Start thinking about daycare before your child is born to get in line on year-long wait lists in Charlotte

Talk to local moms and dads in the early years of raising kids here in Charlotte and they’ll be quick to tell you — childcare is hard to find. Both...

I tried living zero-waste in Charlotte — and was wildly unsuccessful

Recycling is the new norm, and that’s pretty cool. But you would have to recycle some 40,000 bottles to offset the carbon footprint of one round-trip New...

This 3-mile hike through a 10,400-acre forest features three waterfalls – as seen in Hunger Games and Last of the Mohicans

Love waterfalls? Then you need to do this three-mile hike inside DuPont State Recreational Forest. The DuPont State Recreational Forest is located in the Blue...

How these 5 women founded startups taking Charlotte by storm

We sat down with five of Charlotte’s female founders to talk about collaboration, women helping women, and what’s on the horizon for Charlotte’s startup...

5 hikes for Charlotteans obsessed with the outdoors

These earlier months don’t mean that Charlotte outdoor lovers need to stay in. From sunny January days spent scrambling down the boulders of Crowders...

The Waggle Company raises $750,000 in seed round led by Charlotte Angel Fund

Charlotte dog-walking startup The Waggle Company has had a big six months. They were named StartCharlotte’s startup of the year, then selected from more than...

The complete guide to getting your child accepted to a private school in Charlotte

Families are used to campus tours, recommendation letters, interminable applications and standardized tests as part of getting into college. But for some of...

How Charlotte employers stack up for prospective parents

Which Charlotte employers have the best parental leave policies? We found out for you. As Charlotte’s largest employers and fastest-growing startups...

Recreation of princess-to-be Meghan Markle’s engagement ring currently for sale at Diamonds Direct in SouthPark for $28,000

Meghan Markle’s entire wardrobe may be selling out online, but you can buy her engagement ring right here in Charlotte. “When a princess-to-be gets...