Michael Marsicano’s last lap as Charlotte’s ‘most powerful’ person

Michael Marsicano hesitated before moving to Charlotte. This was 1989. He was a young phenom in the arts world. Ph.D. from Duke. Seven years as director of...

Study: 20% of Black mortgage applicants in N.C. denied

Black homebuyers in North Carolina are twice as likely to be denied for mortgages as white homebuyers. By the numbers: A recent Zillow analysis of Housing and...

Farewell message for Panthers fans from social media guru Amie Kiehn

Amie Kiehn, the wizard behind the Panthers’ entertaining social media feeds, stepped down from her coveted job last week to spend more time with her...

A rare Charlotte snow day (well, ice day)

The sleet hurts. We should say that first. Why it matters: Charlotte’s first significant winter storm in more than three years is hardly a fluffy, dreamy...

A Black artist’s new show aims to build bridges across difference

On one side of the table is Hugh McColl, a white 86-year-old banking legend who grew up in a rural cotton community in South Carolina in the 1930s and 40s. On...

NEW: Senate candidate Beasley raised $2.1 million in fourth quarter

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley’s campaign says it will report $2.1 million raised in the fourth quarter of 2021, marking her best quarter...

On the front lines with StarMed’s CEO during the intense Omicron surge

There’s a line again today, same as yesterday, same as New Year’s Day and Christmas. There’s always a line. Mike Estramonte walks across...

Happy birthday, Big Chair

Today in 1951: Workers placed the cornerstone of the 30-foot tall “World’s Largest Chair” in Thomasville, about an hour north of Charlotte....

Restoring faith in N.C. elections

Fraud isn’t rampant in our elections, but it also isn’t mere myth. It’s there, threatening some small-scale contests in places flung far from busy...

25 Charlotteans who inspired us in 2021

This story is proudly presented by Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region, empowering Charlotteans with affordable homeownership. Get inspired and learn...

Charlotte doesn’t have enough housing for wave of Afghans

Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte has considered itself in “disaster relief mode” since September as it tries to resettle Afghan refugees...

Exclusive: The last days of Jeff Jackson’s campaign for Senate

Maybe it was Cherokee, or Chatham. Hard to tell. But at some point during his whirlwind driving tour of all 100 North Carolina counties this summer, Jeff...