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A Patrick Cannon 'Flow' Chart

When former mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested in March, the FBI affidavit quoted him saying, “I’m not one of those Chicago or Detroit type, uh, folk ... That’s not how I flow.” So how, exactly, does he flow?

Around Towns: Concord

Where racing lives, shopping happens, The Avett Brothers grew, and the mayor knows everybody

Peonies: King of Flowers

The spring favorites bloom in May

Reality Check: David Robinson

The new chairman of the Sierra Club’s local chapter discusses energy-efficient streetlights, climate change, and the tree canopy

Ladies First: Lacrosse in Charlotte

Local girls join the growth of the sport across the country

A Grill for Any Occasion

Whether you’re tailgating or hosting a block party, there’s a grill for that

Swimming with Coal Ash

Life around the corner from Charlotte’s biggest environmental threat

The Good, the Bad, and the Charlotte Way

Thoughts on the arrest of our mayor

Matt Swierad's Play By Play

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

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

Tales from the Home-Buying Trail

One squirrel, 15 cats, and a coupla hot chicks

Program Gives Second Helping

Formerly incarcerated women find their way from one life to the next by walking through the café door

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

Shadows by the Sea

Fifteen years ago, a Charlotte woman began a new career as a police officer on an enchanted island. enchanted island. A few months later, she was found shot to death near the base of North Carolina’s oldest lighthouse. Today, the case has been reopened, and the search for answers continues

A Neighborhood's Fate is Tied to the Future of Eastland Mall

Winterfield depends on the mall's redevelopment

Ciel Gallery's Interactive Mosaic

More than 50 artists contributed to the project now on display in South End

CIAA Week: See You at the Reunion

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

A Trip to Seabrook Island

This South Carolina spot leaves travelers fully immersed in nature

Farmers' Market Grows Community in Matthews

For nearly two decades, Pauline Wood has been redefining local food in Matthews

Way Out: Change the Station

Waitin’ on a train at Charlotte’s least romantic place

Essay: The End of Eastland Mall

The demolition of a massive mall, and other things I forgot to love enough

Eagle Eye: Dena Diorio

She has an open attitude and a talent for slashing budgets. Can she fix Mecklenburg County government?

Blogs »

Poking the Hornet's Nest

Greg Lacour on Politics

The Agenda 21 Derangement

How a wild conspiracy theory lassoes mainstream Republicans, Pat McCrory included.


McCrory's Coal Ash Proposal: All Sizes Fit One

Gov. McCrory's proposed coal ash legislation sounds like a strong step toward forcing Duke Energy to clean the stuff up. It's not. Here's why.


The 'Republican Civil War'

A Monday afternoon sampler.


Way Out

Dispatches in Inanity from Jeremy Markovich

Apparently #Cannoning is a thing that people do now

Some people never miss an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a brand new meme.


Steve Smith and Me

The Panthers will be without their greatest receiver next season. What's that about? It's about me.


It Was Nice Having Your Headquarters For A Hot Minute, Chiquita

After less than three years in Charlotte, the company will now be based in Ireland. Here's why that makes sense.


Trade & Tryon

Where Charlotte business, politics, and media intersect

Heroin: Behind the Headlines

Before Philip Seymour Hoffman died, it was a taboo topic. Now it's making national headlines


Faces from the Snow, by Ron Carlee

The storm, through the city manager's lens


Charlotte in the news

Breweries, celebrity chefs, the Onion, and where the poor stay poor


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