Tim Long
| @TimLongCLT
Writer, avid golfer and political junkie who's chronicled the Charlotte area for more than 10 years.

Here’s the reason the Hornets are having their best season in years

Most NBA analysts predicted yet another rebuilding write-off season for the Hornets in 2015-16, with the playoffs a slight possibility. Man, were they wrong....

The day the QC lost its cool (and it felt so good!)

(Note: The header photo is courtesy of @connorcase15 / Twitter) If you believe random rankings on the Internet — and who doesn’t — Carolina Panther...

How driving down Wilkinson Boulevard is like driving back in time

The Wilkinson Boulevard corridor of Charlotte doesn’t get written about much on this website (or any other website for that matter). After all, other than a...

20 things that make Cam Newton “Cam”

Cam Newton is perhaps the most known and highest paid athlete ever to play professional sports in Charlotte (excluding NASCAR drivers, maybe). And while he is...

7 basic answers to questions native Charlotteans get most

Over three decades, Charlotte has almost doubled its population thanks to its jobs, climate and Southern charm. It’s made us one of the fastest-growing...

8 houses or condos in Charlotte you can book on Airbnb

We are living in the age of disruption. Our phones, TVs, cars, taxis, retail markets — it’s all being changed by the Internet. Add hotels to that list of...

An old-school barbershop and 13 other things to know about Indian Trail

My parents moved to Indian Trail in 1970 to start a community newspaper. At that time, the town had 405 residents. (My parents’ newspaper, The Southeast...

Here’s one bold idea that could change Charlotte forever

Charlotte, as cities go, is about as bland as the lobby of a bank. Nice generic art, plain design, no color and clean. I’ll take the clean part – not...

12 reasons why Charlotte is a great tree city

What do Austin, Portland, Seattle and Charlotte have in common? Centers for advanced liberal thought? Not quite. Those cities made the list of “10 Best...

12 ways to make the most of tailgating at a Panthers game

The Carolina Panthers have one of the most unusual stadiums in the NFL. Unlike most stadiums, Bank of America is located in the heart of a downtown area with...

7 things the casual Panthers fan should know this season

You may have noticed that the Agenda doesn’t cover a lot of sports. It’s not that we don’t like sports – many of the writers are as obsessed with...

12 images and postcards that depict Charlotte’s rich collegiate history

A few years ago, I met a lawyer who had just moved to Charlotte to work in a large firm Uptown. He liked the city a lot, but noted that it would never be a...