality show, a new baby, and a newly-renovated suite overlooking uptown
June 2019

Event to Celebrate Charlotte Checkers’ AHL Championship Win

June 2019

Justin Harlow Won’t Seek Re-Election

Justin Harlow, the Charlotte City Council’s youngest member, announced Friday that he won’t seek re-election.
June 2019