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Charlottean of the Year 2014 (Volunteer): Rick McDermott

He gets up earlier than most other people. He goes to bed later than most other people. And in the hours in between, he spends his life giving to other people

Charlottean of the Year 2014 (Philanthropy): Six Charities Worth Your Dollar

This is a generous city. A recent study in the Chronicle of Philanthropy ranked the Charlotte metro area ninth among large American cities for the percentage of income its residents give to charity. But how do you know where to give? Start here. These groups provide healthy food, mentoring, after-school tutoring, and help paying the bills

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

The Story of Charlotte, Part 8: Like the Wild, Wild West

During the early 1900s, Charlotte becomes the largest city in the state. Skyscrapers, some as tall as 11 stories, form the first skyline. But growth also brings disease, class wars, and gunfire on city streets

Charlottean of the Year 2014 (Arts): Hugh McColl

As he closes in on 80 years old, a banking legend continues to show Charlotte the way

Honey, the Baby Shrunk Our World

I thought I knew Charlotte, and then I had a kid here

Skyline View: An Abigail Jones Mural

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

Coming Home

After four years, three states, and countless struggles, one couple is finally married

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

Latta Arcade: 100 Years of History

The uptown landmark was built in 1914

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

Unsung

Letter from the executive editor

Around Town: Davidson

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

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

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 Conspiracy Tree Tower

A special investigative report

Ms. Sarah’s Breakfast Club

Where west Charlotte activists meet uptown’s power players

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?

Saving Uptown’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

How a former high school drum major rescued the annual event

What's for Breakfast?

Up on the Hill: Blowing Rock

The air feels different in Blowing Rock, where the townspeople look after one another and the deer and turkeys run free
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Poking the Hornet's Nest

Greg Lacour on Politics

What the Hell ...?

We check back in with Baker Mitchell and his chain of charter schools, which demonstrate again that they may well be nuts.

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Goodbye, Mr. Voller

Randy Voller won't seek re-election as the North Carolina Democratic Party chairman. He won't be missed.

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Territorial Pissings

By custom, Pat Cotham ought to be the next Mecklenburg County commission chair. George Dunlap is preemptively and publicly angry about this—and it's getting aggravating.

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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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