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Transgender Student Claims Prejudice and Harassment by North Carolina College

Alexa Diaz | Posted 04.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Alexa Diaz

Andraya Williams and Laverne Cox are pictured together in February. (Image Credit: Sarah Demarest) More than one hundred supporters of Andraya Will...

15 Things That Happen When You Piss Off A City

Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.04.2014 | Travel
Carly Ledbetter

A few weeks ago, I decided to write an article about a city I'd recently lived in and call it "the weirdest." In just my third week on the job, I'd pi...

Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About America's City Parks

Adrian Benepe | Posted 03.27.2014 | Green
Adrian Benepe

Arlington, VA, is going to the dogs and to the seniors who like to stay in shape. Chula Vista, CA, is "sick" when it comes to skate parks. And the most heavily visited park in America is an old freight rail line.

US2020 STEM Mentoring Effort Gathers Momentum

Eric Schwarz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Eric Schwarz

The call was answered. Last month 52 cities self-organized to compete in a nation-wide competition designed to address one of our nation's great challenges. I am honored today to announce the finalists of the US2020 STEM Mentoring City Competition.

One Of The U.S.' Largest Cities Is Bucking Trends With A Low-Key Mayoral Race

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In North Carolina's largest city, the mayoral race has seen no mudslinging. No blistering attack ads like ...

Green Infrastructure: Cities Across the Nation Become More Resilient (Part III)

Adrian Benepe | Posted 12.03.2013 | Green
Adrian Benepe

A number of American cities are looking at innovative and creative ways to develop new park land for their residents in projects which can also help protect their local streams and rivers from the type of dirty water and even raw sewage overflow caused by heavy rainfalls.

Police: Unarmed Man Shot 10 Times During Fatal Encounter With Officer

AP | MITCH WEISS & JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 11.16.2013 | Crime

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An unarmed man seeking help after a car crash over the weekend was shot 10 times by the Charlotte police officer who's now cha...

DNC Rules Raise Danger for Protesters

Dan Johnson | Posted 11.05.2012 | College
Dan Johnson

Charlotte, N.C., has many things in store for convention attendees. But between item restrictions, free-speech zones, airport-style security and the militarization of convention police, Charlotte will have many other things in store for those willing to disagree.

Corporate cash helps fuel Democratic convention despite pledges

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckelThe Center for Public IntegrityCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- While Democrats have touted their grassroots fundraising efforts for the 201...

Christina Wilkie

Dirty Politics: Charlotte's Underworld Hungrily Awaits The DNC

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

The VIP section of a popular nightclub in Charlotte, N.C., was booming on a Thursday night in mid-June, as well-dressed revelers passed around top-she...

The Secret of the Sauce: What Democrats Need to Know About North Carolina's Kick-Ass Populism

Lynn Parramore | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

There's a special ingredient in Tar Heel politics that the state's establishment have repeatedly ignored at their peril. Unique in Dixie, North Carolina has a populist tradition going back to the 1670s.

Andrea Stone

Just In Time For Democratic Convention: 'See Something, 'Say Something' Starts In Charlotte

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

The Department of Homeland Security said it is expanding its "If You See Something, Say Something" public awareness campaign to Charlotte, N.C., just ...

Jason Cherkis

Democratic Convention's Host City Boasts Anti-Union Rules, Packed Shelters, Food Deserts

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If Whole Foods were to sell a city, the proposal might look like how local booster Dan Murrey pitches Charlotte. In Murrey's tellin...

Dems Reportedly Pick Los Angeles Mayor For Big Role

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Party has picked Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to chair its national convention this summer in Charlotte, N.C. ...

Battleground North Carolina: Democratic Women Fired Up!

Michael Carmichael | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

Recognizing that women's rights will take a devastating hit if Republicans return to power in 2012, Democratic women are rising to face the challenge.

N.C. School District Wins Prestigious Public Education Prize

AP | By MITCH WEISS | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- North Carolina's Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district has won a prestigious prize in public education, which will provide $550,000...

The Bachelor Week 8 Recap: Home Sweet Hometown Dates!

Tasha Gordon-Solmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tasha Gordon-Solmon

Brad really upped the ante this week. He began the episode by announcing, "I feel very excited, but also I'm thinking a lot." Thinking? Things are getting serious.

At High-Poverty Schools One Volunteer Can Make All The Difference

Charlotte Observer | Eric Frazier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

With Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools slashing teachers and programs to close a $100 million budget gap, can one volunteer make a difference at a struggl...

Jason Linkins

2012 DNC Site Charlotte Feeling Housing Pain

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Charlotte cemented as the site of the Democratic National Convention, it's a little unfortunate that words like "housing" and "foreclosure" aren'...

NAACP Blasts North Carolina Schools Holding Class On MLK Day

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is criticizing a decision to have students in the Charlotte area make up for a snow canc...

Healthstat expands in Colorado

Denver Business Journal | Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Healthstat Inc. of Charlotte, N.C., will operate and manage an on-site clinic for the city of Greeley. ...

Christ Complex and Murder Charges: NC GOP Congressional Candidates in Districts 8 and 7

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

A closer look at these two races sheds much light on the GOP's internal strife and the tension between the GOP establishment and the Tea Party-leaning Republicans.

Charlotte LIVE On Twitter: Local News, Sports, People

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Follow the latest in Charlotte LIVE through our curated Twitter lists: local news, local sports, and local people via tweets. Do you know a tweeter w...

Rob Carter's Metropolis (VIDEO): Pop-Up Graphics Offer Startling View Of Urban Expansion

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Rob Carter's stop-motion paper animation film, Metropolis, moves like a pop-up book on speed. The nine-minute film chronicles the urban expansion of C...

Michael Jordan Expected To Become Majority Owner Of Charlotte Bobcats

AP | MIKE CRANSTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michael Jordan's drive and immense physical talent made him an NBA superstar. His stardom and shrewdness helped him make milli...