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...

Early voting in the presidential primary begins today. Here’s where to vote and what else is 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...

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...

Brookhill: How one of Charlotte’s most complicated and misunderstood developments could end up a success story

She was later than usual getting home from work, so she figured she’d just make a sandwich for dinner. Something easy, after an 11-hour shift at the...

Can Earnest Winston restore the community’s trust in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ leadership?

A little white house stands alone on a big old plantation way down in Canton, Mississippi. It’s a single story, with three front windows and a front...

A few words on Junior Johnson, the ‘American hero’ who lived a quiet Charlotte life

Main photo by RacingOne/Getty Images, courtesy of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Junior Johnson died Friday afternoon in a Charlotte hospice house. If you’re not...

Journalist Emma Way will join Charlotte Agenda’s team in January

We’re excited to announce that Emma Way will join the Charlotte Agenda team as our managing editor. One of Charlotte’s fastest-rising journalists, Emma...

The best crab cake in Charlotte today, according to the son of a Chesapeake Bay waterman

The former bounty hunter who makes what might be Charlotte’s best crab cake came here to find a runaway club owner, and wound up finding his future wife....

A Charlotte bakery owner delivers bread and comfort to migrant workers on North Carolina’s Christmas tree farms

One hundred miles from his Central Avenue bakery, Manolo Betancur pulls into the parking lot of a Latino grocery store in Sparta, a little mountain town where...

Haji’s sad ending: The boy from our special report last spring was one of two teens killed in a car accident last week

The last time I saw Alhaji Kamara, he was in the passenger’s seat of my truck, and we were returning tables and chairs to a supply store after a big cookout....

Kerr Putney could not solve Charlotte’s violent crime problem. Could any police chief?

Forty years ago this Sunday, long before Kerr Putney exposed a hole in the state’s retirement laws, long before he was a police chief, or even a first-year...

Inside the 24-hour race to save the birds that crashed into the NASCAR Hall of Fame

They swooped into town from Philadelphia or New York or maybe even Canada, hoovering up mosquitoes and dragonflies in flight. To South America, they were...