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Fresh renderings: Midwood Smokehouse will expand to Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Midwood Smokehouse will open at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. This will be the local restaurant’s fifth Charlotte location. What’s...

Try #VanLife around Charlotte for $153 a night

I spent a weekend without a toilet or a plan exploring western North Carolina in a bright yellow 19-foot van, and I loved every minute. The big picture: The...

6 things to know about Charlotte airport’s latest expansion

The first section of Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s expanded terminal lobby opens on July 27. State of play: This is the second phase in the...

9 waterfalls within 3 hours of Charlotte that you can see this weekend

North Carolina is home to hundreds of waterfalls — enough for a lifetime of day hikes from Charlotte. We’ve narrowed down the pool for you with 9 of...

Beach getaway: 25 things to eat and do around Ocean Isle Beach and the southern N.C. coast

One morning last summer, I went out on a run along the beach of Ocean Isle at sunrise, curled around toward the Intracoastal Waterway, and found myself alone....

Explore North Carolina’s “Road to Nowhere,” three hours from Charlotte

If you’re looking for North Carolina’s famous “Road to Nowhere,” just follow the dead end signs in the outskirts of Bryson City. The...

12 must-visit mountain towns within four hours of Charlotte

When the temperature rises, do what any good Charlottean would do and head up to the mountains for fresh air. Get oriented: Both the Blue Ridge Mountains and...

Definitive guide to CLT Airport — Where to eat, how to kill time and skip lines

Charlotte is home to one of the best airports in the country. Why? It’s easy to navigate between concourses — no need for a shuttle. Parking is more...

Charlotte’s expanding airport

Concourse A Expansion – Phase II is underway at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. What’s happening: The 10-gate, $231 million project, which...

American Airlines adds 68 new direct flights for college football

American Airlines is gearing up for college football season by adding flights for fans. What’s happening: The world’s largest airline, which has a...

7 boat rentals near Charlotte starting at $255

It’s boat season, and companies recommend you book in advance if you want to spend time on the water this summer. Why it matters: Charlotte may be...

Brevard getaway: Stay off-the-grid and explore North Carolina’s “land of waterfalls”

Waterfalls, crisp mountain air, fresh trout, local boutiques and chocolate. In Brevard, you get it all. When I visited the town of about 8,000 people in April,...