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Big city dwellers can’t seem to stay away from Charlotte

Northerners can’t seem to stay away from Charlotte — but they aren’t alone. Why it matters: New Yorkers flocked to Charlotte during the pandemic....

Charlotte’s building boom, in numbers

Charlotte’s construction boom took a slight hit during the first year of COVID-19. But it came roaring back last year, according to county building...

New South Blvd coffee shop “Sumaq” hopes to bring flavors of South America to Charlotte

Sumaq Coffee is a locally owned coffee shop and bakery located on South Blvd by the Archdale Station. It soft-opened last week, and it was so successful that...

A rematch on Charlotte City Council

With candidate filing officially over, Charlotte’s at-large City Council Democratic race will be a rematch between incumbent and former members, all with...

What you won’t see on the road: NC’s rejected vanity license plates

There are three main reasons the NC DMV will deny your request for a vanity license plate. Driving the news: To date, more than 9,000 submissions for vanity...

‘A difficult work environment’: Mayor Pro Tem’s parting thoughts

For all of Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt’s achievements in seven years on City Council, she’s also leaving with frustrations. Officially, the Mayor...

It’s going to be a big year in Charlotte politics

In normal times, the Charlotte City Council that meets for the first time in 2022 on Monday would feature a few newly-elected faces. But this isn’t a...

25 Charlotteans who inspired us in 2021

This story is proudly presented by Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region, empowering Charlotteans with affordable homeownership. Get inspired and learn...

Exclusive: 11 things to know about Charlotte FC’s first head coach

Charlotte FC’s inaugural head coach is a teacher at heart.  Miguel Ángel Ramírez may have arrived in the U.S. to coach in Major League Soccer, but one...

Charlotte may crack down on Airbnb and other short-term rentals

Airbnb is cracking down on New Year’s Eve parties again, but the bigger story for next year will likely be what the city of Charlotte is trying to do to...

3 tips to navigating the DMV and becoming an official North Carolinian

If you need a new license by the end of this year, you should probably make your appointment now. The first available slot at many locations isn’t...

Where our readers were on 9/11

At 10am that day, as the second tower fell in New York, bankers poured out of the 60-story Bank of America Corporate Center in Charlotte. It was, after all,...