December 2014

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The 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Everyone has different hopes for what the holidays might bring. Here, we imagine seven Charlotteans, from the philanthropist to the naturalist to the skateboarding teenager, composing their wish lists for the season.

Charlottean of the Year 2014 (Volunteer): Rick McDermott

He gets up earlier than most other people. He goes to bed later than most other people. And in the hours in between, he spends his life giving to other people

Charlottean of the Year 2014 (Philanthropy): Six Charities Worth Your Dollar

This is a generous city. A recent study in the Chronicle of Philanthropy ranked the Charlotte metro area ninth among large American cities for the percentage of income its residents give to charity. But how do you know where to give? Start here. These groups provide healthy food, mentoring, after-school tutoring, and help paying the bills

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

Charlottean of the Year 2014 (Sports): BB&T Ballpark

The Story of Charlotte, Part 8: Like the Wild, Wild West

During the early 1900s, Charlotte becomes the largest city in the state. Skyscrapers, some as tall as 11 stories, form the first skyline. But growth also brings disease, class wars, and gunfire on city streets

Charlottean of the Year 2014 (Arts): Hugh McColl

As he closes in on 80 years old, a banking legend continues to show Charlotte the way

Searching for Something

From the executive editor

Honey, the Baby Shrunk Our World

I thought I knew Charlotte, and then I had a kid here

Sugar Plum Fairy: Anna Gerberich

Sweetness fills ballerina’s life, both on and off stage

Skyline View: An Abigail Jones Mural

Room to Grow: Union Shop Studio

Local artists convert a Wilkinson Boulevard warehouse into shared space

Exploring Ridesharing: Uber, Lyft, and Yellow Cab of Charlotte

Bankers. Bar-hoppers. Drug runners? As the holiday party season approaches, one writer sets out to explore the new world of ridesharing

Hot Chocolate That Isn't Boring

Elizabeth Gets Passion8

After a long-awaited move from Fort Mill, a restaurant adds another gem to one of the city’s best food neighborhoods

Coming Home

After four years, three states, and countless struggles, one couple is finally married

Treehouse Whiskey & Fork

Break out the smoked meat, pour a whiskey drink, and dream a little bit at this whimsical new restaurant in SouthPark

Charlottean of the Year 2014: James Ford

At a time when everybody—politicians, teachers, parents, students—points to what’s wrong with the education system, our Charlottean of the Year is determined to show us what’s right