A call to pause evictions for another month in Mecklenburg

U.S. Rep. Alma Adams is calling on local officials to halt evictions in Mecklenburg County as federal protections are set to expire, according to a letter she...

Fundraising in the N.C. Senate race heats up

As expected, millions are pouring into the high-profile contest to replace U.S. Senator Richard Burr in 2022. Why it matters: In the purple state of North...

“Burn the ships”: Tariq Bokhari wants the GOP to take back Charlotte

The morning after another rager of a Monday night in local government, Charlotte’s most controversial city council member tapped the top of his Corkcicle...

The fate of Marshall Park, Uptown’s protest site. Plus, a timeline of notable events there

On a sleepy edge of Uptown, in the shadow of the courthouse, the 5.5-acre Marshall Park goes relatively unnoticed — that is, until it’s time for a...

Bill clarifying protections for people who live in motels spurs protest from housing groups

Leegraciea Lewis had nowhere to go the day sheriff’s deputies arrived to evict her from her home in Steele Creek in September. So in the midst of a...

Republicans release updated nondiscrimination ordinance proposal

Council member Tariq Bokhari unveiled the second draft of local Republicans’ proposed nondiscrimination ordinance Tuesday. What’s happening: The...

Is an affordable housing developer fueling gentrification?

Affordable housing developer DreamKey Partners started working in the Druid Hills neighborhood in the late 1990s, long before the flood of investment arrived....

Robinhood’s Charlotte office targets fall opening in Uptown

Online stock trading company Robinhood is quickly making headway on its new office in a fast-changing stretch of Uptown. What’s happening: The fintech...

5 things to know about Charlotte’s future, according to the 2040 plan

Editor’s note: This was last updated following City Council’s vote on the 2040 plan on June 21, 2021. After months of debate, Charlotte City...

How the 2040 plan divided Charlotte

Council members sparring for months. City staff issuing conflicting memos. Supporters sporting yard signs like it’s election season, and opponents firing...

Charlotte elections delayed until 2022 under bill headed to Governor’s desk

The North Carolina General Assembly on Monday night approved a bill that would push local elections scheduled to be held this year in Charlotte and other...

Mecklenburg County to spend $2M in reparations-like program

Mecklenburg County is spending $2 million on a racial equity initiative aimed at making amends for a legacy of policies that hurt Charlotteans of color....