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...

The world knows Chynna Deese because of how she died. Now her family wants to make sure we remember how she lived.

At 10:56 a.m. on July 6, one week to the day before their last communication, Chynna Deese’s phone lit up with a familiar message from her mother. “I’m...

Agenda Election Roundup: South Charlotte went all-in for Dan McCready, but Dan Bishop won the 9th District

Dan Bishop took the stage at his victory party Tuesday night surrounded by pyrotechnics, then held out his phone so the President could talk to the crowd on...

The Brooks’ Sandwich House brothers just donated family land to help Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis

The rectangle-shaped 2.1 acres that David and Scott Brooks own on Charlotte’s east side is worth about 17,300 of their famous single burgers with cheese....

Greg Jackson’s Reagan Drive Initiative tackles tough issues at a forgotten interchange on I-85

On April 25, Patrick walks into the 7-Eleven like he usually does—stoned, strung out, and smiling. “Nope,” the owner, James Phillips, tells him. Since...