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A year of growth for The Charlotte Ledger

Builders shed few tears about planning director's departure

PART 2: Charlotte’s 2021 highlights — and lowlights — via ‘Charlotte Squawks’

Charlotte’s 2021 highlights — and lowlights — via ‘Charlotte Squawks’ (Part 1 of 2)

Rising rents are squeezing Charlotte’s international students

Here come the North End apartments

Transit Time: The storylines for 2022

BREAKING: Jeff Jackson expected to withdraw from Senate race

Inside the forbidden world of online liquor ordering

Ways of Life: Her generosity started at the dinner table and went well beyond

We can send you fewer emails, if you want

The painter of Charlotte’s changing landscape

Charlotte rezoning petitions in November

Read local: Top books by Charlotte or N.C. writers

Flyover Friday 🎥: Putting the ‘city’ in ‘University City’

Transit Time: A rocky start for Charlotte’s new streetcar

When Charlotte almost lost its airline hub

Ways of Life: At 26, he collapsed during Charlotte's half marathon

These are a few of *my* favorite things

The Nutcracker makes its big return

Charlotte's uneven mall-shopping recovery

Transit Time: Will the transit plan bring rail to Indian Trail?

Charlotte's #1 color commentator

Ways of Life: A pastor who made magic

Our readers' picks: favorite local charities

The cost of keeping Charlotte schools closed

The music stops at Charlotte’s largest record store

A message of thanksgiving to our members

Today's Ledger, from the journalists of tomorrow

There’s a crossword craze — and you can join in

Flyover Friday: Ballantyne transformed

Transit Time: Better street design is no panacea for traffic deaths

How to cope with those rising prices

BREAKING: 30-story apartment tower planned at Price's Chicken Coop site

Ways of life: A love story cut short by cancer

Give a shout-out to your favorite Charlotte charity

New objections emerge to city’s proposed development rules

TV legend Barbara McKay dishes out stories and recipes in new memoir

Covid has not been easy on the eyes

Transit Time: A huge funding shortfall looms over North Carolina’s roads

Holiday parties make a cautious comeback

Ways of Life: Former JCSU president championed education for all

Charlotte rezoning petitions in October

Charlotte hiring expected to pick up

Historical Heavyweights: He built a ToastChee empire and became Charlotte’s mayor

Flyover Friday: Hot🔥 waterfront homes on Lake Norman

Inside Lake Norman's luxury homes

Transit Time: Reader mailbag 📫 + council member talks transit in Raleigh

House hunting fatigue sets in

Ways of life: A big name in furniture who had a passion for building people

A keeper of Charlotte’s history

Is Halloween really a card-giving occasion?

What David Tepper wants, David Tepper gets

Transit Time: A transit plan in flux

Should Charlotte crack down on Bojangles’ illegal marketing?

Ways of Life: Her paintings and her life were splashed with color

Raise a glass: Ledger happy hour tonight in SouthPark

The case of the $10,000 colonoscopy

Historical Heavyweights: The South’s first female doctor

Flyover Friday: The redevelopment of 'FreeMoreWest'

Transit Time: Should Charlotte bring back traffic cameras?

The case of the $10,000 colonoscopy

South Charlotte CMS exodus continues

Ways of Life: The school resource officer with a warm heart for kids with special needs

WATER UPDATE: City advises limiting water use and maybe boiling it

BREAKING: Water main break causes low/no pressure throughout Charlotte

For Charlotte's construction industry, Covid pains won’t quit

It's peak season for coyotes in Charlotte

Atrium Health's response: Health care is very complex, and so is its billing

Historical Heavyweights: The guy who all the stuff is named after

Signs of how Charlotte once was

For Charlotte's construction industry, Covid pains won’t quit

Flyover Friday: Charlotte's biggest developments up close

Transit Time: He’s car-free in a car-centric city

Meck ABC chief on liquor shortage: ‘It is painful for me’

2 insiders weigh in on Charlotte's UDO draft

Ways of Life: She always found so many ways to serve

An accident, a video message from a Broadway star, and now  — hope

We asked local state legislators: Do you support ABC reform?

Historical Heavyweights: A 19th century trailblazer in education, medicine, business …

20 years later, a big bet on tech pays off

20 years later, a big bet on tech pays off

Charlotte rezoning petitions in September

Transit Time: How to cut down on Charlotte's traffic deaths?

Bars and restaurants are steaming over N.C.'s Great Liquor Drought

Ways of Life: The Big Man on Campus who made it to the NFL

Online event: College admissions — What you need to know right now! 

Obesity eyed as Covid risk factor

Historical Heavyweights: A frontiersman who became Charlotte’s most important founding father

Online event: College admissions — What you need to know right now! 

Legislators demand answers on liquor shortage

Transit Time: New details on the Silver Line

Catching up with the father of South End

Ways of Life: She left no call for help unanswered

Local bookstores warn of shortages

Mile marker 22 finally comes home

S.C. liquor store hires plane to advertise in south Charlotte

These days, mall shopping is a hard sell

These days, mall shopping is a hard sell

Transit Time: Lessons from Thomas and friends

Big condo buyout in the works in SouthPark

Ways of life: A photographer on a mission

A new period for Charlotte's modern art museum

How 'super' were you in high school?

The new PTL movie captures the Tammy Faye I knew

Transit Time: Settle in for a longer transit push

The return of Charlotte's fall festivals

Ways of Life: DJ, club owner was 'king of the beach'

Charlotte rezoning petitions in August

Patients face long waits at urgent care

Sorry, boomers, your kids don’t want your keepsakes

The town that couldn't be stopped

Transit Time: Can a runner beat the new streetcar?

Concern in Elizabeth over Atrium's patient discharges

End-of-summer recap: Ledger stories you may have missed, plus exciting plans ahead

Transit Time: Reader mailbag 📫 + more streetcar photos than you can handle

What happened in the woods?

Ways of Life: A doctor who delivered the gift of life time and again

Lessons from UNC's infamous fake classes scandal

Second Acts: How I went from coaching reporters to coaching swimmers

Beyond the metal shed: Charlotte’s self-storage industry goes upscale

Transit Time: New study says transit plan would generate billions, but ...

Financial wisdom in weird economic times

Ways of Life: Anne Springs Close leaves a lasting legacy

Summer days, drifting away...

Second Acts: She went from selling cars to nursing

View from NoDa: ‘We don’t want to be South End’

Transit Time: Overcoming the 'stigma' of riding the bus

Mask mandate FAQ: Your questions answered

New: Read the county's proposed mask mandate rules

That WBT radio gig was lucrative for McCrory

It's déjà vu for makers of face masks

Ways of Life: A teen with a legacy of ‘kindness and generosity’

BREAKING: Charlotte residents will be ordered to mask up again

Ballantyne may be more racially diverse than you think

Second Acts: Taking the plunge from finance to iguanas

Beer battles: Charlotte’s 3 big breweries are pulling away from the pack

Transit Time: How the city is tackling traffic congestion

UNCC is pumping grads into local tech jobs

UNCC is pumping grads into local tech jobs

Ways of Life: Two young lives cut short, but lived to the fullest

A loophole in vaccine mandates + Courthouse closed + Big events starting to cancel?

Second Acts: A 'recovering trial lawyer' becomes an author and podcaster

Setting the record straight on Charlotte’s trolley history

Transit Time: Are CATS' financial projections too rosy?

Communal office during the week, communion on Sundays

Charlotte rezoning petitions in July

Ways of Life: Her dad fought for the Nazis; she fought for the oppressed

What my Charlotte Ledger internship taught me about local news – and myself

Dry cleaners have been hanging on by a thread

Telling the stories of local 'freedom seekers'

The race is on to close real estate deals

Transit Time: A glimpse into the future

Charlotte’s nondiscrimination ordinance: Less than meets the eye?

Ways of Life: An artist who dreamed and loved in big ways

South Carolina cashes in on N.C.'s liquor shortage

When your smartphone makes you look dumb

Employers still reluctant to mandate vaccines, lawyers say

Transit Time: Are cars the answer to better economic mobility?

A windfall for some needy Charlotte restaurants

Full list of Charlotte businesses approved for Restaurant Revitalization Fund grants

Ways of Life: A teacher who 'didn't treat kids like kids'

Charlotte's new librarian-in-chief

I took my mom clubbing in uptown

Legends of Charlotte: Joan Zimmerman, co-founder of Southern Shows

Transit Time: The real reason why light rail is bypassing the airport

Emails show CMS was eager to book pricey controversial speaker

Legends of Charlotte: Life lessons from Humpy Wheeler

Ways of Life: He would 'rather flame out than rust out'

Low-fare bonanza at CLT

Legends of Charlotte: Sue Myrick, the city's first woman mayor

Legends of Charlotte: Sis Kaplan on creating a radio powerhouse

BREAKING: Health director Gibbie Harris to retire

Legends of Charlotte: Harvey Gantt on the 'bumpy road' of change

Milestone: Zero Covid deaths in Mecklenburg last week

'Legends of Charlotte' coming next week — and a status update

As Levine Museum transforms, historians question digital plan

Charlotte rezoning petitions in June

Transit Time: New transit projections, but plenty of unknowns

BofA is recalling office workers by Labor Day

How Charlotte is using Clubhouse

Ways of Life: The chef who 'talked junk'

Listen up: 🎧 Audio version of The Ledger now available

Is Charlotte getting a theme park headquarters?

A suburban mom samples South End

Charlotte's burger joints are in a pickle

New real estate opportunity: Charlotte’s churches

Transit Time — Back to work conundrum: where to park?

The dogs are scruffy, with no end in sight

The dogs are scruffy, with no end in sight

Ways of Life: A cop named Crash

A new headquarters for Nucor?

You and a dog walk into a bar

What lies ahead for North Carolina's biggest newspapers?

Transit Time: Charlotte's scooters are making a comeback

BREAKING: Price's Chicken Coop to close for good on Saturday

BREAKING: Levine Museum to sell uptown site

Party on: Liquor sales are hitting new records

Ways of Life: A sweet son stolen by addiction

Here come the ‘selfie museums’

Introducing Urban Adventures: Try these forays on foot

The doctor won't see your newborn now

The doctor won't see your newborn now

Transit Time: Local transit ridership is slow to recover

Why are there so many shortages?

New timeline for south Charlotte school assignment decisions

Ways of Life: He brought a seminary to Charlotte

A computer wrote this entire newsletter. How did it do?

The birth of a ball field

What happens when libraries go fine-free?

Transit Time: Buses eyed as the key to regional transit system

Teens cash in on hot summer job market

Ways of Life: Her love for children knew no bounds

Charlotte rezoning petitions in May

A surprise finish for racing’s dynamic duo

A surprise finish for racing's dynamic duo

New sports in south Charlotte shopping center

Transit Time: Poll finds narrow support for transit sales tax hike

Inside the airport's biggest construction project — Queen Charlotte to return!

BREAKING: Credit Karma to add 600 Charlotte jobs

Ways of Life: JFK took her on a date

Introducing The Ledger's 40 Over 40 winners

🏆 The Ledger's 40 Over 40 Awards 🏆

Phillips Place: goodbye movie theater, hello office tower

For parents, the hectic life is back

Uproar at Davidson over alumni email

New details on Myers Park/South Meck student reassignment proposal

Full text of Davidson letters

Transit Time: Former CATS chief on transit plan mistakes

Tales from Charlotte's tight job market

Ways of Life: Charlotte's Chuck Norris

Commissioners chairman slams CMS, superintendent

What it's like to be back at the theater

BREAKING: N.C. drops mask mandate, capacity limits — effective now

CMPD arrests are plummeting

Transit Time: Are bus-only lanes a key part of Charlotte’s transit future?

BREAKING: Gas pipeline back in action

Tankers still rolling as gas hunt intensifies

Announcing 2 new newsletters from The Ledger

Ways of Life: an obituaries newsletter celebrating the lives of Charlotteans

Transit Time: a newsletter about getting around in Charlotte

BREAKING: Charlotte drivers are scrambling to find gas

Subscriber extra: Consider filling up ⛽️

The scramble to archive Charlotte's Covid story

She'll be the first in her family to attend college

BREAKING: City recommends 2040 Plan changes

Your office called. They want you back at work.

The luxury apartments of the future

Morris Costumes sells web business to Warren Buffett-backed retailer

Charlotte rezoning petitions in April

Tales from Charlotte's wild housing market

Why a Charlotte ‘cereal bar’ is crushing it

You've got mail ... down the street

It’s game on in Sun City

Road trip! 9 ideas for your post-Covid vacay

When the college job hunt goes virtual

When the college job hunt goes virtual

BREAKING: Cooper says Covid restrictions to end by June 1

Lynn Wheeler: ‘Bob Morgan saved my life’

Compromises proposed on 2040 plan

Why newsletters are taking over the world

Do citizens' arrests happen only on TV?

Behind the decline of the ASC

Why are rental car prices so high?

Teed off: A lawsuit at the country club

Charlotte rezoning petitions in March

BREAKING: Huge YMCA donation — $18M

SUV city: Small cars take a back seat

1/3 of N.C. hospital workers haven't been vaccinated

She helps Charlotte businesses get off the ground

Hugh McColl on starting a business

Creating a business that sings

Building Charlotte Agenda

Design firm owners balance love and partnership

A 29-year-old pioneers futuristic fabrics

Big triplex plans for Myers Park / APRIL FOOLS' EDITION

It's a 🔥🔥 seller's housing market

When Charlotte roared

Cooped up during Covid, they hatched plans for chickens

Inside Charlotte's world of professional video gaming

Update: Council member speaks with Elon Musk representative on traffic tunneling

BREAKING: 4-year med school headed to Dilworth

Charlotte’s most forgettable Covid moments of the last year

BREAKING: N.C. relaxes limits on businesses

What the puck!? There’s midnight hockey in Pineville

Try these 8 less-traveled trails

Try these 8 less-traveled trails

The first day of legal sports gambling in N.C.

Announcing the nominees for the second-annual 40 Over 40 awards

Could tunnels relieve Charlotte’s traffic congestion?

Could tunnels relieve Charlotte's traffic congestion?

Inside the Blumenthal's pandemic year

10 ideas to harness that extra daylight

A big vision for north of NoDa

An uneven year for hair care businesses

Charlotte rezoning petitions in February

Debating Charlotte's 2040 plan

Full interview with REBIC chairman Alan Banks

Full interview with urban designer David Walters

Opera Carolina readies its next act

The new rules of business travel

Opposition builds to Charlotte's 2040 plan

'Frontline essential workers' expected eligible for vaccine as soon as tomorrow

SNEAK PEEK: Inside the now-way-cooler South County Regional Library

Black swim programs battle cross-currents of history — and Covid-19

Questions about pro-transit opinion poll

Black swim programs battle cross-currents of history — and Covid-19

NEW COVID RULES: Curfew gone, more sports spectators, bars at 30% capacity

Crunch time for Girl Scout cookie sales

It's time to honor Jerry Orr

Nearly a year after lockdown, the babies are coming

Habitat for Humanity mortgage delinquencies have tripled

Nearly a year after lockdown, the babies are coming

A new steeple for SouthPark

A key milestone — thanks to you

What happens when cybercriminals attack

Announcing the Charlotte Ledger 2021 Summer Reporting Internship

LAST CHANCE: 40 Over 40 nominations close tonight

Announcing the Charlotte Ledger 2021-22 Reporting Internship

Rats! When Valentine's Day is for the birds

Businesses hoping for autumn recovery

New Charlotte shortage: feta cheese, thanks to TikTok

More traffic on Providence Road? Neighbors worry about proposed townhomes

CMS sticks with back-to-school plan

Introducing the 40 Over 40 judges

Chess is capturing new attention

Charlotte rezoning petitions in January

Is your name doppelgänger causing confusion?

Teen isolation prompts worries about mental health

Changing times at the admissions office

Charlotte Ledger membership tiers

More lucrative than GameStop: Food Lion (in 1957)

A nurse says goodbye to 'Granny'

A son eyes GameStop; dad’s not so sure

Science lesson 🔬: Covid transmission in the schools

Full Q&A with Duke pediatrics professor

Why everyone in Charlotte suddenly has a podcast

Mecklenburg's historic sites are struggling

The making of Mecklenburg's Covid directive

Charlotte Pipe rezoning would allow a stadium

Travelers are ready to hit the road

Nominations open for 40 Over 40 🏆

Confessions of a Charlotte matchmaker

Some front-line doctors have trouble getting vaccinations

BREAKING: Ages 65+ now eligible for Covid vaccine

BREAKING: CMS classes, sports on hold until mid-February

After directive confusion, most businesses shrug 🤷‍♂️

Health director clarifies new Covid 'directive'

Gibbie Harris shields CMS from tough decision

BREAKING: CMS likely to extend all-virtual learning

BREAKING: Council member resigns after taking construction job

As vaccine arrives, 'we'll be freer'

How less can be more in 2021

Outlook mixed for Charlotte real estate in 2021

Council member's construction role is scrutinized

BREAKING: Covid vaccine for ages 75+ available Wednesday

Big names make deal for Charlotte construction firm

The Charlotte Ledger 40 Over 40 Contest Rules