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Looking for discounts on Carowinds tickets? The parks offers plenty of ways to save monry on admission.
A directory of restaurants and stores in Charlotte-Douglas International Airport to try some local flavor and traditional favorites.
Charlotte Restaurant Week, also known as Queen's Feast, is your chance to sample some of the best food Charlotte has to offer, with special menus and pricing. Over 100 restaurants are participating this year, so it's bigger than ever! Want to know what restaurants near you are participating? Check out the complete list of participants for January 2014.
Whether it's for the day or over a week, the best places to board your dog in Charlotte.
Looking to apply for unemployment benefits in North Carolina? Here's what you'll need to know.
Whether you're living in Charlotte or visiting the Queen City, there are many things to do in and around town without busting your budget.
North Carolina does have some fairly strict fireworks laws. Find out all you need to know here, including what's legal and illegal, and how to obtain a permit.
Information on how to get a North Carolina marriage license, including fees, applications, restrictions, and other frequently asked questions.
Charlotte is home to fantastic farmers markets offering produce and homemade goods from local growers and merchants. Here's where you'll find the best.
Here is a listing of Charlotte's most romantic restaurants for the perfect date-night, Valentine's Day dinner or anniversary celebration.
While there may not be a zoo in Charlotte, there are still plenty of places around to see live animals, and several zoos within driving distance.
The Best Late Night Food in Charlotte
While the drive-in movie theater may seem like a relic from days gone by, there are still a few standing around North Carolina.
Each year, the Carolina Panthers head to Wofford College for training camp. Here's all the info you'll need to get your first look at the newest Panthers, including address, directions and more.
Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Here are some helpful tips to getting settled in this growing part of North Carolina.
Looking to cool off in Charlotte? There are free spraygrounds at several parks, a pair of $1 public outdoor pools, the Aquatic Center Uptown, an indoor water park, and even YMCA water parks.
If you're planning holiday travel, vacation time or just want to be in the know, here is the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 2013-14 Academic Calendar complete with all the important dates to make your planning family vacations and arranging childcare easier.
Let's be honest -- North Carolina isn't exactly known for Mexican food. This is barbecue country, and we're proud of it. But that doesn't mean that south of the border fare isn't well represented. Travelers have been known to criticize Charlotte as having boring, bland Mexican dining options, but even the most seasoned taco aficionado would have to give Charlotte credit after taking in a meal from one of these places.
In its position on the Eastern seaboard of the United States, North Carolina sits directly in the path of many hurricanes that form in that Atlantic. Dozens of storms have hit the state, many reaching far inland. The following is a brief history of some of the largest hurricanes to hit North Carolina.
Here is an overview of the cities and towns near Charlotte in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Iredell, Union, Gaston, and York counties.
South Carolina does have fairly loose fireworks laws. Find out all you need to know here, including what's legal and illegal, and how to obtain a permit.
Here's a guide to donate household items, clothing, furniture and more to help local charities throughout Charlotte, North Carolina.
Charlotte has plenty of restaurants that offer free (or very cheap) food for kids on Tuesdays. McAlister's Deli, Moe's Southwest Grill, Delancey Street Diner and Quips Cafe are just a few. Check out the complete list of Charlotte restaurants with free food for children on Tuesday.
Lose something in the Charlotte airport? Leave something in a plane coming from or going to Charlotte? Here's who to call to track it down.
Take a look at how Charlotte, NC got its name and earned the nickname
A listing of FM radio stations in Charlotte, organized by dial number and by genre. Looking for all the country stations in Charlotte? All the hip hop stations? We've got you covered.
Charlotte has plenty of restaurants that offer free (or very cheap) food for kids on Wednesdays. Firehouse Subs, MaMa Fu's, Loco Lime, Bear Rock Cafe and Tryon House Restaurant are just a few. Check out the complete list of Charlotte restaurants with free food for children on Wednesday.
It's time for back to school shopping, and the North Carolina sale tax holiday is almost here! Find out when the 2013 weekend is, how to participate, and what's included.
A complete list of free summer movies for kids around Charlotte for summer 2013.
Everything you need to apply for food stamps in North Carolina, including how much you will get and how soon.
Your guide to setting up utility service, including power, gas, sanitation, phone, cable and internet, in Charlotte.
Charlotte has plenty of restaurants that offer free (or very cheap) food for kids on Mondays. Quips Cafe, Providence Road Sundries, Mezzanotte Brick Oven Pizzeria and Kabuto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar are just a few. Check out the complete list of Charlotte restaurants with free food for children on Monday.
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Charlotte has plenty of restaurants that offer free (or very cheap) food for kids on Thursdays. Charlotte Cafe, Quips Cafe, and Dilworth Neighborhood Grille are just a few. Check out the complete list of Charlotte restaurants with free food for children on Thursday.
Whether it's a community service project for a high school club, here are some places to volunteer in Charlotte, and some ways to actively give back.
Looking for a place in North Carolina to pick your own peaches? There aren't many, but you will find a few!
Need to contact your local news station? Maybe you're wondering just how long WBTV or WSOC have been around. We've got contact information and history for all of Charlotte's local television stations, including WBTV (Channel 3), WSOC (Channel 9), WCNC (Channel 36), WCCB (Channel 18), WJZY (Channel 46), WAXN (Channel 64), WTVI (PBS) and News 14 Carolina.
From second hand couture items to fix-me-up trinkets, Charlotte offers an array of thrift stores to save you money. Check out the city's best.
How can you get up close with your favorite team? Many of them offer shop tours or have museums, and plenty of them also have gift shops.
Looking for the best pizza in Charlotte? No matter what your favorite style is, you're sure to finds something. Check out the best spots around Charlotte to get a great slice of pizza.
Visit Uptown Charlotte for free by taking advantage of some of these free Charlotte activities.
Looking for Charlotte's best hot dog? We've scoured the city and found the best Charlotte has to offer. Check out our list of the very best hot dogs in Charlotte.
About.com's listing of fun things to do in Concord NC including Great Wolf Lodge, Concord Mills, NASCAR SpeedPark, Lowe's Motor Speedway and the Lego Store.
Looking for a place to stay near Time Warner Cable Arena? Formerly called Bobcats Arena, it's right Uptown, so there are plenty of hotels nearby. Here are hotels within walking distance from the arena (closer than half of a mile).
As one of the largest cities in the New South, Charlotte offers many authentic southern dining options.
One of the busiest airports in the South, the Charlotte airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, is just minutes from Charlotte's downtown area. Check airport parking information, CLT flight status, arrivals, departures, terminals, and driving directions before heading to the airport.
NoDa Charlotte or North Davidson is Charlotte's Historic Arts District and is home to many eclectic art galleries, live music venues and local eateries.
Here's everything you'll need to know to visit the Sea Life Aquarium at Concord Mills Mall.
Here's everything you'll need to know to visit Christmas Town, USA. Each year, the small town of less than 700 residents comes alive each winter with a fantastic light display that draws in over 600,000 visitors annually. Located about 15 miles west of Charlotte, a visit to the tiny town is a holiday tradition for most locals, and has been for over 50 years.
Charlotte has plenty of restaurants that offer free (or very cheap) food for kids on Sundays. Shane's Rib Shack, T1 Tapas, Providence Road Sundries and WAM Asian Grill are just a few. Check out the complete list of Charlotte restaurants with free food for children on Sunday.
Charlotte has quickly become a culinary destination, and local experts are willing to share their knowledge. Here are the best cooking classes in Charlotte.
Looking for a place to stay near Carowinds amusement park, the Thrill Capital of the Southeast? Find the closest hotels to Carowinds here.
Need assistance driving in Charlotte? Here are all the things you need to know to obtain a North Carolina Driver's License, including testing requirements, fees and required documents.
Charlotte's Historic Dilworth neighborhood sits just a few miles from the heart of Uptown. Dilworth in Charlotte is a mix of young professionals, families, new condos and historic bungalows.
Charlotte's SouthPark neighborhood sits about 6 miles south of Uptown and is centered around the SouthPark Mall which opened in 1970 and is the heart and soul of the area's businesses, restaurants and shopping.
Find out what's going on to celebrate the 4th of July 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge sits in the heart of South Charlotte's new and continually improving Ballantyne neighborhood.
Charlotte has plenty of restaurants that offer free (or very cheap) food for kids on Saturday. Texas Land & Cattle Steak House, Amazing Wok, Mama Fu's, Steak 'n Shake and Bear Rock Cafe are just a few. Check out the complete list of Charlotte restaurants with free food for children on Saturday.
naming a single burger the best in Charlotte would be like picking the best car or the best wine. It's subject to taste. But if you're craving a burger and don't feel like rolling the dice, here's some of Charlotte's best bets for a tasty burger.
Vote for your favorite barbecue in Charlotte in this year's About.com Readers' Choice Awards.
Looking for a place to pick your own blueberries in North Carolina? You're in luck, because there are plenty of spots!
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A list of some of Charlotte's best Italian restaurants - from casual to upscale.
Headed to Charlotte's Premium Outlet Mall? Here's a list of all the stores.
Looking for information on how to get your fishing license in North Carolina? Here's everything you'll need to know.
Here is a guide to registering your vehicle with the state of North Carolina including fees and required documents.
Looking for movie theaters in Charlotte? We've got standard theaters, an IMAX dome, a small arthouse, a second-run dollar theater, and even a drive-in.
There is no shortage of nurseries and garden centers in Charlotte to help get your garden and landscaping looking spectacular. Here is a list of the best garden centers in Charlotte.
Wondering how the restaurants near you scored in their most recent inspection? Each week, we'll have restaurant inspection scores from the previous week for the city of Charlotte. At the bottom of the page, you'll find links to previous week's scores.
It can be easy to forget that Charlotte has been around since the late 1700s. Like any city of that age, there are plenty of stories about citizens of long ago still lingering. Where are Charlotte's most haunted places? Find out here.
Looking for a list of Charlotte, North Carolina zip codes? Here's a list of all 75 different zip codes alphabetized by neighborhood.
Here are some Charlotte area maps, including Uptown maps, Charlotte neighborhood maps and Charlotte transportation maps, that will help you navigate the confusing Queen-City streets.
If you're not sure where to begin finding a job in Charlotte, let me point out some of Charlotte's largest companies, its Fortune 500 companies and some great places to look to begin your Charlotte job search in earnest.
The town of Matthews NC neighbors Charlotte to the southeast and is also Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
Visit Matthews for free by taking advantage of some of these free Matthews activities.
Many people moving to the Charlotte area are coming from larger markets like New York City, Boston, Los Angeles or San Francisco and the amount of house and land you can get compared to the aforementioned cities is quite impressive. Charlotte's booming population growth has kept the real estate market ahead of the national curve and while there's been some recent slowing, it's not stopped or reversed. Here is a guide to what you need to know to buy a home in the Charlotte area.
Halloween season is upon us, and there are plenty of options if you're looking for a good scare. The Charlotte are is loaded with haunted houses and trails, haunted (and regular) corn mazes and more. Listed here are some of the best haunted attractions around.
Historic Fourth Ward sits in the heart of Uptown and features a mix of young professionals, families, new condos and historic Victorian homes.
Looking for places in North Carolina to pick your own blackberries? You're in luck, because there are plenty!
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The 2013 About.com Charlotte Readers’ Choice Awards will showcase some of the best places, businesses, things to do and events in the Queen City. Nominations will be accepted starting January 21, 2013. Voting will take place from February 19 through March 19 with winners announced March 27, 2012. There’s no prize to the winner - just the bragging rights that come with getting kudos from the readers About.com Charlotte.
The much-debated, much-awaited Charlotte Lynx, Charlotte's light rail service, began operation of its South Corridor Blue Line on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007. The Blue Line runs from I-485 at South Blvd. in Pineville to Uptown servicing 15 stations.
Huntersville, N.C., and Cornelius, N.C. are two towns north of Charlotte that border Lake Norman's eastern shoreline.
Most people have heard of Groupon, but did you know there were other options as well? There are several
Discovery Place is a paradise of kid-friendly science exhibits and presentations.
Looking for Charlotte’s best Dim Sun? Several restaurants in town have excellent Chinese offerings. Here are the best.
Got a craving for souvlaki or falafel? Here are the best places to satisfy your Greek cravings in Charlotte.
Looking for a hotel near Charlotte Douglas International Airport? Whether you're staying for a trip, trying to make travel easier, or just need a place to rest because you missed a flight, here are the best hotels - in a variety of price ranges.
Enjoy a walk through the tree-lined streets of Myers Park, one of Charlotte's oldest and most distinguished neighborhoods.
All classified listings and real estate listing websites for Charlotte have the market broken down by areas. But, if you haven't lived here your whole life, are new to the area, or looking from afar, it's not necessarily easy to determine the boundaries of these areas. Here is a map and boundary information that will help with your Charlotte house-hunting adventure.
Opened in 2005, this is the home of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats and the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers. Time Warner Cable Arena also hosts the biggest concerts in the city, as well as many other events.
Opened in June of 2009, the Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre is a 5,000 capacity outdoor concert venue located in the Uptown area at the North Carolina Music Factory.
From Queen's Feast (Charlotte Restaurant Week) in January to Christmas festivals in December, the Charlotte festival calendar is packed with diverse celebrations. Check out a month by month breakdown of Charlotte festivals.
Concord NC, is northeast of Charlotte and home to Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord Mills Mall and the new Great Wolf Lodge. With a population of just over 70,000, Concord is the largest city in Cabarrus County.
Charlotte's Arboretum area is named after a huge outdoor shopping center anchored by Charlotte's first Wal-Mart and one of the largest Harris Teeter grocery stores in the area. The Arboretum Charlotte area also gets its name from the vast amount of trees in the area.
Charlotte is fortunate to have a wealth of organizations dedicated to improving the lives of area residents. From those that are homeless or unemployed to others living in transitional housing or with family and friends, the agencies listed below help by providing our community with much-needed resources and services
Located on the grounds of the international headquarters of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the Billy Graham Library and Museum is devoted to the life and legacy of a man that many people consider one of the greatest Christian evangelists in history.
Wondering about the town of Mitford, North Carolina? Unfortunately, it exists only on the pages of Kan Karon's books. But Mitford and it's neighboring towns were inspired by real life locations. Find out about the real life Mitford here. Page 2.
Looking to try some indoor skydiving in North Carolina? Here's where you can try it out.
You voted, and the winner for "Best Wings in Charlotte" for 2013 is: Flip'n Chicken! ! "It is thrilling
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As with most any city, planning for Charlotte weather can get pretty tricky. The weather is mild most times of the year, with not a lot of change. Winter months will see temperatures in the 30 to 60 degree range, while summer brings 60 to 90 degrees. But, Charlotte has seen its share of extremes, from -5 all the way up to 104.
Myers Park is one of Charlotte's oldest and most prestigious neighborhoods. Home to many upscale mansions, the section of the city is known for its tree lined avenues.
Sushi lovers, rejoice. The Charlotte area is filled with plenty of excellent options to satisfy your craving. Since sushi is a Japanese staple, any location on this list has a good offering. Most restaurants here also have good sake options.
The downtown Matthews area is a charming, family friendly area in the heart of Matthews and just minutes from Charlotte.
If you're considering a move to Charlotte and you don't know too much about the area, it might be wise to consider renting an apartment for a while until you get your bearings and find that perfect house and location. And you might have no interest in buying a home and renting is the perfect solution for you!
Charlotte's South End is known for it's eclectic mix of retail, dining and housing. Here are five of the best.
The state butterfly of North Carolina is one of the most common and most easily recognized species in the Eastern United states - but it has a special connection to North Carolina.
September is the middle of hurricane season and the Carolinas have historically taken the brunt of many a storms' landfall. While Charlotte is approximately 200 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Charleston, S.C. and Wilmington N.C., the Queen City does sit in the path of many of the storms that make landfall in the coastal communities. Charlotte also serves as an evacuation point for residents in those communities.
Looking for Charlotte's best chocolate? Whether it's a quick snack or a special gift, here are Charlotte's best spots.
Many different species of fish inhabit Lake Norman. Find out more about the lake's residents here.
The historic Latta Arcade building in Uptown Charlotte was built in 1914 and remains active today housing restaurants, shops and offices.
Looking for a place in North Carolina to pick your own apples? You're in luck, because there are plenty!
Vote for your favorite wings in Charlotte in this year's About.com Readers' Choice Awards.
If you're planting in Charlotte, you'll need to take into account our USDA Plant Hardiness Zone and Sunset Climate Zone. Find out what our are and what exactly that means here.
Address, hours, store listing and more for Concord Mills Mall in Charlotte.
2014 marks the 21st year of the Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games, Charlotte's largest celebration of all things Scottish and Scots-Irish. Find out everything you need to know about this year's festival.
The Phillips Place Stadium 10, formerly Phillips Place Cinemas, offers stadium seating. Page 9.
NoDa Charlotte, North Davidson is Charlotte's Historic Arts District and is home to many eclectic art galleries, live music venues and local eateries.
September events and things to do in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.
October events and things to do in the Charlotte, North Carolina area including Charlotte Halloween activities, Charlotte pumpkin patches and Charlotte haunted houses.
Heading to Charlotte's Premium Outlet Mall? Here are hours, directions, contact info and more.
Wachovia Corporation began in Winston-Salem and became one of the largest banks in the nation. Follow this Wachovia timeline to see how the company began.
Just who was Queen Charlotte, and why is the city of Charlotte, NC named after her?
Looking for a place to pick your own Muscadine Grapes in North Carolina? You're in luck, because there are plenty of spots!
The Charlotte Nature Museum is also a science museum, but it's dedicated to the natural world (mainly animals). Exhibits like the Nature Nook, Insect Alley and Dragonfly Theatre among others house many North Carolina species, and various shows, events and workshops further teach kids about the animal kingdom.
Travel around the world in just one day at UNC Charlotte's International Festival. Food, music, culture, arts and more of over 50 nations are represented at this free event.
Two species of fish have been chosen to represent the state of North Carolina, one adopted in 1971, the other in 2005. One is the only freshwater fish native to North Carolina, while the other could actually be illegal to sell.
Fall is upon us, and that means hayrides, pumpkin painting, costume contest and trick-or-treating. Here;s the list of events for the Fall/Halloween 2013 season in Charlotte. This list will constantly be updated, so check back often to see new events.
Looking for the best Indian restaurants in Charlotte? From casual to upscale, take a look at some of the best.
Likely because of its size and prominence, many people wonder if Charlotte is North Carolina's capital, or if it ever was. Find out here.
As Charlotte continues to grow, a conscious decision to support local farmers also increases. You will find that the restaurants and various eateries listed below not only help provide sustainability for local farmers, but are also some of the best places to chow down in Charlotte.
There are several organizations in and around Charlotte that help educate people looking to earn their GED. Here's where to find GED prep classes in Charlotte.
A favorite part of many visitors to the Carolina Renaissance Festival is the costuming. Of course, you don't have to dress the part to visit and enjoy the festival, and many people don't. But for those that do, walking the grounds in period garb only adds to your experience. Here's where to rent or buy a costume in Charlotte, and how to make your own.
Looking for a place in Charlotte to choose and cut your own Christmas tree? There aren't any directly in the city limits, but there are several options close by.
Looking for a bed and breakfast inn located in Charlotte? There are plenty of options, from historic to more modern, and from city to country.
Everything you'll need to know to visit the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, including hours, admission and more.
Looking for a place to stay in Charlotte? Whether you're in town for a game, need a place near the airport, or need a place to rest and relax, we've got you covered. Find Charlotte's best hotels here.
Visit About.com for a listing of Charlotte grocery stores, where to do your grocery shopping in Charlotte and a look at Charlotte's grocery store chains.
Charlotte is home to some of the nation's top disc golf courses, from a nationally renowned one that will challenge experts to courses for beginners.
Doolittle's is one of several places for kid's haircuts in Charlotte, North Carolina.
A listing of AM radio stations in Charlotte, organized by dial number and by genre. Looking for all the country stations in Charlotte? All the gospel or sports stations? Find what you're looking for here.
With over 20 species of raptors in their native habitats, the Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental conservation and the protection of birds of prey through education, research, and the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors.
It doesn't matter what your sport of choice is to follow, Charlotte is sure to have a place for you to go and cheer on your favorite team while sharing a drink (or several) with some friends. Whether you follow the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Bobcats or Tar Heels basketball you're sure to find a spot with great food and cold beer.
The 2013 Southern Christmas Show, one of the most popular holiday show in the nation, will signal the start of the Christmas season for most Charlotte residents. Close to 150,000 people visit the show over 10 days, and with good reason. Featuring over 500 merchants, vendors and exhibitors with virtually anything related to Christmas, and hundreds of Christmas gift ideas, the show gives shoppers the chance to browse for Christmas ornaments, home decor (both Christmas related and year-round), gifts, dolls, wine from local wineries
Each year for one weekend in August the state of South Carolina offers a three-day sales tax holiday weekend. This tax-free weekend helps many families with back-to-school shopping.
Wondering what kind of fish can be found in Lake Lure? A number of species call the lake home. Find out more about them here.
2013 marks the 29th year of the Charlotte Bon-Odori festival, a celebration of Japanese music, food, arts and crafts, and culture. This year's celebration arrives in July at the Wells Fargo Atrium.
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