June 2012

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Searching for the Soul of Stock Car Racing

That’s what Jeremy Markovich was doing when he went to Rockingham’s first NASCAR race in eight years. He did not find it, but he found something else

2012 City Enhancement Draft: Charlotte, You're on the Clock

What features should Charlotte draft and trade for to make ours a better city? Our experts represent the CLT at the inaugural 2012 City Enhancement Draft

Lulu, a Plaza Midwood Favorite, Still Beckons

Six years in, Lulu has a new point of view—and still has a lot to offer

Feeling Fly: Flywheel Sports

Flywheel, the latest fitness craze from NYC and beyond, hits the Q.C.

Trend: Taco Trucks

The quintessential food truck fare—the humble taco—gets a Pan Asian twist from Maki Taco

Drinks with Brandon Huskins

The general manager of World of Beer in South End opens up about what’s hopping at the new brew haven.

CAPS, Charlotte's Own Ghostbuster

On the trail with Charlotte’s ghost hunter

Heroes Among Us

Shelton Drum, owner of Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find, is the ringleader of Charlotte’s thriving comic book scene, which comes together this month for the thirtieth annual HeroesCon

Throwback Hotspot: Ten at Park Lanes

A South Park institution gets a striking update—complete with craft brews and moonshine on tap

Lake Expectations

Sometimes getting the waterside experience requires a little creativity—and trespassing and petty theft

Mike Cranston, The Sportswriter Who Had It All

He had a great job, great condo, and a great girl. He also had demons. And when he laid them bare in a blog post that went viral and shocked his friends and family, it was the start of his comeback

Alcohoot Doesn't Let Friends Drive Drunk

A new mobile app provides an innovative approach to combating drunk driving

Grocery Wars

The addition of Whole Foods Market heats up supermarket competition in SouthPark. So what does it mean to you, the customer? (Hint: not lower prices)

Summer Style: Wild Things

Suit up for summer on the lake with these men's and women's essentials

Unlock Your Creativity at New Local Studios

Need help awakening your inner artist? These studios are here to help. The wine doesn't hurt either

Pundit Prodigy: Madeleine McAulay

A local teen uses new media to make her mark on the national scene

The Wheel Deal: The Charlotte Speed Demons

A local roller derby team pushes the sport toward credibility—and the Olympics

Moveable Feast: The Market Kitchen

A new restaurant concept pops up all over town

7 Great Lakes to Visit, All Less than 4 Hours Away

We’ve scoured the region to come up with seven great lake escapes, featuring the best the South has to offer, from luxurious spas and world-class golf to tranquil swimming holes and pristine waterfalls.