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To Council Members Who Voted For RNC: Any Regrets?

A year ago this week, the Charlotte City Council voted to accept the RNC 2020 bid. After Greenville, we ask those who voted ‘yes’: Any second thoughts?

Relax. No One Wants to Ban Houses.

Charlotte’s exploring a possible ban of single-family zoning, not single-family homes. Some folks have trouble grasping that.

As Violent Crime Rises in Charlotte, Explanations Stay In the Shadows

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney, discussing a sharp rise in violent crime this year with reporters Thursday, took aim at Mecklenburg County’s reformed system of pre-trial detention.

Justin Harlow Won’t Seek Re-Election

Justin Harlow, the Charlotte City Council’s youngest member, announced Friday that he won’t seek re-election.

At Long Last, and After Years of Squabble, I-77 Toll Lanes Are Here

After more than four years of one of the most contentious infrastructure projects in North Carolina’s history, a section of the Interstate 77 toll lanes project will open Saturday.

Inside UNCC Security’s Preparation, Quick Response

UNC Charlotte spent millions of dollars and countless hours preparing for the possibility of an on-campus shooter. When it happened, everything worked as planned—and two died.

What We Mean When We Talk About ‘Transparency’

In the context of law enforcement agencies’ increasingly uneasy relationship to the public, ‘transparency’ can be as loaded and slippery a term as ‘justice.’ What does it mean, exactly?

Stepping Back To Assess the Danquirs Franklin Case

It might help to gauge where we stand now in the March 25 Danquirs Franklin shooting—exactly what happened when, what’s known, what isn’t, and the high probability that the officer will be found to have acted within the bounds of the law.

Analysis: Unanswerable Questions in Danquirs Franklin Shooting

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police released body camera footage Monday of the fatal police shooting of Danquirs Franklin on March 25—and how people will perceive and react to it is anyone’s guess.