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Statement signed by over 200 Charlotte community leaders

(Note: Below is a statement signed by 213 community leaders. This statement was released Monday September 26, 2016. We received it via email and are...

11 images of hope Charlotte needs to see this week

This woman hugging the National Guard Seen in Uptown Charlotte by @JayatWUNC #CLTProtest #KeithLamontScott pic.twitter.com/b1g2LSIbHU — WFAE (@WFAE)...

More than peaceful vs. violent. Exactly how Charlotteans are protesting varies throughout the crowds

The dominant narrative surrounding Wednesday night’s protests in uptown Charlotte was one of violence, destruction and chaos. But while the late-night...

For Charlotte, there is no easy way out

There’s no right way to grieve the sudden and traumatic shooting death of your father. But when Lyric, one of Keith Lamont Scott’s seven children, live...

Charlotte’s identity crisis is a good thing

I have a love-hate relationship with the city of Charlotte. When I moved here I wanted out, immediately. A few years and few solid human connections later, I...

The story behind Uptown street photographer Charles Pike

If you’re a frequent Uptowner, chances are you’ve seen this man roaming the streets with his Fujifilm Pro camera snapping subtle shots of...

What it’s like coming home to a completely new Charlotte

(Note: The “Our City” series is brought to you by Levine Properties, building a better Charlotte one project at a time.)  What if I told you there...

What’s the key to growing Charlotte’s economy so everyone wins?

Inequality is a big issue in Charlotte. As you’ve hopefully heard by now, a child who grows up in Mecklenburg County has some of the worst odds of climbing...

#CityJamCLT: How jamming is changing the future of Charlotte

At the close of the three-day Best Minds #CityJamCLT this weekend, every person in the room was on their feet in a standing ovation, many wiping tears from...

Mayor Jennifer Roberts on the biggest issues our city faces

Mayor Jennifer Roberts just polished off her first 100 days in office atop Charlotte’s city government. The Agenda sat down with her in her 15th floor...

7 ideas for fixing SouthPark

If you live or work in SouthPark, you could probably rattle off some problems it has. 1) No strong identity beyond office buildings and cars. 2) Too many big...

4 smells that are uniquely Charlotte

Weird smell on I-77 near Carowinds People describe it as: “Awful, grease-pit type of smell… reminds me of the smell of cleaning out the grease...