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What Made Mirsad Hadžikadić Run?

The UNCC professor left his native Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1980s. More than three decades later, he launched two quixotic runs for its presidency. He didn’t win. But more people followed him than he expected. Now he wonders if his adopted country is rejecting the principles he wanted to take home

Who's in Charge in Charlotte?

Once, the city was run by a group of civic-minded business leaders who wanted to transform a small city into a national player—and succeeded. But they’ve stepped aside, and the city has become a Babel of atomized and often conflicting interests. Political leaders squabble, and many corporate leaders live elsewhere. What happened?

In Memoriam: Anton Walkes, 1997-2023

Charlotte FC’s first season was filled with joy: the national anthem moment at the first home game, the raucous crowds, the jubilation after the Chelsea FC win. But Thursday morning, the club announced news of the death of defender Anton…

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