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...

Exclusive: What council Republicans really think of Charlotte’s big 2040 plan

Publicly, Charlotte’s two Republican city council members have kept it collegial with Democrats while working to get the 2040 Comprehensive Plan revised....

Remembering Darryl Gaston, mayor of the North End

After Darryl Gaston died unexpectedly in February, the people he knew and loved kept saying the same thing: “I can still hear his voice.” Gaston was...

The woman behind the Panthers’ social media, and her miracle child

The toddler pressed his face against the glass door at 7:01am, hoping someone would let him out. Tripp had 29 minutes left to be free from the breathing tubes...

A new plan for homelessness in Charlotte, signed by many of the city’s most influential people

Nearly 50 local leaders say they want to solve an issue that’s hampered our community’s response to homelessness for years: unity, or in this case...

50 years after the Swann decision: What worked and what didn’t

Fifty years ago today, the Supreme Court issued a pivotal unanimous decision in Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education that made Charlotte the...

What gives Jacob Blake’s dad hope, and what doesn’t

Shortly after another family held another press conference Thursday, one that looked a whole lot like the one his family held last summer, Jacob...

Putting Jeff Jackson’s first-quarter fundraising into perspective

Charlotte’s Jeff Jackson raised six times more than any other North Carolina candidate running for Senate in the first quarter, according to an analysis...

Pat McCrory is running for Senate

Pat McCrory, the seven-term mayor Charlotte loved who became the one-term governor Charlotte helped vote out, is running for higher office now: U.S. Senate....

Remembering the cankerworm

What’s to miss about the cankerworm, anyhow? Certainly not their nature, or regard for our personal space. Certainly not the way they’d cling to a...

For Charlotte, the Chauvin trial calls to mind another name: Jonathan Ferrell

Kass Ottley was trying to corral her 18-month-old grandson Tuesday morning while dealing with pains in her stomach. She’s certain they’re from stress...

Moratorium extension doesn’t mean the end of evictions in Charlotte

Thousands of renters in Charlotte slept last night without fear of being evicted this morning, after the CDC’s last-minute extension of a federal...