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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...

Why does getting married mean I have to lose my last name?

My name is Mary Gross. I’ve been Mary Gross for 31 years. But all of a sudden everyone expects me to become Mary Ransenberg. Why? Why do I need to let go of...

6 basic driving skills Charlotteans can’t figure out

Charlotte drivers are the worst. I end up doing way more cursing in my car than anyone with an Elevation bumper sticker should be doing, and it’s thanks...

I won’t miss 2018 — here are 4 things I’m doing to get back on track in 2019

2018 is ending, and I for one won’t miss it. You’re like me if your year included divorce, losing a loved one, getting fired, financial trouble or...

Charlotte’s 9 worst hot takes of 2018, ranked

What exactly is a hot take? It’s a knee jerk reaction to the very last thing you experienced based totally on emotion regardless of the facts. Hot takes...

7 things Charlotte should be thankful for this Thanksgiving

We all have a lot to be thankful for: Health, happiness and hash browns from Original Pancake House. Here are the seven things Charlotteans should be thankful...