Michael Graff

Michael Graff became the editor of Charlotte magazine in April 2013, after four years as an editor and writer at Our State magazine. Before that, he was the Sunday enterprise reporter for The Fayetteville Observer. Before that, he was a sports writer in Winchester, Virginia, and Rocky Mount, N.C. Before that, he was the first mate on his father's charter fishing boat in Maryland. His freelance work appears in online and print publications around the country. Email him here, or find him on twitter @michaelngraff.

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Editor's Note (September 2016): Funerals and Weddings

Lucky, Mr. Ford, and the Chief

What we can learn about race, police, and disagreeing with each other from our three most recent Charlotteans of the Year

A Day for Democrats, a Day for Barbecue, a Day for Charlotte

What the Clinton-Obama visit meant for Charlotte

Editor's Note: Before They Were Stars

From the executive editor

Charlotteans of the Year 2015: Cops & Barbers

Incidents involving police officers and young black men dominated the news locally and nationally in 2015. One Charlotte program, started by a barber with a hard past, aimed to bring the two together

Letter from the Editor: Can't Stop, Won't Stop

What do all of our Charlotteans of the Year have in common? They'll never give up

Editor's Note: Thanksgiving's Off

From the executive editor

Lord, We Climbed a Mountain

From the executive editor

From Farm to Knife & Fork

How a chef, his wife, and their restaurant are making a whole new Spruce Pine

On Flat Rock

From the Carl Sandburg house to Flat Rock Playhouse to the great food in the village, this tiny town packs a lot into a small space

From the Executive Editor: Characters of the City

Charlotte vs. Raleigh: Beer, Restaurants, Arts, & More

Who's No. 1?