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A new name for a street that honors the Confederacy

Charlotte will rename Jefferson Davis Street to Druid Hills Way, part of an effort to reexamine symbols of racism in the city. What’s happening: The new...

10 Charlotte Black history facts and figures you should know

In honor of Juneteenth, which just this week was made a federal holiday, we want to highlight notable Black history facts and figures here in Charlotte....

The time Trump almost built Charlotte’s tallest skyscraper

Back in 2007, the 60-story Bank of America Corporate Center was nearly dethroned as Charlotte’s tallest building when the Trump Organization announced...

The beloved Manor Theatre will close after 73 years in Myers Park

The beloved Manor Twin theater is closing after 73 years in Myers Park. It is the oldest movie theater in Charlotte. And losing it means we’re losing our...

It was just 12 years ago that Charlotte renamed a street after MLK

This article was originally published January 18, 2016, and has been updated. Back in the 1970s, cities across America began renaming streets after Dr. Martin...

Can a dilapidated gas station carry historic significance for the city of Charlotte?

Last week, demolition began on the old Goodyear Building at the corner of S. Tryon and E. Stonewall. In its place, two towers will rise in a $300 million...

4 places that could become Charlotte’s latest historic landmarks

Four places in Charlotte could become the city’s newest historic landmarks. You might not have heard of any of them. But they represent a pretty neat...

What’s in a name? 19 Charlotte names and the people behind them

If you’ve ever found yourself walking through a park or down a street that’s clearly named after someone and ended up feeling like a bad...

Op-Ed: Charlotte doesn’t lack history. You’re not looking hard enough

Charlotte doesn’t lack history. No city that declared independence from England before it was cool to do it lacks history. After a 17-pound golden nugget...

5 secrets about Charlotte you can learn this month

I’ve lived in Charlotte so long I remember when what we called “ethnic dining” was at the all-night Athens Restaurant, and when Thompson’s Bootery and...

Charlotte’s oldest cemetery is almost as old as the city itself

Charlotte’s oldest burial site has held down a prominent hilltop location in the heart of Uptown for almost as long as the city has existed....

The property that will be west Charlotte’s newest townhome development was once a local landmark

Back before this vacant piece of turf was set to become a new upper-class townhome project, it was one of the most visible landmarks in Charlotte. The piece of...