Emily Harris

Emily is an award-winning freelance journalist living near Charlotte, N.C. Her work also appears in the New York Times and Reuters. She is a former staff reporter for the Chicago Tribune and the Charlotte Observer. Twitter: @heremilyharris

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What Are the Happiest Places on Earth?

The ones that accept who they are

Birkdale: A Pretend Village Grows Up

Fifteen years after opening, it's a new kind of downtown

Yoga for the Rest of Us

One woman’s search for Charlotte’s laziest yoga class

Charlottean of the Year 2014 (Public Service): Anne Tompkins

She prosecuted the mayor. She investigated Saddam Hussein’s regime. She can be stern. But for Anne Tompkins, bringing justice brings her joy

Real Estate 2014

Charlotte’s real estate market is coming back to life. Whether you’re starting a family, looking to invest, or retiring, there’s a house out there for you

On God's Stage: Elevation Church

How Steven Furtick built a megachurch

Just Jane

Five years removed from scandal, United Way of the Central Carolinas has remade itself behind the leadership of not-so-secret-weapon Jane McIntyre. That much is clear. Less clear: are United Way and McIntyre equipped to connect with the Kickstarter generation?

Meet Tom Hanchett: Charlotte's Dr. History

Tom Hanchett, staff historian at Levine Museum of the New South and interpreter of Charlotte’s last 100 years, says the city’s history “is begging to be told.” Got time for a story?

Saving History

The Charlotte Museum of History was flying high in the late 1990s, with a brand-new building and scads of donors. But it fell on hard times and closed earlier this spring. In a city that some say doesn’t value history, can the museum find its way again?