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
Home sales are down, rental prices are up, and everywhere you look in South End, a new apartment complex is rising. Charlotte is finally attracting legions of young professionals to its urban center, but that means some families are fleeing to the outskirts of town. The latest real estate boom raises an old question: Will we grow up, or out?
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.
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
Led by Hugh McColl and a motivated banking industry, Charlotte becomes the world-class city it’s always wanted to be. Or does it?
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
Just south of the state line lies a nature-lover’s dream: acres of water, wildlife, and wonder
In Bishopville, South Carolina, one man’s plant project has inspired people for three decades
From Chiquita to charter schools to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, 2015 is off to a turbulent start. Here are some of the highlights.
Auctioning off old times at a Plaza Midwood landmark
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
What do an Ebola survivor, a tuba player, and an aging runner have in common? A reason for doing what they do
Can we ever finish every little task, and should we even try
Our annual list of the most awkward, frustrating, and bless-your-heart moments of the year
Students learn from the best
Bankers. Bar-hoppers. Drug runners? As the holiday party season approaches, one writer sets out to explore the new world of ridesharing
Members of the newly renamed team share some of their favorite things
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 uptown landmark was built in 1914