coronavirus

Current status of coronavirus in Charlotte: Statewide testing options continue to expand

This story was last updated at 6:20 p.m. on Thursday, May 28. We’ll continue to regularly update it. Any new information will be added below and included...

The president threatened to pull the RNC from Charlotte. Here’s how local officials responded.

With 172 words across four tweets on Memorial Day morning, President Trump seemed to issue an ultimatum to North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper: If the Spectrum...

Here’s how and where to get a COVID-19 test in Charlotte. Plus, antibody testing explained

For weeks, we reported on how hard it was to get tested for COVID-19 due to supply shortages. Now, tests and antibody tests are a lot more accessible. The full...

Explainer: Phase two of reopening starts Friday. Restaurants and salons can reopen, bars and gyms remain closed

This story was last updated at 5:50 p.m. on Friday, May 22. We’ll continue to update it as part of our ongoing coronavirus coverage. Any new information will...

Could coronavirus actually speed up Charlotte’s growth?

The rapid growth of Charlotte is woven into the city’s modern identity, much like banking and breweries. From 2018 to 2019, the Charlotte metropolitan...

Not enough people are wearing face masks, officials say. Is NC on track for phase two of reopening?

North Carolina is almost a week into phase one of reopening, with phase two on the horizon for next week. So, how are we doing so far? Phase one — which...

After four months abroad, this Charlotte mom could finally come home

It was 7 a.m. in Charlotte but 8 p.m. in South Korea, when I spoke with Trina Diakabanzila two Fridays ago. Back then it was hard for her to get time alone,...

Charlotte photographer launches pandemic portrait series to tell the stories behind the masks

When coronavirus-related restrictions closed restaurants to dine-in customers, Kevin Hooper was suddenly out of work as a food runner at Haberdish. With some...

Scooters are returning to Charlotte this weekend

When businesses started to close in March, scooter companies in Charlotte quietly collected their hundreds of little electric vehicles from city sidewalks and...

Charlotte’s summer of coronavirus

When North Carolina confirmed its first case of COVID-19 in early March, it was almost inconceivable that we’d still be battling this virus through summer....

A crisis for big retail in Charlotte awaits on the other side of a shutdown

This story was updated on Friday, May 9 at 1:50 p.m. Department stores and the malls they anchor were already struggling before coronavirus. Now, the outbreak...

225+ Charlotte restaurants that are offering curbside pickup, delivery, and discounts

If you’re tired of cooking and are looking for a way to support local businesses through this hard time, here’s a list of restaurants and breweries...