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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,...

Broadway is back, and Blumenthal CEO Tom Gabbard is pumped

“We’ll be back soon,” the marquee outside Belk Theater read on March 16, 2020. Outside Ovens Auditorium the same day, the sign was less...

What’s next for Rich & Bennett’s world-famous pub crawls

*Editor’s note: This story was last updated on June 25, 2021 Rich & Bennett’s pub crawls were the center of the Charlotte booze universe for 20...

Uptown’s Truist lights — a ‘scarlet letter’ or ‘misunderstood genius’?

Less than two years after BB&T and SunTrust merged to create Truist, the bank sent fresh shockwaves through Charlotte with its gigantic, purple-glowing...

25 Charlotteans who inspired us in 2020

For years, all we did was look up. To the lights on the tall buildings. To the cranes adding the next story. To the jagged skyscraper outline of our great...

Vote for your favorites in these 9 classic North Carolina rivalries

If you couldn’t tell by the countless political commercials, yard signs, and airplane flyover banners, tomorrow is Election Day. This election is one of...

‘What did not change, was racism’: A conversation with Charlotte civil rights icon Harvey Gantt

We’ve come for lunch, but all they’re serving is breakfast. It’s almost noon on June 23, one day after four people were killed on Beatties Ford Road, two...

Why Minneapolis matters everywhere — yes, even Charlotte

A few thoughts about things that seem far away … — A long time before this very long week, on August 11, 1897, a white woman stepped in front of a...

75 years after defeating the Nazis, Charlotte’s WWII veterans mark the occasion in Covid quarantine

He reached out to shake my hand, then remembered we couldn’t do that. “Let’s just do this then,” Sgt. Eugene “Doc” Deibler said as he closed a fist...

Hook Shot Charlie is spreading hope throughout Charlotte. If you want some of it, just try The Hook

He’ll keep shooting until he makes one, then until he misses one, and then … “Hold on, Michael. I got this one,” he tells me. He’s shooting...

11 images of hope Charlotte needs to see this week

This woman hugging the National Guard Seen in Uptown Charlotte by @JayatWUNC #CLTProtest #KeithLamontScott pic.twitter.com/b1g2LSIbHU — WFAE (@WFAE)...