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Inside the Fight for Charlotte's Future

The city hasn’t adopted a comprehensive plan—a document that determines who can build what where, and who can afford to live there—since 1975. City planners have worked on a draft for three years. When they presented it to the City Council, all hell broke loose. Can the council get it together? What would it mean if they can’t?

Where to See Fireworks in Charlotte: 2021

  June 30 Charlotte Symphony Concert and Fireworks Don’t wait for the weekend to start celebrating. See the Charlotte Symphony perform at this mid-week concert, and stick around to see the fireworks. Free. 7 p.m. Village Park, 700 West C St., Kannapolis.   July 1 Annual Fireworks Celebration  Visit Mount Holly for a kids’ zone, food trucks, fireworks, and…

How a New Medical School Aims to Change Charlotte

For years, Charlotte has been one of the largest American cities that lacked a four-year medical school. The health care professionals who finally made it happen overcame a series of setbacks, false starts, and failures, and they plan to use their clean slate to create a new kind of community asset

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