Life

4 Charlotte-themed tattoos from a crown to the skyline

We know you love the Queen City, so much you’ve got ink to prove it.  Last month, we asked you to share your tattoos and stories. From skylines to a CLT...

TikToker lived in nine cities in nine months before choosing Charlotte

Where would you go if you could just travel and live anywhere? That question inspired Mikayla Marchuk and her older sister Alyssa Marchuk to leave Chicago and...

Charlotte’s ultimate meet cute: Love on the light rail

If ever a rom-com were set in Charlotte, it would tell the story of Pamela Birlet and George Dortche. What happened: The two Bank of America employees met on...

Charlotteans are making room for bigger jeans in their closets

After over a decade of skinny jeans as the standard, an old trend is making its way back, as old trends often do. What’s happening: Our new pandemic...

Charlotteans try #vanlife for a change of scenery

The pandemic has inspired many new trends, but perhaps the most adventurous is #vanlife. To be fair, people explored new places in vans that doubled as their...

The remarkable story of Havana Carolina, a Cuban restaurant where two UNC Charlotte students help keep their father’s dream alive

Some American dreams begin with tragedy. On a chilly Wednesday morning before Thanksgiving two years ago, a man driving a pickup truck fell asleep at the wheel...

My initial reaction moving from LA to Charlotte

“Are we being punked?” My husband keeps asking me that, several months after we moved to Charlotte from California. Most recently, the question was...

25 things I’ve learned at 25 (and 5 more I hope to learn by 30)

I woke up this morning officially in my mid-twenties. 25 feels like a milestone, and it’s one I’ve been simultaneously excited and terrified to...

I spoke with a hospice nurse about death. Here are the takeaways

I’ve never seen someone die, but there are people living in our city that see death every single day. These are the men and women who work in our city’s...

How long does it take to bond out of jail in Charlotte?

People who are booked into the Mecklenburg County jail tend to be there for awhile. And at least a handful of them each day remain incarcerated for want of a...

Mecklenburg will likely give up its title as state’s biggest county soon

Mecklenburg County takes pride in being the most populous in North Carolina. But it appears that it will soon be overtaken. The most recent population estimate...

Not your typical Saturday in the S.C. mountains

I took the dog out to the South Carolina mountains this weekend to get away for a few days. My girlfriend and most of my close buddies were out of town, and I...