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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

Latta Arcade: 100 Years of History

The uptown landmark was built in 1914

Dr. J. Michael Bitzer: The Professor on Speed Dial

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?

Up, Up, and Away: Carolina BalloonFest

The Statesville event returns October 17-19

2014 BOB Awards: Arts & Culture

Matt Swierad's Play By Play

Meet the man who’s been announcing Knights games for 16 years

Anthony Abbott: More Than Words

Five decades ago, poetry saved a Davidson College professor from despair. He’s spent the rest of his life sharing the gift of writing with others

Real Estate 2014

Charlotte’s real estate market is coming back to life. Whether you’re starting a family, looking to invest, or retiring, there’s a house out there for you

The Knights Come Home

After 10 years of court cases, after a series of complicated land swaps, after two decades floundering away as the South Carolina baseball team with the Charlotte name, the Knights are home. And the pressure is on to make it all worthwhile

Local Voice-Over Actors Sound Off

Professionals lend their talent to everything from video games to jewelry commercials

CIAA Week: See You at the Reunion

The annual tournament is a time for alumni—and friends—to come together.

The Charlotte Music Scene 2014 (In Words and Sound)

These 19 acts/individuals range from performers to producers, from fresh faces to local legends, and they represent the varied, current sounds of the city

Brooms Up: Quidditch at UNC Charlotte

A game inspired by Harry Potter books takes off

2014 BOB Awards: Body & Soul

The Light Factory's Revival

Photography and film museum moves to Plaza Midwood

Great Minds: UNCC and Winthrop University Professors Shine

2013 was a productive year for local scholars. Charlotte-area professors helped solve historical mysteries about slavery and life in ancient Jerusalem. Here’s a look at what they found and what they’re still hoping to uncover
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Greg Lacour on Politics

Another Lucrative Payout

It's easy to benefit from an ethically questionable deal when so many citizens cheer it.

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'Oh, God, It's Mom'

Brad and Dallas Woodhouse, brothers and political enemies, get a call from Mom on C-SPAN—and a reminder of why politics matters to begin with.

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A Crack In the Charter School Foundation

As the North Carolina charter school movement picks up momentum, a leading charter researcher undermines its central premise.

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Way Out

Dispatches in Inanity from Jeremy Markovich

Why Was This WWII Bomber Circling My House?

No really. I have a picture and everything.

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It Has To Be Everything

The Charlotte Hornets revealed their new uniforms, which are great and terrible, no matter what.

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Patrick Cannon, The Selfie and The Future

Charlotte's recently-convicted ex-mayor is going to federal prison. Can a big smile soften the blow?

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Trade & Tryon

Where Charlotte business, politics, and media intersect

Just (Now) Married: Day One for Charlotte’s Same-Sex Couples

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Jarvis Holliday's Big Day

Two releases: A Dale Earnhardt Jr. feature, and the Dusk Till Dawn Social Series

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Now Hiring: Senior Editor, Charlotte magazine

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