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New “social districts” would allow drinking in the streets in parts of Charlotte

Gov. Cooper signed a bill earlier this month that would allow North Carolina cities and counties to create their own “social districts” where...

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...

In theaters now: “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” — a new movie based on an evangelist and LGBTQ+ ally from Charlotte

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 called...

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...

6 more bad parts of driving in Charlotte, according to readers

Well, you all ate up our “9 worst parts of driving in Charlotte” story from earlier this summer. Many of you wrote in with more driving pet peeves...

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...

New rooftop bar under fire for controversial dress code

Uptown’s newest rooftop bar hummed its first weekend with cocktails and selfies, but internet reviews and social media comments tell a different story....

The iconic Penguin sign will be removed and relocated

When Frank Scibelli took over the former Penguin and NC Red space in February, he planned to restore and save the beloved Penguin Drive-In sign. The FS Food...

Evictions restart, putting Charlotte renters at risk

Evictions have resumed in Mecklenburg County after being on hold in some cases for more than a year. Meanwhile, thousands of renters are still awaiting rental...

A developer aims to preserve the old Fourth Ward Bread building in a new Graham Street project

Fourth Ward Bread was only open for a year in a nearly century-old converted warehouse on Graham Street, from 2013 to 2014, before a fire wiped it out. Despite...