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Chapel Hill

The home of America’s first public university belongs to us all because no matter where we went to school, we’re all in search of memories

Carolina Sandhills

Just south of the state line lies a nature-lover’s dream: acres of water, wildlife, and wonder

The Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden

In Bishopville, South Carolina, one man’s plant project has inspired people for three decades

The Story of Charlotte, Part 11: A Time of Unrest

In the 1960s and early 1970s, Charlotte tears down a neighborhood and disperses its people, a young lawyer fights for civil rights, and the buses roll

Talk of the Crown (March 2015)

From Chiquita to charter schools to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, 2015 is off to a turbulent start. Here are some of the highlights.

Spring Allergies 101

The End of The Penguin

Auctioning off old times at a Plaza Midwood landmark

A Growing Goal

At Carolinas Medical Center, a new limb-lengthening program brings innovative surgical care to the Charlotte region

A Tight Schedule: A Day in the Life of a Charlotte Cross-Fit Instructor

F3: Fitness, Fellowship, Faith

The F3 craze started on a Saturday morning in Charlotte with 35 men. Four years later, thousands of participants in multiple states meet in schoolyards and parks for predawn workouts designed to build better men

The Origins of Passion

What do an Ebola survivor, a tuba player, and an aging runner have in common? A reason for doing what they do

Life Zero

Can we ever finish every little task, and should we even try

Cracked Crowns 2014

Our annual list of the most awkward, frustrating, and bless-your-heart moments of the year

Former Pros Coach High School Teams

Students learn from the best

Fine Tuning: Piano Technician James Baker

Charlottean of the Year 2014: James Ford

At a time when everybody—politicians, teachers, parents, students—points to what’s wrong with the education system, our Charlottean of the Year is determined to show us what’s right

Charlottean of the Year 2014 (Public Service): Anne Tompkins

She prosecuted the mayor. She investigated Saddam Hussein’s regime. She can be stern. But for Anne Tompkins, bringing justice brings her joy

Charlottean of the Year 2014 (Sports): BB&T Ballpark

Exploring Ridesharing: Uber, Lyft, and Yellow Cab of Charlotte

Bankers. Bar-hoppers. Drug runners? As the holiday party season approaches, one writer sets out to explore the new world of ridesharing

Secrets of the City

Charlotte Hornets Talk Backflips, Sweet Tea, and the Rubik’s Cube

Members of the newly renamed team share some of their favorite things

Around Town: Davidson

A Main Street Town and a College Town Walk Into a Soda Shop…

Split Tickets: Charlotte's Cultural Sector

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?

The Story of Charlotte, Part 7: Bills of Rights

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
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Greg Lacour on Politics

Some Thoughts from a Monday Night in Charlotte

The Charlotte City Council hearing on LGBT protections brought out the community in all its ragged glory.

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Passing LGBT Protections: The Economic Case

Tonight, the City Council can vote to keep pace with its competitor cities or risk jobs, workers, and money.

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Gas Tax Breakdown

The N.C. Senate's gas tax proposal would actually raise taxes while eliminating 500 state jobs. These guys are supposed to be conservatives?

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Way Out

Dispatches in Inanity from Jeremy Markovich

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools tweets 'Good morning!' and students respond by hating on CMS

Why it's actually a good sign that kids are responding to even the most inane tweet.

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Interstate 485 is the Anakin Skywalker of Highways

How a vital road can turn to the Dark Side so quickly.

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Why Was This WWII Bomber Circling My House?

No really. I have a picture and everything.

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Trade & Tryon

Where Charlotte business, politics, and media intersect

Steph Curry, Star of Stars

Remembering Davidson's Steph Curry before he was the most popular basketball player in the world

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How Dean Smith Convinced the Hornets to Draft Muggsy Bogues

And other stories of note about the legendary coach

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Seattle Met Was Afraid To Answer These Questions

Ahead of the Seahawks-Panthers playoff game, we'd like to know a few things about the Emerald City.

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