OP-ED

OP-ED: Why these two Charlotte leaders are supporting the affordable housing bonds

We received a lot of feedback to Andrew Dunn’s October 23rd op-ed Why I voted no on Charlotte’s affordable housing bonds. Today we’re...

OP-ED: Why I voted no on Charlotte’s affordable housing bonds

Charlotte definitely has an affordable housing problem. Thousands of people here live on annual wages well beneath the poverty line, and rent prices have...

Op-Ed: Please stop tearing down my city

Editor’s note: Erin Chantry, LEED AP ND, CNU-A, is a native Charlottean and urban designer and planner for the City of Charlotte. With a BA in...

Op-Ed: North Carolina teachers shouldn’t protest — they should quit

This month, thousands of teachers traveled from all over the state to the capital in Raleigh. They were there to sloganeer, demand better pay, and push for...

Op-Ed: Dockless scooters are back on the streets of Charlotte today. 3 reasons I’m not excited

Editor’s Note: Lime, a California-based bike-sharing company, rolled out a fleet of electric scooters in Charlotte on May 8. The program was promptly...

Does Charlotte have an equivalent to the Hollywood sign? These 6 spots have to be top contenders.

Sightseeing in Charlotte isn’t always easy. When you’re visiting friends in big cities, there’s a ton of touristy stuff to see, like the...

Op-Ed: Forget pay raises and longer terms, it’s time to eliminate at-large seats

Last Monday, at the first regular meeting of the newly elected Charlotte City Council, freshman councilman Braxton Winston expressed his desire to see his and...

Suburbs may be getting cooler, but they will never, ever be as cool as the city

The suburbs may be getting cooler, but they will never, ever be as cool as the city. You might assume they are based on real estate trends and survey...

Op-Ed: If we’re serious about landing a MLS team, here’s where the stadium should actually go

We’ve hit a major roadblock with all things related to Memorial Stadium. The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners ultimately voted 5-3 to offer up the...

Behold the smackdown of gerrymandering that are your 4,300 public comments to the redistricting committee

(Note: This op-ed is written by Jeff Jackson – North Carolina State Senator, District 37) Catch up on gerrymandering issue, fast A federal court told the...

2 reasons why your Charlotte nonprofit is having trouble raising money

(Note: Michelle is the owner of Dragonfly Consulting, a fundraising consulting firm. This is part of our First Person series.) If you are a small to medium...

Op-Ed: I’m tired of hearing the dog-whistle of “social engineering” in school assignment

N.C. lawmaker and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools parent Scott Stone was recently quoted using the common dog whistle of “social engineering” in a...