January 2014

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Panthers’ McDermott Awaits Next Big Hit

He was a champion wrestler in high school. But he loved football. Now, Sean McDermott is on the verge of claiming some of the NFL’s biggest prizes

Where to Learn an Instrument in 2014

Always wanted to play? Here’s your chance

The Secrets of Island Travel

Island getaways conjure images of hammock napping and rustling palm trees, but these six vacation spots—several just a short, direct flight from Charlotte—offer adventures in untouched national parks, impressive culinary experiences, and historic remains

Mountain Cabin Cuisine: Stone Mountain Grill

This restauant offers familiar cuisine in a warm atmosphere

Unhappy Feet

Walking around the least-walkable big city in America

The Road Less Traveled: The Map Shop

Ted Northrup, 62, co-owns the shop that sells print and digital maps in an age of Google Maps and smartphones

Five Facts About the Duke Energy Center

A primer on the iconic Charlotte building

Guys with No Ties

In Charlotte, even the bankers don’t wear ties anymore. So what does that say about us?

2013 Cracked Crowns

Our 10th annual list of the best of the worst awards goes in all directions

Ed Driggs Is the Odd Man Out

What it means to be a Republican city councilman in a Democratic city

American Alternative: Nan and Byron’s

Business brings an upscale casual flair—and an approachable menu—to South End

The Miracle on the Hudson, Five Years Later

Five years ago, Charlotte’s strongest connection with New York was our shared pain from the banking collapse. But on a cold afternoon in January 2009, an airplane that took off from LaGuardia hit a flock of geese, and landed in the Hudson River

Best Bets for January

Your best bets on what to see and do in Charlotte

The Best Grilled Cheese in Charlotte

Orrman’s Cheese Shop offers daily specials

Levine Exhibit Puts Focus on Justice

Photos highlight key moments in Charlotte’s civil rights history

On God's Stage: Elevation Church

How Steven Furtick built a megachurch

Guide to Private Schools—2014

Application season is here, and with that in mind we have compiled a comprehensive, detailed guide to most of the area private schools

Religious Truth

From the executive editor