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The Lure of the (Other) Lake

New developments and rising home sales in Lake Wylie signal big changes for the quiet, close-knit community

Works in Progress: Kids Making Art in Charlotte

When school budgets are tight, arts courses often are the first to be cut. But for many kids in Charlotte, art isn’t just a fun break from math or science—it gives them a place in the world

World Tour: Charlotte’s Sister Cities

From Peru to China, Charlotte’s eight sister cities span the globe and have helped promote economic development and diplomacy for more than 50 years. Meet your international family.

Ron Carlee's Charge: Deal With It

Charlotte City Manager Ron Carlee has had to handle a state attempt to seize control of the city’s airport, a hot-potato transit project, and an arrested mayor. He’s done so by getting to work, and remembering when times were far worse

The Story of Charlotte, Part 12: Blotting Out the Sun

Led by Hugh McColl and a motivated banking industry, Charlotte becomes the world-class city it’s always wanted to be. Or does it?

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


In a town known for the arts, the River Arts District along the French Broad River becomes the center of creativity

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

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 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 (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

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

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

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?

Latta Arcade: 100 Years of History

The uptown landmark was built in 1914
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Greg Lacour on Politics

Free to Discriminate

As we knew they would, lawmakers float a bill that would allow discrimination against LGBT people—and two of Charlotte's own are leading the charge.


Immigrant Song

Charlotte's immigrant community is changing, and changing the city it occupies. An immigrant task force report shows how.


Scott Walker in South Carolina: The Power of Prayer and Kohl's

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker hopes he can drum up support among South Carolina's Republican voters in advance of next year's presidential primary. At a breakfast Friday in Rock Hill, he stressed God and Kohl's.


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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.


Interstate 485 is the Anakin Skywalker of Highways

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


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

Stodghill Named Columnist

Former New York Times staff writer and Nieman Fellow will take over back-page duties


Steph Curry, Star of Stars

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


How Dean Smith Convinced the Hornets to Draft Muggsy Bogues

And other stories of note about the legendary coach


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