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Explainer: Critical race theory, and why it matters now in Charlotte and North Carolina

Race is the topic of the summer again, but this time it’s not playing out in demonstrations in the street but in the halls of state legislatures. Critical...

North Carolina launches $1 million giveaway to incentivize vaccinations

Gov. Cooper on Thursday announced that North Carolina will begin a $1 million cash drawing program to encourage people to get the coronavirus vaccine....

Records: Arrival turned down more than $2M in incentives for South End HQ

The state of North Carolina offered electric vehicle maker Arrival $2 million in incentives to open a North American headquarters in Charlotte, according to...

9 worst parts of driving in Charlotte, according to readers

Drivers in west Charlotte rejoiced in April when the N.C. Department of Transportation fixed a notorious bump on Wilkinson Boulevard. We got tons of...

“The Eyes of Tammy Faye” trailer gives a first look at new movie depicting the former Charlottean’s life

The complicated life of Tammy Faye Messner (formerly Bakker), an evangelist and LGBTQ+ ally, will be told through her point of view in a new movie premiering...

Records: Charlotte’s homicide rate highest it’s been in two decades

In 2020 Charlotte’s homicide rate was the highest it’s been in 21 years, as the number of murders continues to rise at a faster rate than the population....

Credit Karma announces $13M Charlotte expansion, adding 600 jobs

This story was last updated Friday, May 28 at 8:45am to include details of incentives from the city. Fintech company Credit Karma has been in Charlotte for...

What’s changed in Charlotte in the year since George Floyd’s death

It’s hot again, if you haven’t noticed, and Charlotte’s sidewalks are purple splotches from fallen mulberries again. Just two seasonal...

COVID trends continue to improve since N.C. lifted most restrictions

It’s been just over a week since COVID-related restrictions were lifted, including the mask mandate, and metrics have remained encouraging. Why it...

Interactive map: Rise and fall of N.C.’s Confederate monuments

Twenty-four Confederate monuments have been removed in North Carolina since the police killing of George Floyd one year ago, according to data from the...

Who’s behind those “Stop the Violence” billboards?

You might’ve noticed one of the 34 billboards around Charlotte that read: “We’re losing the Black race,” “We can’t all rise...

CMPD’s bad tweet and the struggle to recruit officers

Minutes after a jury in Minnesota found Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd, Charlotte’s police department tweeted about how great being a cop is....