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Charlotte: Most Popular Articles

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Leave the Cooking to Someone Else! Restaurants...
If you'd rather enjoy the holiday by having someone else do all the work, here's a listing of Charlotte restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day 2015.
Registering Your Vehicle in North Carolina
Here is a guide to registering your vehicle with the state of North Carolina including fees and required documents.
Where to Choose and Cut Your Own Christmas Tree...
For some people, pulling the Christmas tree out of the attic is a Thanksgiving tradition. But for a lot
A Guide to Charlotte Restaurants
A guide to Charlotte restaurants, including a look at the variety of Charlotte restaurants and reviews of Charlotte restaurants.
Charlotte's Thanksgiving Day Parade: What You...
The Belk Carolinas' Carrousel Parade is one of the largest celebrations in Charlotte. It's the fourth largest Thanksgiving Day parade in the United States, and about 100,000 people will descend on Uptown to join in the fun. Find out everything you need to know about this year's parade.
Shopping and Dining While You're Visiting the...
A directory of restaurants and stores in Charlotte-Douglas International Airport to try some local flavor and traditional favorites.
Charlotte's Southern Christmas Show: What You...
The 2015 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.
Who are the richest people in North Carolina?...
The 33rd annual " Forbes Richest 400 Americans " list has been released, and three North Carolinians
How did Charlotte, NC Get Its Name? What About...
Take a look at how Charlotte, NC got its name and earned the nickname
Christmastown, USA: North Carolina City Hosts...
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.
Carowinds 2015 Operating Schedule: Daily Hours...
Wondering what time Carowinds opens and closes each day (or if they're open at all)? Check out the 2015 schedule here.
Charlotte Grocery Stores Open on Thanksgiving Day
If you're wondering what's open on Thanksgiving Day in Charlotte (including grocery stores), here's a list!
Which Charlotte Restaurants Are Open On...
Looking for a restaurant in Charlotte that's open on Christmas Day? Here's a list of the best places to grab a Christmas dinner.
Which Cities and Towns Surround Charlotte,...
Here is an overview of the cities and towns near Charlotte in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Iredell, Union, Gaston, and York counties.
The Most Dazzling Light Displays In and Around...
Here's a look at where you can find some of Charlotte's best Christmas light displays
Where to Find the Best Southern Food in Charlotte
As one of the largest cities in the New South, Charlotte offers many authentic southern dining options. Here's a look at some of the best.
Thanksgiving Day in Charlotte
Thanksgiving Day 2012 is here! Wondering what's open and what's closed in Charlotte? Looking for something to do on Thanksgiving Day? Find everything you need to know about Thanksgiving 2012 in Charlotte here.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools: Academic Calendar
If you're planning holiday travel, vacation time or just want to be in the know, here is the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 2014 to 2015 Academic Calendar complete with all the important dates to make your planning family vacations and arranging childcare easier.
The Most Romantic Restaurants in Charlotte
A look at some of Charlotte's most romantic restaurants
The Best Places to Volunteer Your Time in...
This is just one of the places on our list of the best organizations in Charlotte to donate your time to.
How to Quickly Get a Marriage License in North...
Information on how to get a North Carolina marriage license, including fees, applications, restrictions, and other frequently asked questions.
New Year's Eve in Charlotte
Looking to ring in 2014 in Charlotte? Whether you're looking for a family-friendly celebration, or you want to leave the kids behind, there are plenty of events happening around Charlotte. Here's how the New Year's scene looks for 2014.
Guide to the Charlotte Airport
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.
What Are the Best Free Things to Do in Charlotte?
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.
Charlotte's Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra
The Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra, or the Bearstein Bears, highlight Founders Hall Christmas events in Charlotte.
Lost and Found Information for Charlotte-Dougla...
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.
How to Apply for Unemployment Benefits in North...
Looking to apply for unemployment benefits in North Carolina? Here's what you'll need to know.
Where to Donate in Charlotte
Here's a guide to donate household items, clothing, furniture and more to help local charities throughout Charlotte, North Carolina.
How to Apply for Food Stamp Benefits (FNS) in...
Everything you need to apply for food stamps in North Carolina, including how much you will get and how soon.
Charlotte Holiday Mall Hours - 2013 Thanksgivin...
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.
Where to Get the Best After Hours Food in...
Night owls, you're in luck! Charlotte has some great places that serve delicious food late or even 24
Charlotte's Best Places to Watch a Game
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.
McAdenville, NC (ChristmasTown, USA) Photo...
A Christmas tradition for many years, the town of McAdenville, NC has come to be known as "ChristmasTown,
North Carolina Fireworks Laws
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.
Zoos in Charlotte: Where to See Live Animals in...
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.
What are the Good Radio Stations in Charlotte,...
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.
Helpful Tips for Relocating to Charlotte
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.
Indoor skydiving in North Carolina? Here's...
Looking to try some indoor skydiving in North Carolina? Here's where you can try it out.
Television Stations in Charlotte
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.
Guide to Setting up Utilities in Charlotte
Your guide to setting up utility service, including power, gas, sanitation, phone, cable and internet, in Charlotte.
Where Kids Eat Free in Charlotte on Tuesday
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.
NASCAR Teams in Charlotte
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.
North Carolina's Historic Drive-In Theaters
While the drive-in movie theater may seem like a relic from days gone by, there are still a few standing around North Carolina.
Turkey Farms in North Carolina
If you're looking for the freshest turkey you can purchase in North Carolina, here's a list of the state's turkey farms.
New to Mecklenburg County? Here's What You Need...
New to Mecklenburg County or a first time voter? Here's how you need to register to be eligible to vote.
Livermush: What exactly is this North Carolina...
Livermush. The mention of the word brings to mind one of two things - a versatile meat, served primarily
Thrift Stores in Charlotte
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 to Get Discounts on Carowinds Tickets
Looking for discounts on Carowinds tickets? The parks offers plenty of ways to save monry on admission.
What Fireworks Are Legal and Illegal in South...
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.
Huzzah! Information for the Carolina Renaissanc...
The Carolina Renaissance Festival is a mixture of an amusement park, shows, comedy, music, feats of daring, street performers, shopping, and indulging. You'll find all everything you need here, including information on discount tickets, address and directions, special weekends, student days, creating or renting a costume and more.
Skiing in North Carolina
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.
Spooky Charlotte: The Queen City's Most...
A history of Charlotte's most haunted sites, from the 1700s to today.
Veterans Day 2013 in Charlotte - Closings, Free...
Veterans Day is here, and there are many restaurants and companies around the Charlotte are who want to thank our veterans by providing them with discounts or a free meal.
Satisfying Soul Food: Charlotte's Best Fried...
Here's a look at the best fried chicken in Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Events in November
When searching for Charlotte events in November, there is no shortage with many Charlotte fall activities, Charlotte Bobcats games, Charlotte Checkers games, Carolina Panthers games, Charlotte Symphony performances and more.
Huzzah! Ticket Information for the Carolina...
The 2014 Carolina Renaissance Festival runs from Oct 4 to Nov 23, 2013, Saturdays and Sundays. Find out everything you'll need to attend here.
Weather History in Charlotte - Weather Records
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.
Getting to Know Dilworth
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.
North Carolina Hurricanes
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.
The Best Italian Restaurants in Charlotte
A look at some of Charlotte's top restaurants for Italian food
North Carolina Fun Facts
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Where Kids Eat Free in Charlotte on Wednesday
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.
Christmas at the Billy Graham Library
Here's everything you need to know about to attend Christmas at the Billy Graham Library.
Get Your Green Thumb On: Charlotte's Best...
Whether you've had a green thumb for decades or are just starting out, here's a look at some of Charlotte's best nurseries and garden centers.
Where Kids Eat Free in Charlotte on Monday
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.
Getting to Know NoDa
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.
Uptown Charlotte for Free
Visit Uptown Charlotte for free by taking advantage of some of these free Charlotte activities.
Concord Mills Mall
Address, hours, store listing and more for Concord Mills Mall in Charlotte.
Store Listing for Charlotte's Premium Outlet Mall
Headed to Charlotte's Premium Outlet Mall? Here's a list of all the stores.
Real Life Locations of Towns in Jan Karon's...
Unfortunately, Mitford, North Carolina exists only in Jan Karon's books. But Mitford and it's neighboring towns were inspired by real life locations.
Is Charlotte the Capital of North Carolina? Has...
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.
Store Directory: A Look at What You'll Find at...
A store directory for Charlotte's Northlake Mall.
Holiday on Ice: Ice Skating in Uptown Charlotte
Here's all the info you need to visit Holiday on Ice 2014 in Uptown Charlotte, including ticket prices, hours, dates and more.
Public Pools and Water Fun in Charlotte
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.
Hotels Near the Billy Graham Library
The Billy Graham Library is one of the top-rated attractions in Charlotte. Here's where to stay if you want to be near the museum.
Lights in McAdenville
McAdenville, NC, otherwise known as Christmas Town USA, is famous for the entire town's Christmas lights display. McAdenville is located 20 miles northwest of Charlotte, NC.
Where to Get the Best Pizza in Charlotte
Think you can't find good pizza in Charlotte? Think again! Here's where it is.
Cooking Classes 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.
Movie Theaters in Charlotte
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.
Charlotte's 11 Freshest Farmers Markets
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.
Everything You'll Need to Know About Charlotte'...
Heading to Charlotte's Premium Outlet Mall? Here are hours, directions, contact info and more.
Charlotte's Zestiest Mexican Food Restaurants
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.
Getting to Know SouthPark
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.
Charlotte Restaurants on Diners, Drive-Ins and...
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What You Need to Know to Get Your North...
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.
Where to Get Kid's Haircuts in Charlotte
Doolittle's is one of several places for kid's haircuts in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Zip Codes for Charlotte Neighborhoods
Looking for a list of Charlotte, North Carolina zip codes? Here's a list of all 75 different zip codes alphabetized by neighborhood.
Hotels Near Charlotte Douglas International...
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.
Best Burgers in Charlotte
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.
SouthPark Mall
Address, hours, store listing, hours and more for Charlotte's SouthPark mall.
Things to Do in Concord
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.
North Carolina State Parks Near Charlotte
If you're looking for a break from city life, check out one of the several North Carolina state parks less than two hours from Charlotte.
Myers Park Walking Tour
Enjoy a walk through the tree-lined streets of Myers Park, one of Charlotte's oldest and most distinguished neighborhoods.
Charlotte's Real Estate Area Map
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.
Getting to Know Ballantyne
Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge sits in the heart of South Charlotte's new and continually improving Ballantyne neighborhood.
Where Kids Eat Free in Charlotte on Sunday
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.
2013 - 2014 Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Bell...
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).
Charlotte's Plant Zone: What Kind of Plants You...
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.
Fish Species of Lake Norman - What Kind of Fish...
Many different species of fish inhabit Lake Norman. Find out more about the lake's residents here.
The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence or...
The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence is a controversial document. If authentic, the document signed in Charlotte is the first declaration of independence in the U.S. - predating the country's official declaration by a year.
Where to Get in Touch With Nature in Charlotte
A look at some of the best botanical gardens in and around Charlotte.
Buying a House in Charlotte
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's Scariest Haunted Houses for 2014
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.
New Year's Day 2015 in Charlotte - What's Open...
Wondering what's open and closed in Charlotte on New Year's Day? Here's a list of city openings and closings.
Huzzah! Special Weekend Information for the...
The 2015 Carolina Renaissance Festival will offer several special weekends. Almost all of these weekends have special costume contests, and some have free children's admission.
The Best Seafood Restaurants in Charlotte
A look at some of the best seafood restaurants in Charlotte area.
Hola Charlotte! A Cultural Celebration
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Getting to Know Charlotte's Arboretum Area
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.
Downtown Matthews Photo Gallery
The downtown Matthews area is a charming, family friendly area in the heart of Matthews and just minutes from Charlotte.
Liberty Walk
Most local residents know that Charlotte gained the "hornet's nest" nickname during the American Revolution,
Maps of 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.
Community Resources in Charlotte
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
Wachovia Corporation Timeline
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.
Matthews for Free
Visit Matthews for free by taking advantage of some of these free Matthews activities.
North Carolina's State Fish: The Red Drum...
Two species of fish have been chosen to represent the state of North Carolina, one adopted in 1971, the other in 2005.
Getting to Know Huntersville and Cornelius
Huntersville, N.C., and Cornelius, N.C. are two towns north of Charlotte that border Lake Norman's eastern shoreline.
The State Bird of North Carolina
North Carolina's state bird was adopted in 1943, after an unfortunate nickname led to the first one being repealed.
Firebird Sculpture
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Finding a Job in Charlotte
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 Best Chinese Restaurants
Looking for Charlotte’s best Dim Sun? Several restaurants in town have excellent Chinese offerings. Here are the best.
Christmas 2013 - Festivals, Parades, Tree...
If you're looking for something to do this winter with the entire family, look no further. Here is a complete guide to family holiday activities, including Christmas events in the Charlotte area for the 2012 season.
The Billy Graham Library and Museum
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.
Getting to Know Myers Park
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 Longleaf Pine: North Carolina's State Tree
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How to Get A North Carolina Fishing License
Looking for information on how to get your fishing license in North Carolina? Here's everything you'll need to know.
The Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Charlotte
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.
Getting to Know Matthews, N.C.
The town of Matthews NC neighbors Charlotte to the southeast and is also Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
"Pick Your Own" Apple Orchards in North Carolina
Looking for a place in North Carolina to pick your own apples? You're in luck, because there are plenty!
Charlotte's Library Branches: Find Yours Here
Looking for a good book? Here's a look at the branches of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County library system.
The Best Pumpkin Patches in and Around Charlotte
Fall means a visit to the pumpkin patch for many families, and the Charlotte areas has plenty of options for those looking to choose their own pumpkin
Grocery Shopping in Charlotte
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.
Getting to Know Charlotte's Fourth Ward
Historic Fourth Ward sits in the heart of Uptown and features a mix of young professionals, families, new condos and historic Victorian homes.
Charlotte Lynx: Charlotte's Light Rail
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.
Lazy 5 Ranch
Everything you'll need to know to visit Lazy 5 Ranch, just outside of Charlotte.
The Six Spots to Take Incredible Photos of...
Looking for a spot to get the perfect shot of Charlotte's skyline? Here are the absolute best spots to take pictures of Uptown Charlotte.
State Parks Near Charlotte
A list of state parks near Charlotte
Where to Get Charlotte's Best Chocolate
Where to find the best chocolate in Charlotte, NC.
Charlotte's Underwater Adventure: Sea Life...
Charlotte doesn't officially aquarium, but the Sea Life Aquarium is the next best thing. With thousands of animals, it's a dazzling underwater world.
Fish Species of Lake Lure
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.
Schools in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic...
Wondering what schools make up the CIAA conference? Find out each school's location, enrollment, foundation date and mascot here.
Where to Celebrate "Free National Park Day" in...
Each year, the National Park Service designates several days where people can enjoy the United States' national parks without paying an entrance fee.
Uptown Festival Brings Some of "World's Best...
The Uptown Charlotte Jazz Festival returns in 2013 for its 4th year. Here's everything you'll need to know about this year's event.
American Idol Contestants From North Carolina
A closer look at American Idol alums from North Carolina - including two winners and a runner up.
Top Five Restaurants in the South End
Charlotte's South End is known for it's eclectic mix of retail, dining and housing. Here are five of the best.
The Nutcracker Ballet in Charlotte
There are several opportunities to catch the Nutcracker Ballet in Charlotte. Charlotte Nutcracker performances are performed by Miller Street Ballet, Charlotte Youth Ballet, the North Carolina Dance Theatre and the Moscow Ballet.
Downtown Matthews: Matthews Farmers Market
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.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Holiday Lights
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden's annual Holiday Lights display is one of the best Charlotte Christmas lights displays. Page 5.
The State Butterfly of North Carolina - Eastern...
The state butterfly of North Carolina is one of the most easily recognized in the Eastern United states - but it has a special connection to here.
Monthly Calendar of Festivals in Charlotte
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.
Who Was Queen Charlotte?
Just who was Queen Charlotte, and why is the city of Charlotte, NC named after her?

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