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The Agenda guide to upcoming city council and mayoral elections

Over the next three months voters in the area will decide on Charlotte’s mayor and city council, select Mecklenburg County’s school board and sales...

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...

5 buildings to be redeveloped along Mint Street in South End near Bardo

The Lischerong Development Group, in conjunction with Mark Miller and James Craig of LPA, will redevelop five buildings into 27,000 square feet of mixed-use...

Online T-shirt printing giant opens brick and mortar store at Park Road Shopping Center

Custom Ink, an online custom printing giant, recently opened a brick and mortar showroom in the Park Road Shopping Center — right between Jami Masters School...

The Brooks’ Sandwich House brothers just donated family land to help Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis

The rectangle-shaped 2.1 acres that David and Scott Brooks own on Charlotte’s east side is worth about 17,300 of their famous single burgers with cheese....

Greg Jackson’s Reagan Drive Initiative tackles tough issues at a forgotten interchange on I-85

On April 25, Patrick walks into the 7-Eleven like he usually does—stoned, strung out, and smiling. “Nope,” the owner, James Phillips, tells him. Since...

Target Midtown’s redesign is complete and balance has been restored to the universe — sort of

It’s been 84 years — or about six months — since Target Midtown embarked on a transitional store redesign that’s left urban shoppers wandering...

Inside Charlotte’s proposed $2.6 billion budget: Pay raises, Cross Charlotte Trail, affordable housing — and no tax rate increase

Charlotte City Manager Marcus Jones has proposed a budget for the coming fiscal year that invests in significant pay raises for city employees and prevents...

Two dead and four others injured in shooting at UNC Charlotte

A lone gunman armed with a pistol opened fire on campus at UNC Charlotte yesterday evening, killing two and leaving four others wounded on the last...

Charlotte could finally land medical school under new Wake Forest, Atrium deal

Charlotte could finally land a medical school under an agreement announced Wednesday between Atrium Health and Wake Forest University. Wake Forest plans to...

As Plaza Midwood construction hits a major setback, what’s next for the $187 million Charlotte streetcar?

Nearly a decade ago, Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx touted a streetcar as the key to unlocking development in parts of the city that desperately need it. Today,...