April 2016

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Charlotteitis: New Residents Get New Allergies

Why this city’s pollen affects even non-allergy sufferers, and what options are available for relief

Letter from the Editor (April 2016): A Game of Chance

Enchanté, Aix En Provence

French cuisine gets more flavor at new Myers Park restaurant

Mustang Green: A Season of Hope in a Segregated City (Part 3)

After a disappointing loss to close the regular season, the Myers Park football team hits the road for the playoffs, and some players prepare for life beyond football.

Kid Cashew Can Stay

Mediterranean flavors find an historic home in Dilworth

The Earth-Helping, Money-Saving, Stress-Relieving Bike Life

Many of us like the idea of parking our cars in favor of bikes. But can we do it? Some people already have. And plans are in the works to entice more of us to join them

Inside About Face Charlotte

A new website aims to alleviate poverty and connect people by telling stories

Get Your Kicks: Sneaker Shopping

The Wheels Stay On: Life of a Charlotte Bus Rider

The city keeps adding new public transit, but CATS buses remain vital to getting Charlotteans where they need to go. Just ask someone who rides them every day

Riding the Rails: A 2016 Transit Overview

City officials have big plans to expand the light rail and streetcar lines, but little money to do it. Soon, you’ll be able to ride the light rail to UNC Charlotte and take a streetcar to Johnson C. Smith University, but beyond that, plans are murky. Here’s what you need to know about the future of public transit in Charlotte

5 Food Trends We Love

The list of food and drink trends is always long and ever-changing. Some never make their way to Charlotte, while others—doughnuts, street food, and sour beer—already have. Here’s a list of five national trends we’re watching take hold in our city.

The Charlotte Housing Market in 2016: A Cheat Sheet

Should you rent or buy? Where? And what about all this talk of a downturn? Two experts weigh in

Last Call With Ron Stodghill: On Your Own

A lesson from Oprah, a dose of humility, and other tips on entrepreneurship

A Sports Writer's Son Becomes a Basketball Star

Langston Wertz Jr. has covered high school sports in Charlotte for 27 years. Now he’s covering his son, a rising basketball star

Riding in Style: Kelsey Briggs

A love for horses shapes her life

Photo Essay: Saying Goodbye to a Central Avenue Church

Tremont Music Hall: The Last Dirty Rock Club

What happens when development strips away our grimy, grungy music venues?

A Beautiful Life: Jesse Campbell

Remembering the greenhouse owner who fostered more than flowers