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Holding Out Hope: A Few Words on the UNC Charlotte Shooting

When Charlotte College moved to a nearly 300-acre stretch of farmland in north Charlotte in 1961, construction crews finished the first two buildings ahead of...

Why I’m leaving Plaza Midwood for an Uptown high-rise

Plaza Midwood was the first place I fell in love with when I moved to Charlotte 11 years ago. It was my first week of college. I’d met a local who took me to...

The 10 people you meet while hiking Crowders Mountain

Just 30 minutes outside of Uptown, there’s a majestic and magical peak called Crowders Mountain. When the weather is nice, its trails become a diverse,...

Charlotte’s #1 fave selfie spot may be in danger, so I want to investigate

A great selfie mural is an important part of being a city full of young people. Nashville has that WhatLiftsYou mural you see on every girl’s Bumble...

I just moved here from LA and it’s exciting to live somewhere my vote counts

California is by most measures the bluest state in the country, and there’s rarely any doubt which candidate will win an election, unless it is a primary...

30 signs you’re a Charlotte “elder millennial”

Not all millennials are created equal. In my last full calendar year I’ll spend in my twenties, I just do not relate to millennials who are 22 or 23. I...

Why I removed the Elevation decal from my car

It’s a Friday night and I’m at The Hop Shop in Plaza Midwood. I’m “getting drinks,” or what Baby Boomers used to call a first date. Things are going...

12 things I learned during my first semester of college

While reflecting on my first semester of college, I decided that the only way to properly sum up my experience would be to make a list of things I’ve...

OP-ED: Are self-serve bars cooler than breweries? I’m now starting to think so

Pour Taproom, Hoppin’, and soon Pinhouse have brought the pour-your-own beer craze to Charlotte. Initially I was concerned that the self-serve concept...

10 most popular Charlotte Agenda stories of 2018

It always fascinating to see what Charlotte loves to read. Here are the Agenda’s 10 most read stories in 2018. No. 10 16 things rich Charlotte...

15 bold predictions for Charlotte in 2019

‘Tis the season for New Year’s predictions. Here are 15 bold ones for Charlotte in 2019. Taxes rise by 25 percent. Mecklenburg County is finalizing...

In defense of ghosting

This might sound like a stupid question, but what is so wrong about ghosting? After some great Bumble conversations and one or two awesome dates, you think...