The Battle for the 12th District
On a warm evening last July, the Young Democrats of N.C. sponsored an event to honor Harvey Gantt and Mel Watt.
Silent no more, LGBT community is creating a new "Charlotte Way"
Last June, I took to this column to praise the death of "The Charlotte Way." At the time, a recent forum with former Charlotte mayors had exposed some leaders' - in particular, former mayors Richard Vinroot's and now-Gov. Pat McCrory's - sadness at what they perceived as the end of this iconic, local "way of doing things."
About face ... or beards
As I sit down in Plaza Midwood's Common Market for a conversation with the Beard and Moustache Club of North Carolina 's Charlotte chapter president, Brian Quein, I can't help but notice all the facial hair around us - he fits in well here.