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This is why I keep coming back home to Charlotte to protest

I have lived in Charlotte all of my life. I went to CMS schools and spent my time in various different parts of Charlotte. I am a die-hard Panthers fan, could...

As a recruiter, here’s how I answer the question “What quick Charlotte job search advice can you give me?”

Looking for a new job in 2017? Here’s a few simple, but overlooked do’s and don’ts I’ve picked up in my last few years as a 20-something...

I ran 366 consecutive days in 2016 and this is what I discovered about Charlotte

Last January, I committed to running at least 1 mile every day of the year. Why? Because I am crazy and I would get bragging rights for accomplishing a...

I moved to Charlotte from Atlanta 6 months ago, and this is my initial reaction

Chad Floyd is a confusing blend of real estate broker, dog lover, beer enthusiast and college football fanatic. Linked by proximity, the only metropolitan hubs...

I waited in line behind a mom paying with food stamps. It showed me how our grocery chains have lost their way

(David is a C-Suite financial executive who also provides coaching and inspiration to the next generation of leaders. He likes to turn mundane tasks like...

I was traveling with 15 Charlotte high school students in Cuba when Fidel Castro died

Students from Charlotte Country Day learned firsthand native Cubans' perspective on the complicated history between the U.S. and Cuba and were exposed to a different worldview.

I hired a life coach and she changed my life. No, it’s not a gimmicky trend.

A little over 10 years ago when I was 29 years old, I hit a rock bottom that could only be described as a blessing. I spent my 20s between Chapel Hill,...

I joined the secret Pantsuit Nation Facebook group and what I saw was beautiful

It started as Pantsuit Nation. It became something else. Last week one of my friends added me to Pantsuit Nation, a ‘”secret” Facebook group...

It’s not you, it’s me. Charlotte, I’m leaving you.

Charlotte, I’m leaving you in a few short days. I know you didn’t see this coming because I didn’t see it coming. I don’t think our friends...

Our first 2 years at Sycamore Brewing

(Note: Sarah Taylor Brigham, 32, is the owner of Sycamore Brewing along with her husband Justin.) Looking back at my photographs from two years ago it’s...

What it was like getting tear gassed Wednesday night in Charlotte

(Note: Bruce Clark is the Digital Inclusion Project Manager at Queens University of Charlotte. We saw his account on Facebook – video below – and reached...

Who was that courageous civilian leader with a tie that you saw on CNN Wednesday night? My coworker

(Note: Chrissie Beth is a public defender. She is graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and has been an Assistant Public Defender in Mecklenburg...