Why subscribe?

When it comes to local news in Charlotte, there’s a lot of noise out there. The Charlotte Ledger saves you time by cutting through it all to deliver important and interesting local business-y news to your inbox. Four days a week, we will help you understand the big stories and tell you things you don’t know.

Our main focus is covering Charlotte businesses and the local economy, but hang on: We’re going to do that in a lively and interesting way. We take a broad definition of business coverage — if it has to do with work, money, development, management or a Charlotte business or nonprofit, it’s fair game.

We’re going to give that information to you in a way that’s punchy and relevant and that respects your time. And if we encounter a good story that not strictly a business story, well, we’re not afraid to write it. We live here, and we want to know about important things that are happening in Charlotte as much as you do.

Along the way, we might even have a little fun.

The Saturday and Monday editions are free to all. The Wednesday and Friday editions are for paying subscribers only. The cost is $9/month, or $99/year. Paying subscribers receive access to everything we produce, and they help support a new model of journalism for Charlotte. There’s also a Premium tier, at $379/year, aimed at companies and individuals who want to support our work at a higher level. You are free to cancel at any time — though we of course want you to stick with us. Since you are our customer, we will work to make sure what you receive is worthy of your investment.

You can find the details of how it all works and the idea behind it here.

Our values

  • Our focus is on publishing timely, informative and interesting business news that affects people in the Charlotte region.

  • We strive for fairness and accuracy and will correct all known errors.

  • The content reflects the independent editorial judgment of The Charlotte Ledger.

  • Any advertising, paid marketing or sponsored content will be clearly marked.

A grand experiment

The Charlotte Ledger began in March 2019 as an experiment: How much interest do people in the Charlotte region have in local, independent business news? As with most experiments, it will evolve as we figure out better ways to serve our readers. If you have story tips or ideas or feedback, drop me a line at editor@cltledger.com.

Who we are

  • The Charlotte Ledger was founded by Tony Mecia, an award-winning former Charlotte Observer business writer and editor. He lives in Cotswold with his wife and three children.

  • The Ledger’s managing editor is Cristina Bolling, who joined the publication in April 2020 after a 20-year career at The Charlotte Observer, where she won numerous awards from the N.C. Press Association and the Society for Features Journalism. She lives in Ballantyne with her husband and three children.