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Sales tax, city council, mayor, and school board: The Agenda guide to Election Day 2019

Voters in the area will decide today on Charlotte’s mayor and city council, and select Mecklenburg County’s at-large school board members....

The proposed tax hike for the arts (and, yes, other things) is the dominant issue facing voters in the upcoming local elections

Over the last few weeks, voters have faced a deluge of information aimed at swaying them for or against a quarter-cent sales tax hike in Mecklenburg County....

Inside the 24-hour race to save the birds that crashed into the NASCAR Hall of Fame

They swooped into town from Philadelphia or New York or maybe even Canada, hoovering up mosquitoes and dragonflies in flight. To South America, they were...

It’s homecoming at UNC Charlotte, and a millennial coach is finally making us care about the football team.

After the Charlotte 49ers dismantled Massachusetts 52-17 earlier this month, strobe lights fired and Drake blared as players danced on top of lockers, and a...

With Billy Joel news, David Tepper says Bank of America is open for concert business

Billy Joel is coming to Bank of America Stadium. This will be the fourth concert at the Uptown stadium in its 23-year history. The major news about the show...

After 8 suicides at one Uptown parking deck, a mental health advocate posts signs that remind people they’re not alone

Since 2012, the Center City Green parking garage near the Spectrum Center has been the setting for eight suicides. Six have happened since 2015, and the most...

Latinos, the never-ending 9th District contest, and a crowded city council race: Why this September Election Day is bigger than any in recent memory

At 9 a.m. on August 20, 15 years after she started the immigration process, Elizabeth Borja became a United States citizen. One day later she went uptown to...

Boy Scouts’ information exposed during brief data breach

A partner of the Boy Scouts of America inadvertently exposed the personal information of children and their parents last month. What happened: Boy Scouts...

Charlotte is (finally) moving ahead with work on a pedestrian bridge connecting South End with Uptown

The city of Charlotte is getting ready to solve a problem that’s frustrated pedestrians for years: How to safely and easily cross over Interstate 277...

Although years from moving into its new South End tower, Lowe’s is aggressively staffing up already

Lowe’s is still years away from moving into its new tech hub in South End, but the Mooresville-based corporation has already begun aggressively...

Beloved Cotswold shop Toys & Co. has put itself up for sale

The popular family-owned Cotswold shop Toys & Co. has put itself up for sale. The company is downsizing and moving forward will only operate its flagship...

Mecklenburg County considering new quarter-cent sales tax to support the arts. Here’s what you need to know

The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners appears close to asking voters to approve a new sales tax increase that would primarily support arts...