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Where’s Charlotte Higher Ed Going?

The presidents of five institutions of higher learning gathered at Queens University last week to talk about where higher ed needs to go—in Charlotte and elsewhere—to remain accessible and relevant.

A 2019 Charlotte Election Preview

IT CAN BE HARD to get excited about off-year elections—which North Carolina reserves for municipal and at-large school board races and maybe the occasional local referendum—with no national presidential or midterm elections to goose voters to booths. This year, the…

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes Near Charlotte

From our sister magazine, Charlotte Parent. See their full list here. Charlotte Hall Family Farm Enjoy Hall Family Farm for its final season in Charlotte. Activities, include the mini maze, duck race and bouncy balls, plus a 5-acre corn maze, pumpkin patch,…

Together. Separate. Together Again.

For nearly 30 years, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools successfully broke down many of the racial and class barriers that separated its students. For the 20 years after, it was forced to undo that work. Now it’s trying to build its future with a tool from the deep past

N.C. Sen. Dan Bishop Wins 9th District Election

Republican State Senator Dan Bishop has won the election to represent North Carolina's 9th Congressional District in the U.S. House, besting Democrat Dan McCready. This was the final race in the 2018 election, which was mired in controversy and nullified…

2019 Oktoberfest Celebrations Across Charlotte

The multi-week Oktoberfest event arrives between September and October each year in its native Germany—as well as adopted celebrations across the world. The Charlotte area has plenty of events this year that take on the hallmarks of the folk festival:…