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At Long Last, the Coal Ash Resolution

The State of North Carolina and Duke Energy signed off on it when they did, the last day of 2019, for a hard and practical reason: a deadline. But you can affix symbolic importance, too, to the long-awaited agreement Tuesday…

Tepper Takes Over

Charlotte welcomed an MLS soccer franchise Tuesday, Charlotte’s third pro sports team and a clear signal if there ever was one that David Tepper, less than 18 months into his ownership of the Panthers, is the city’s Top Cat.

Inside Charlotte's Reimagining of What a Library Is Supposed to Be

Public libraries have been centers of learning and community in the United States for more than a century. In the internet age, they’ve turned into all-purpose civic assets and among the few places where people can spend time without having to spend money. Now, as Charlotte prepares to construct a new, $100 million Main Library uptown, its leaders reassess and reinforce just what—and for whom—a library is supposed to be