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North Carolina lifts indoor mask mandate and social distancing requirements

This story was last updated at 2:45pm on May 14 to include details about businesses’ restrictions. Gov. Cooper lifted North Carolina’s mask mandate...

8 must-try bagel spots for the mornings you miss Owen’s

Owen’s closure two years ago left a bagel-sized hole in our hearts. The big picture: Y’all are hungry for good bagels. Just about every week, we...

New sports bar called Hideaway is now open in west Charlotte

Hideaway, a new bar and restaurant from Jay Davis of the wildly popular Lulu’s Maryland Style Chicken and Seafood, is now open in west Charlotte. The sports...

The case for building a grocery store in NoDa

This story was last updated on May 14 at 6:45am. Avery Hall will begin construction this year on a five-story mixed-use development at the corner of North...

The unapologetically Black Durag Festival is back, with or without funding

The Durag Festival, an annual celebration of everything Black with a particular focus on hair and style, is back on this year. The outdoor festival, which...

Hot homes: 5 houses for sale in Charlotte starting at $289K

This real estate roundup is proudly presented by The Redbud Group, creating great experiences (whether you’re buying or selling). Here’s one of their...

Coming soon: JINYA ramen bar to open first N.C. location in Uptown

LA-based JINYA Ramen Bar is slated to open this July in the new Ally Charlotte Center tower in Uptown. Why it matters: The popular ramen chain will bring its...
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Weekender: 21 things to do this weekend including a roller skating pop-up and drive-in concert

The Weekender is proudly presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway. May means motorsports at the Speedway. Get your tickets for NASCAR’s Memorial...

$750K “Mullet house” for sale in Wilmore — it’s business in the front, party in the back

This Wilmore house is cozy cottage in the front, and modern beauty in the back. It’s listed at $750K. Situational awareness: We wrote about this house...

“Recycling is so broken.” Could Charlotte’s Innovation Barn help mend it?

After three long years, Charlotte’s Innovation Barn is finally narrowing in on a summer opening in the Belmont neighborhood. Why it matters: The...

Where (and when) to get your 12- to 15-year-olds vaccinated, plus advice from a pediatrician

The FDA and CDC have approved the Pfizer vaccine for use in 12- to 15-year-olds, and local healthcare providers say they’ll be able to start offering the...

18 things to do, eat and drink in Elizabeth — from $1 tacos to Cajun Queen’s beignets

Our Elizabeth guide is proudly presented by Wyndham Capital Mortgage. With its charming historic homes to hot spots like The Crunkleton and The Stanley,...

Pandemic relationships 101: How to navigate Charlotte’s new dating scene

While the pandemic taught many of us to place higher value on relationships, COVID restrictions have made it harder to start new ones, especially romantic...

Charlotte chef guides Gordon Ramsay through Smoky Mountains on NatGeo show

In the National Geographic series, “Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted,” celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay travels around the world in a quest for the best local...

Hot jobs: 50 fresh openings in Charlotte

Proudly presented by Lowe’s, where talented people go to work with other talented people. Whether you’re actively applying or casually looking, here...

Stop panicking over gas, Charlotte

This story was last updated May 11 at 4:58pm to include an update from the city of Charlotte. Gas prices are climbing around Charlotte amid a surge in demand...

Renderings: Huge German brewer details plans for LoSo facility

This story was last updated May 11 at 2pm to include renderings and an interview with Mike Gaertner. The 475-year-old brewer Gilde plans to open its first...

N.C. legislators aim to more clearly define rioting — and make people pay harsher penalties for it

Rioting in North Carolina could lead to stiffer penalties and longer sentences, if bills making their way through the legislature become law. Why it...

7 best charcuterie deals in Charlotte under $20

We all know the joy of a good charcuterie board. But those tiny foods can come with a big price tag. Even the DIY Trader Joe’s route adds up — the brie...