The summer of 2020 will be a defining season for Charlotte

My brother and I had some pork over the charcoal the other day when we heard a noise in the oak tree in my backyard. At first it sounded like a squirrel...

Charlotte’s music scene is “in the emergency room”

The last time Laura and I went out — as in out-out, as in past 9 p.m. — we spent the night standing on the slanted floor at the Neighborhood Theatre. This...

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...

Charlotte Agenda receives investment from Knight Foundation to hire investigative reporter

We’re thrilled to announce that the Charlotte Agenda has received an investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to hire an investigative...

Public Service Reporter

Primary role: The Public Service Reporter exists to produce investigations and enterprise projects that serve the public good. Our expectation is that...

Joe Biden won nearly every precinct in Mecklenburg County and cruised in North Carolina. Plus: a full roundup of 18 other primary contests

A month ago, U.S. Representative Alma Adams didn’t have much company among prominent Mecklenburg County Democrats in her endorsement of Joe Biden. Mayor...

Agenda guide to the primary elections, including polling hours and other races on the ballot

In North Carolina, the past three presidential contests have been decided by an average of 2 percentage points. The state will once again be among the most...

Why Charlotte is so important to the Bloomberg campaign, and what that says about us

On back-to-back days last week, Hugh McColl attended invitation-only gatherings for his preferred presidential candidate. The 84-year-old former Bank of...

What high school students learned from a Nobel Laureate who’s treated more than 40,000 sexual assault victims

Sadie Weiss was just another high school student in a Charlotte coffee shop recently, reading about the ways rape is used as an act of war in the Democratic...

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

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Analysis: The Charlotte Observer’s owner filed for bankruptcy. What will that mean for Charlotte?

Last Thursday morning, the Charlotte Observer published the results of the kind of reporting needed in our eager, corruptible city. “District drops...

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...