Members of the newly renamed team share some of their favorite things
Letter from the executive editor
A Main Street Town and a College Town Walk Into a Soda Shop…
The mills bring growth and the city expands, giving Charlotteans the freedom to live in such faraway places as the new neighborhood of Dilworth. But after a series of political fights, many residents will soon feel the full grip of oppression
Many large local arts organizations and shows are setting records. Big money is pouring into a major fundraising campaign led by Hugh McColl. But the news isn’t good everywhere. Smaller companies are struggling, with some even shutting down. Can Charlotte sustain both?
A special investigative report
Where west Charlotte activists meet uptown’s power players
When reporters need analysis of the Tillis-Hagan race—or any other political matter, really—they call him. So how did this bow tie-wearing, statistics-loving, Southern politics-following academic from Clemson become everybody’s go-to source?
How a former high school drum major rescued the annual event
The uptown landmark was built in 1914
The air feels different in Blowing Rock, where the townspeople look after one another and the deer and turkeys run free
It can’t be true. Not him. Not the boy. Wasn’t he just a teenager? Are we really all that old?
For 45 years, everyone from James Brown to Tammy Faye Bakker to R.E.M. to The Spongetones recorded there. But industry disruption and the owner’s desire for a peaceful retirement have leveled not just the studio but a musical community few knew
After the Civil War, former slaves fight for their freedom, former Confederates fight to regain their power, and cotton becomes king
“God hates divorce. But he hates abuse more.” One woman’s journey to educate local clergy about domestic violence
15 costume options for the Queen City man or woman
The Statesville event returns October 17-19
A game inspired by Harry Potter books takes off
A local barber school teaches students about more than buzz cuts and shaves
The Panthers’ record-setting punter shares some of his favorite things
And the rise of a new way of looking at language