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Looking for discounts on Carowinds tickets? The parks offers plenty of ways to save monry on admission.
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.
Looking for Easter egg hunts in Charlotte? There are plenty this year! From an underwater egg hunt to eggs being dropped from a helicopter to more traditional hunts, check out all of Charlotte's egg hunts for 2013.
A directory of restaurants and stores in Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
Information on how to get a North Carolina marriage license, including fees, applications and restrictions.
Charlotte has a huge variety of fine dining establishments, but not all have romance on the agenda. Here is a listing of Charlotte's most romantic restaurants for the perfect date-night, Valentine's Day dinner or anniversary celebration.
Looking to apply for unemployment benefits in North Carolina? Here's what you'll need to know.
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.
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.
The Speed Street 600 Festival takes place in Uptown Charlotte for three days prior to NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600. 2014 will be the 20th edition of the festival, and it gets bigger each year. For this one weekend, Charlotte's buttoned-up downtown area become one of the Southeast's biggest festivals, featuring music, food, activities, interactive exhibits, appearances by NASCAR drivers and other celebrities, and of course, cars.
Things to do for free in Charlotte.
Here's everything you'll need to know to visit the Sea Life Aquarium at Concord Mills Mall.
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.
Celebrate Earth Day in Charlotte and surrounding communities with many Earth Day festivals and Earth Day events planned.
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.
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Charlotte is one of the top 10 fastest growing cities in the country with new residents moving to the Charlotte area daily. Here are some helpful tips to getting settled in this sprawling, growing part of North Carolina.
The Best Late Night Food in Charlotte
Your guide to setting up utility service, including power, gas, sanitation, phone, cable and internet, in Charlotte.
Everything you need to apply for food stamps in North Carolina, including how much you will get and how soon.
Here you'll find facts and a general listing of cities and towns near Charlote making up Charlotte's Suburbs; Mecklenburg County and neighboring communities like Union County, Cabarrus County, Iredell County and Gaston County. Charlotte's neighboring towns include Matthews, Mint Hill, Pineville, Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius and Mooresville.
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.
Charlotte's mall holiday hours begin the day after Thanksgiving and run through the new year, as each mall offers extended hours for shopping and dining. Here's how the 2013 Christmas shopping season shapes up.
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.
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.
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.
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Visit Uptown Charlotte for free by taking advantage of some of these free Charlotte activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As one of the largest cities in the New South, Charlotte offers many authentic southern dining options.
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.
While the drive-in movie theater may seem like a relic from days gone by, there are still a few standing around North Carolina.
April events and things to do in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.
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).
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Vote for your favorite barbecue in Charlotte in this year's About.com Readers' Choice Awards.
Livermush. The mention of the word brings to mind pretty much one of two things - a versatile meat, served
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.
Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge sits in the heart of South Charlotte's new and continually improving Ballantyne neighborhood.
Looking for a list of Charlotte, NC Zip Codes? Here's a list alphabetized by neighborhood.
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.
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.
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.
A list of some of Charlotte's best Italian restaurants - from casual to upscale.
Parking info, directions, address and more for BB&T Ballpark, home of the Charlotte Knights.
Find out what the Mother's Day Events in Charlotte are with your guide to spending Mother's Day in Charlotte.
Charlotte has quickly become a culinary destination, and local experts are willing to share their knowledge. Here are the best cooking classes in 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.
Here is a guide to registering your vehicle with the state of North Carolina including fees and required documents.
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.
June events and things to do in the Charlotte, North Carolina area including Taste of Charlotte, concerts at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater and the Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops concerts.
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.
May events and things to do in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.
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.
The town of Matthews NC neighbors Charlotte to the southeast and is also Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
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.
There are many ways to stay fit in Charlotte. Here is a guide to the more traditional Charlotte-area gyms and health clubs.
Charlotte's South End is known for it's eclectic mix of retail, dining and housing. Here are five of the best.
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.
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
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.
Historic Fourth Ward sits in the heart of Uptown and features a mix of young professionals, families, new condos and historic Victorian homes.
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.
The downtown Matthews area is a charming, family friendly area in the heart of Matthews and just minutes from Charlotte.
Looking for Charlotte’s best Dim Sun? Several restaurants in town have excellent Chinese offerings. Here are the best.
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.
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.
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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.
Got a craving for souvlaki or falafel? Here are the best places to satisfy your Greek cravings in Charlotte.
Enjoy a walk through the tree-lined streets of Myers Park, one of Charlotte's oldest and most distinguished neighborhoods.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Charlotte World Parade and Festival is designed to showcase and celebrate culture from around the world. 2014 marks the second edition of this annual event. Find out everything you need to know about the 2014 festival here.
Looking for information on how to get your fishing license in North Carolina? Here's everything you'll need to know.
NoDa Charlotte, North Davidson is Charlotte's Historic Arts District and is home to many eclectic art galleries, live music venues and local eateries.
Looking for Charlotte's best chocolate? Whether it's a quick snack or a special gift, here are Charlotte's best spots.
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.
Visit Matthews for free by taking advantage of some of these free Matthews activities.
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.
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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.
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 Knights ticket information, team information and fan guide.
Huntersville, N.C., and Cornelius, N.C. are two towns north of Charlotte that border Lake Norman's eastern shoreline.
A look at some of the best seafood restaurants in Charlotte area.
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.
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.
Looking for the best Indian restaurants in Charlotte? From casual to upscale, take a look at some of the best.
You voted, and the winner for "Best Wings in Charlotte" for 2013 is: Flip'n Chicken! ! "It is thrilling
Looking for a place to stay near Carowinds amusement park, the Thrill Capital of the Southeast? Find the closest hotels to Carowinds here.
A complete list of free summer movies for kids around Charlotte for summer 2013.
The historic Latta Arcade building in Uptown Charlotte was built in 1914 and remains active today housing restaurants, shops and offices.
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.
Looking for a place to stay near Charlotte Motor Speedway and zMax Dragway? Maybe you're headed to Concord Mills Mall? Here's a list of the closest hotels to the track - one of which is within walking distance.
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.
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!
Address, hours, store listing and more for Concord Mills Mall 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Phillips Place Stadium 10, formerly Phillips Place Cinemas, offers stadium seating. Page 9.
Charlotte Knights Stadium is located in Fort Mil, S.C., and is the home of the Charlotte Knights minor league baseball team.
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.
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.
If you're looking for Charlotte's best Vietnamese restaurants, here's a list of the top ones! From casual or takeout to something a little nicer, there's a wide range.
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 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.
Need to know when your child's elementary, middle or high school day starts and ends? Here's a complete opening and closing bell schedule for every school in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system for the 2013 - 2014 year. The first time is a.m. (opening bell), the second is p.m. (dismissal bell).
There's nothing like a fresh batch of strawberry jam, a salad covered in strawberries, or any number
A profile of Charlotte's Romare Bearden - one of the most influential African-American artists of the 1900s.
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.
Find out what's going on to celebrate the 4th of July 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Vote for your favorite wings in Charlotte in this year's About.com Readers' Choice Awards.
The current Charlotte Checkers team is actually the third hockey franchise by that name to call the Queen City home. The first played in the ECHL from 1956 to 1977, and the second from 1993 to 2009 in the ECHL. The current team plays in the Midwest Division of the Western Conference of the American Hockey League, and are an affiliate of the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes.
Most people have heard of Groupon, but did you know there were other options as well? There are several
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.
The downtown Matthews area, including Stumptown Park, is a charming, family friendly area in the heart of Matthews and just minutes from Charlotte. Page 8.
The downtown Matthews area, including the Matthews Farmers Market, is a charming, family friendly area in the heart of Matthews and just minutes from Charlotte. Page 6.
The downtown Matthews area is a charming, family friendly area in the heart of Matthews and just minutes from Charlotte.
Whether it's the NASCAR race and all the festivities surrounding it, family cookouts, local pools opening, or just a three day weekend to kick off summer, Memorial Day weekend is busy in Charlotte. Of course, with all the happenings, don't forget to reflect on the true reason for the day: miltary men and women who gave their lives fighting for our freedom.
This profile of UNC Charlotte contains information on the school's location, size, cost, financial aid, and admissions data such as average SAT scores, ACT scores, and the percentage of students admitted.
Looking for a place in North Carolina to pick your own peaches? There aren't many, but you will find a few!
Discovery Place is a paradise of kid-friendly science exhibits and presentations.
Many different species of fish inhabit Lake Norman. Find out more about the lake's residents here.
Trade Street runs through the heart of downtown Matthews. Page 2.
Charlotte is very close to the best skiing in North Carolina. Find out more about these resorts and how far they are from the Queen City.
The downtown Matthews area, including Renfrow's Hardware Store, is a charming, family friendly area in the heart of Matthews and just minutes from Charlotte. Page 3.
The downtown Matthews area is a charming, family friendly area in the heart of Matthews and just minutes from Charlotte. Page 5.
The downtown Matthews area is a charming, family friendly area in the heart of Matthews and just minutes from Charlotte features stores like Renfrow's Hardware Store. Page 4.
The only one of its kind in the city, the Dean & Deluca SouthPark store at Phillips Place encourages browsers to get up close and fully enjoy the food shopping experience. The store also has a deli counter and an outdoor seating area. Page 7.
This profile of Queens University of Charlotte contains information on the school's location, size, cost, financial aid, and admissions data such as average SAT scores, ACT scores, and the percentage of students admitted.
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.
Doolittle's is one of several places for kid's haircuts in Charlotte, North Carolina.