Charlotte Magazine’s Most Popular Stories of 2020

A momentous year is reflected in our most-read pieces
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The Man at the Center of That Viral Exchange on I-277

During protest, Curtis Hayes Jr. took command of a passionate exchange among three generations of Black men

By Greg Lacour


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OPINION: Please Go Home, Charlotteans

A brief note from our executive editor

By Andy Smith


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What It’s Actually Like When a Loved One Has COVID-19

A Charlotte writer is one of many feeling powerless right now

By Jared Misner


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The Case for Food Criticism in Charlotte

A look at the need for informed, ethical restaurant criticism in an era of pay-to-play ‘influencers’

By Keia Mastrianni


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A CMPD Tweet That Caused Its Own, Less Explosive Confrontation

Media-public affairs dustup was a relatively minor affair on a night with major news—but it reflects serious issues

By Greg Lacour


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It Would Have Been Easier to Tear Down Our Myers Park Ranch and Start Over.

But homes like these were built to last, so we gave ours a second chance

By Taylor Bowler


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GALLERY: Inside the Weekend’s George Floyd Protests in Charlotte

Photographer Logan Cyrus documents a night of demonstrations in the city for the magazine

By Logan Cyrus


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Dinner Reservations: Chef Jim Noble and an Ever-Changing Charlotte

He’s one of this city’s most successful, innovative, and philanthropic restaurant owners—and a lot of people won’t set foot in his eateries

By Kathleen Purvis


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We Followed a Recent College Grad on an Apartment Hunt in Charlotte.

She searches for an elusive prey: a decent, affordable place to live

By Cristina Bolling


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Charlotte’s Best Brews, According to Our 2020 Beer Bracket

Thirty-two beers. Twenty-one breweries. Thousands weigh in

By Andy Smith

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