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20 snow day photos from all over Charlotte

A sheet of ice still covers much of Charlotte after Sunday’s storm, and with freezing temperatures expected all week, the slush isn’t going...

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...

Charlotte is in the midst of its own baby boom

As fertility rates have declined across the state and nationwide in recent years, Charlotte is experiencing an isolated baby boom of its own. What’s...

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...

Liquor sales surged in the Charlotte area last year

Liquor sales in Mecklenburg County rose faster last year than any time in the past decade, according to an Axios analysis of new data from the North Carolina...

5 big takeaways from CMPD’s end of year report

2019 and 2020 marked some of Charlotte’s deadliest years in decades, but 2021 did not follow the same pattern. With rising national crime rates, calls...

CMS has a gun problem, but the problem is bigger than CMS

The school year is only about half over, but to date 23 guns have been found on Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools campuses. Those numbers certainly indicate that...

The big ideas for center city’s future — including a cap on 277

Charlotte leaders are dreaming big for the future of center city, even if it’s far from certain in a continued COVID-19 reality. What: The Center City...

Charlotte planning director behind contentious 2040 plan to leave for Greensboro

Charlotte planning director Taiwo Jaiyeoba, who led the biggest citywide planning effort in decades, is leaving to become the city manager of Greensboro. The...

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...

5 ways pandemic money helped, and failed, those in need

As the coronavirus caused economic ruin, lawmakers from the city to the federal level scrambled to deploy billions of dollars to help stave off some of the...