special report

‘To live another day’: Survivors want to make it easier to report domestic violence in Charlotte

Rashida Gittens is walking me, step by actual step, through her story of escaping domestic abuse, when she turns a corner and sees the magistrate’s window....

Exclusive: Those “skill games” arcades feed off of Charlotte’s lower-income neighborhoods

At a former Bank of America branch on North Graham Street, just around the corner from what used to be drive-through lanes, flashing lights mark the entrance...

Here’s what election fraud really looks like

The following is the Prologue to The Vote Collectors, excerpted for Axios Charlotte ahead of the book’s Nov. 16, 2021 release. A blazing pink sky...

#TeamCameronGray: The Hilliard family’s mission to find a cure for childhood cancer

He’s been through dozens of rounds of radiation and chemotherapy. He’s temporarily moved to another state to participate in trial treatments for the...

Scoop: Defunct events company EatWorkPlay got $50K in COVID relief

It’s been two years since EatWorkPlay’s last event in Charlotte, but earlier this year the company applied for and received $49,569 in COVID-19...

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...

The woman behind the Panthers’ social media, and her miracle child

The toddler pressed his face against the glass door at 7:01am, hoping someone would let him out. Tripp had 29 minutes left to be free from the breathing tubes...

The most millennial city council in America can’t get along

Three years ago, six people lined up in front of Charlotte’s government center for a photo. They were all under 40, five men and one woman, five Democrats...

The long drive from Charlotte: Jacob Blake’s father left as soon as he heard the news. This weekend he returns

That Sunday evening, Big Jake Blake was driving on South Boulevard toward his favorite Thai restaurant when his phone rang throughout the car. It was Julia...

Special report: 10 days in tent city with the ‘new faces’ of homelessness in Charlotte

Past the tent where Cosmo makes paintings, past the tent where Angelique chews on a spoonful of coffee grounds in the morning, around the corner where Michael...

Why Charlotte must keep saying Justin Carr’s name

The little boy sprints from the patio to the memory garden. His white Nikes glide across the grass, and short braids flop on a summer evening. He’s in the...

Mona Lisa’s checklist: A homeless woman’s quest to ‘just get a job’ in Charlotte

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