PICKING OUR favorite stories from 2015 wasn't an easy task. This year, we took to the clouds with the greatest female skydiver in history, reflected on what we expect from our city, and mourned tragedies with our neighbors. Below, revisit the best feature stories and essays from Charlotte magazine and www.charlottemagazine.com in 2015, as chosen by our editors and writers. These are stories that, whether you're reading them again or discovering them for the first time, will have you hanging on every word.
One farming family watched Interstate 485 creep closer to them from both sides for nearly three decades, until their land was the last link in the loop. They never protested. They never tried to stop it. But when they saw the road open in early June, a piece of their family was lost