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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

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Turns 40

It can’t be true. Not him. Not the boy. Wasn’t he just a teenager? Are we really all that old?

The Song is Over: Reflection Sound Studios

For 45 years, everyone from James Brown to Tammy Faye Bakker to R.E.M. to The Spongetones recorded there. But industry disruption and the owner’s desire for a peaceful retirement have leveled not just the studio but a musical community few knew

The Story of Charlotte, Part 6: Power Shifts

After the Civil War, former slaves fight for their freedom, former Confederates fight to regain their power, and cotton becomes king

Julie Owens: Protecting the Flock

“God hates divorce. But he hates abuse more.” One woman’s journey to educate local clergy about domestic violence

The I’m So Charlotte Halloween

15 costume options for the Queen City man or woman

Up, Up, and Away: Carolina BalloonFest

The Statesville event returns October 17-19

Brooms Up: Quidditch at UNC Charlotte

A game inspired by Harry Potter books takes off

Life Lessons from the Founders of No Grease Barbershops

A local barber school teaches students about more than buzz cuts and shaves

The B52: At Home with Brad Nortman

The Panthers’ record-setting punter shares some of his favorite things

The Melting Pot: Southern & Not-Southern Food

The Death of the Southern Accent? (At Least in These Parts)

And the rise of a new way of looking at language

Memories of Brooklyn

A black man’s search for the “warmth of other suns” leads him back to his Southern roots

From Rust Belt to Bible Belt

The long shadow of steel country

Is Charlotte Southern?

Jim Szoke: The Voice of the Panthers

Meet the man who has been narrating the team's games since 1995

In the Rearview Mirror: Busing in Charlotte

The Fall of the Lions

When busing ended, West Charlotte High School went from being a model for the nation to a problem the city has yet to solve

The Long Ride

What riding the bus taught me

The Story of Charlotte, Part 5: Blood’s Bedroom

Charlotte avoids becoming a battlefield during the Civil War. But as the South is decimated, the city becomes a place of refuge for the Confederacy—including, in the end, the fleeing president from a nation that never was

Adjustable-Rate Suburbs

Where more for less is becoming more for more

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden's Sculpture Exhibition

ZimSculpt on display at Belmont garden

The Many Faces of Bojangles’ Coliseum

A look back at the venue's history, before it changes again

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Poking the Hornet's Nest

Greg Lacour on Politics

The Independent Voter Mystery

A panel of experts tries to solve the riddle of the unaffiliated voter. Like everyone else, they come up empty.

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Obedient Workers

The governor's appeal for more truck drivers and technical workers doesn't match the 'skills gap' as well as he thinks.

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Reflection Sound Studios, Loonis McGlohon, and 'Super Dooper Pooper'

Reflection Sound Studios is gone now, but if you listen closely, you can still hear the strains of 'Super Dooper Pooper.'

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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

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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Jerry Richardson's Tears

The Echo Foundation’s Award Against Indifference, the Panthers’ owner, and a statement on domestic violence

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