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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

Latta Arcade: 100 Years of History

The uptown landmark was built in 1914

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

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?

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Poking the Hornet's Nest

Greg Lacour on Politics

The Group That's Taking On 'Citizens United'

A national group with a Charlotte chapter is trying to drum up support for the abolition of corporate personhood. Are they dreamers, realists, or both?

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Dispatch from Boone: The Early Voting Battle of App State

Can students at App State vote early on campus or not? A portrait of voter suppression in action.

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Judiciary for Sale

More than ever, money rather than integrity wins judges' elections. It's time for a change.

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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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