New Charlotte sports card shop opens today with beer and a 100K LaMelo rookie card

One unexpected flower re-blooming in the shadows of the long pandemic winter: sports trading cards. Yes, the things kids in the 1950s and ’60s put in...

Save the birds, Charlotte. Turn off your office lights

Bird lovers are asking Charlotte workers and businesses to remember to turn out their office lights at night to help save the lives of migrating birds. Their...

Journalist Laura Barrero joins Axios Charlotte

We’re excited to share some good news today: Laura Barrero is the newest member of the Axios Charlotte team. She started Monday as a reporter. Why it...

Nearly 1,200 Afghan refugees headed to North Carolina

North Carolina will receive 1,169 Afghan refugees as part of the wave of resettlements across the United States, following their home country’s fall to...

$500K Picasso exhibit could be Charlotte’s next big arts move after Van Gogh

Charlotte’s next big art exhibit could be Picasso, but it’ll come at a cost of about $500,000 split between the city and county. What it is: “Picasso...

Crab cake sticker shock: A crabmeat shortage hits Charlotte restaurants

When your restaurant makes arguably the best crab cakes in the city, and people line up for hours to eat your crab cakes, to the point where you’ve...

Union County’s schools go their own way on COVID restrictions

Two Fridays ago, Scott Ladner’s son Henry was at the last walkthrough practice for Weddington Middle’s first football game when an administrator...

COVID’s return: Big college football weekend didn’t result in COVID outbreaks in Charlotte

This is a running stream of COVID-19 updates. It was last updated on Sept. 13, 2021 at 11am. One of the biggest weekends in live sports in Charlotte history...

Fear grips Charlotte’s schools and neighborhoods during deadly week

Note: This story was updated at 2:30 Thursday with reports of Malek Moore’s arrest. “I know you’re asleep but supposedly there’s gonna...

Behind the scenes at the Duke’s Mayo Classic, and the 72 hours that brought Charlotte to life again

The moments before Saturday’s Clemson-Georgia game were as electric as any Charlotte’s experienced in years. Tens of thousands of fans painted in...

The long-awaited Gold Line streetcar is here

The extended Lynx Gold Line, stretching from Johnson C. Smith University to Plaza Midwood, opens Monday after a string of delays and controversies....

Key bills involving police conduct and riots advance in legislature

Note: This story was updated on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. Two bills closely monitored by police and civil rights activists alike advanced in the North Carolina...