Greg Lacour

Greg Lacour spent nearly 10 years as a reporter for the Observer, where he covered Charlotte and Mecklenburg County government, including the infamous Nick Mackey for Sheriff farce of 2007-08, which made him simultaneously homesick for his hometown of New Orleans and hopeful that Charlotte might yet attain "world-class" status. He has written several features for this magazine and took part in the Hurricane Katrina coverage that won The Sun Herald of Biloxi/Gulfport, Miss., another former employer, a Pulitzer Prize. Lacour is single and lives in NoDa. Email him / Twitter

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Charlotte's Violent Night

Charlotteans of the Year 2015: Tom Hanchett

The retiring Levine Museum historian answers a few questions about the value of history and its meaning to Charlotte, and to him

Benghazi, Clinton, Repeat

Trey Gowdy: Hillary Secretary Clinton Clinton Clinton Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi.

Pat and the Evangelicals

Gov. Pat McCrory 'distanced himself' a month ago from a full-page newspaper ad for an evangelical gathering. During the event Saturday, there was no distance at all.

Boehner's Nemesis

In three years, Mark Meadows has gone from sandwich shop owner to a leader of Congress' tea party caucus—which on Friday celebrated the departure of its primary target, John Boehner.

The New Immigrants

For years, Charlotte’s Latino community consisted mostly of laborers from Mexico who come here to eke out a living. But a new wave of affluent, entrepreneurial immigrants—including Manolo Betancur—is establishing itself in unexpected places. They may be the city’s, and the country’s, future

All About That Base

Gov. Pat McCrory will lead 'The Response' at the Charlotte Convention Center next month, as revealed in a full-page ad today. He's this desperate?

An On-Air Horror in Virginia

Second Amendment extremists have a slogan: 'Come and get them,' meaning guns. It has a horrible double edge this morning.

Ambiguity Reigns

We all wanted resolution from the Randall Kerrick trial. We didn't get it, and we probably never will.

Kerrick, Ferrell, and the Consequences of Panic

Randall Kerrick's manslaughter trial has been, from start to finish, a tale about the destructive effects of panic.

So Why Did Randall Kerrick Testify?

It's risky for defendants in criminal trials to testify on their own behalf. Here's why the risk was worth it for Randall Kerrick in his manslaughter trial.

Veterans and Domestic Terrorism

One of the three Gaston County men accused of planning violent resistance to the U.S. government was apparently a Marine vet—highlighting a connection few want to recognize.