Our top 10 stories and top 5 videos of 2017

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#1: New 56 tiny home neighborhood is underway in northwest Charlotte

Views: 85,000+

Take: Charlotteans want to trade for location and a smaller mortgage/rent. Tiny spaces are hot right now. There’s a huge opportunity for developers to do more micro-apartments and tiny homes. We’re ready.


#2: 15 most annoying types of Charlotteans, ranked

Views: 60,000+

Take: Our city lacks a lighting rod columnist, so culturally relevant stories like this always race over the internet. This list was our PG-13 version. An R-rated version would have gone insanely viral, but my mom would have been upset.


#3: Topgolf opens June 9 in south Charlotte. Here’s a sneak peek and what to expect

Views: 55,000+

Take: Biggest new opening of 2017. I know it’s odd (sad?) but Charlotte Topgolf was probably the biggest story in our city in 2017. The facility lived up to the hype, which has kept the buzz going.


#4: 50 Charlotte date night ideas that clock in at $20 and under

Views: 55,000+

Take: Nice to see Charlotteans falling in love — on the cheap.


#5: How hard is it to earn admission into each UNC system school?

Views: 55,000+

Take: Useful data can go viral.


#6: 50 must-try Charlotte Cheap Eats under $10

Views: 50,000+

Take: No surprise that people love eating tasty, inexpensive dishes.


#7: Best burgers in Charlotte? Here’s the definitive ranking of Charlotte’s top 10 burger spots

Views: 45,000+

Take: Even as burgers improve in Charlotte, there is still room for more premium burger restaurants.


#8: The 10 inexpensive restaurant institutions that every Charlotte newbie needs to visit at least once

Views: 40,000+

Take: With so many new people moving to our city, newcomer’s are hungry for information targeted directly at them.


#9: Top 50 restaurants in Charlotte, ranked

Views: 40,000+

Take: With so many new restaurants popping up, people want to know where they fit amongst the Charlotte restaurant establishment.


#10: Trust me, go order the $3.50 burger from this seat-less restaurant in NoDa. And get it “All the way”

Views: 40,000+

Take: It’s just that good.

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Top 5 Agenda Videos

Katie led our video effort this year and while we don’t produce a high volume of video (maybe one or two a week), they’re widely viewed.

In 2017, we did a few million video views.

#1: WinterFest transforms Carowinds into a holiday wonderland with more than 5 million lights

Views: 250,000+


#2: Hoppin’, the city’s first self-serve craft beer and wine bar, now open

Views: 140,000+


#3: The Chinese Lantern Festival opens today at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Views: 120,000+


#4: Take a look inside Topgolf Charlotte

Views: 85,000+


#5: Cookie Dough Bliss, a new raw cookie dough bar, is now open

Views: 60,000+

Happy New Year! Our team is looking forward to programming for you in 2018.

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