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What the Home Office Boom Looks Like in Charlotte

Anthony Moore and Matt Connolly met as students at Northeastern University in Boston and transferred to UNC Wilmington together in the early 2000s. They founded the building company Pike Properties in 2008 and began to flip small starter homes in…

Essay: A Tree Grows

My late wife brought Fiona, a fiddle-leaf fig, into our new home and nurtured her to the end. Through emptiness, doubt, and pain, I cared for Fiona, too, and learned a thing or two about life and regeneration

Disconnection: How COVID Has Widened the Education Gap

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have increasingly segregated along racial and class lines since a federal judge’s 1999 ruling ended a successful, 28-year desegregation program. The COVID lockdown of schools has hurt everybody in the system—and widened the chasm between its haves and have-nots

The Story of Charlotte, Part 13: A City Divided

The years 2008 to 2016 brought Charlotte a financial calamity, a profound division between rich and poor, turmoil in government, unparalleled growth, and the most violent demonstrations in the city’s history. Afterward, Charlotte was a different place