May 2014

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The Story of Charlotte, Part 1: 'Parcel of Blockheads'

After a long ride down from Pennsylvania, a rough and tough group of Scots-Irish settlers just wants to be left alone. But British landowners who own the deeds to Mecklenburg County won’t let that happen

Best Bets for May

What to see and do this month

2014 BOB Awards

The best that Charlotte has to offer

2014 BOB Awards: Dining & Beer

2014 BOB Awards: Nightlife

2014 BOB Awards: Diversions

2014 BOB Awards: Arts & Culture

2014 BOB Awards: Kids & Family

2014 BOB Awards: Body & Soul

2014 BOB Awards: Shopping

2014 BOB Awards: Voters' Choice

A Night at the DWI Checkpoint

Where good nights go bad

A Patrick Cannon 'Flow' Chart

When former mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested in March, the FBI affidavit quoted him saying, “I’m not one of those Chicago or Detroit type, uh, folk ... That’s not how I flow.” So how, exactly, does he flow?

Around Towns: Concord

Where racing lives, shopping happens, The Avett Brothers grew, and the mayor knows everybody

Bonjour, Lumiere

The duo behind The Liberty brings French fine dining to Myers Park

Peonies: King of Flowers

The spring favorites bloom in May

Reality Check: David Robinson

The new chairman of the Sierra Club’s local chapter discusses energy-efficient streetlights, climate change, and the tree canopy

Culture Clash: This Season's Dresses

From pleated maxis and lace minis to sweet pastels and digital prints, these frocks find beauty in contrast

Ladies First: Lacrosse in Charlotte

Local girls join the growth of the sport across the country

Strawberry Season

A Grill for Any Occasion

Whether you’re tailgating or hosting a block party, there’s a grill for that

Swimming with Coal Ash

Life around the corner from Charlotte’s biggest environmental threat

The Good, the Bad, and the Charlotte Way

Thoughts on the arrest of our mayor

Fahrenheit's Grand Entrance

Rocco Whalen opens new restaurant 21 floors above uptown streets

"Angels in America" Returns to Charlotte

18 years after its controversial debut, CAST revives the play

Best and Worst

From the executive editor