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Charlotte at Risk

What about Charlotteans? Where do we stack up? To find out, we narrowed down the five conditions and diseases that affect us the most and found out just how healthy (and unhealthy) we really are

Play Your Cards Right

Bright, bold business card holders will take your networking to the next level

Battle of the Beer Gardens

Unfortunately, beer doesn’t grow on trees—but it does have a garden. And Charlotte now has two of them. As if our two uptown entertainment complexes—the EpiCentre and NC Music Factory—weren’t already in enough of a head-to-head competition, they each opened beer gardens a week apart. Here’s how the two compare.

Late Innings

Who says sports belong to the young? One local softball league, in which a third of the players are over sixty, offers that thing we all want—a chance to keep playing

Maybe It's Time to Start Listening to Tom Low

Charlotte has been called a “foreclosure hot spot” and one of the nation’s worst gas-guzzling cities. Meanwhile, fuel prices continue to climb, single-family home sales continue to dip, and developers still exert undue influence over the planning process

Signs of a Good Life

When the little pink dome on my leg turned out to be cancer, I thought of myself, then other young women basking in the sun. Then I thought of my kids

Sweet Ride: A Cupcake Food Truck

Drinks with ... Casey Hickey

Chocolatier, classically-trained pastry chef, co-owner of Petit Philippe, and the reason Charlotte can’t stop eating chocolate chats with us over a glass of chardonnay

New Char-Grill Opens

Just in time for summer, one of North Carolina’s favorite hamburger joints opens in Davidson

Spice Market

New grocery store Yogi Cash and Carry brings a taste of India to Lake Norman

Eye Spy

Bright, bold sunglasses for summer

Made in the Shade

That's the One

On the Same Page

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