The Charlotte Observer

The Feb. 2 spill of coal ash slurry from a Duke Energy containment pond has taken a new turn with a federal grand jury issuing subpoenas for records from both Duke Energy and the state environmental regulator.
Feb 17, 2014   The Charlotte Observer
Mary Newsom at the Charlotte Observer argues that until Charlotte residents stop calling streets 'roads', they will be stuck in a rural mindset and fail to see the broader picture of transportation in their city and county.
Aug 31, 2009   The Charlotte Observer
In Boston for a conference, Mary Newsom reflects on the lessons that Sun Belt cities can take from historic cities like Cambridge to prepare for the future.
May 4, 2009   The Charlotte Observer
Mecklenburg County commissioners are scheduled to debate whether to add a second half-cent sales tax to fund transit in the Charlotte area.
Apr 25, 2009   The Charlotte Observer
Two new light rail projects near Charlotte were planned to get built at the same time, but the economic recession is forcing officials to choose one and delay the other.
Apr 24, 2009   The Charlotte Observer
Residents of Charlotte, NC are pushing the State to change a zoning rule to allow a WalMart to go in on Independence Blvd. Land around the boulevard is being held for a possible freeway, but residents claim the area is stagnating from the strictures.
Apr 21, 2009   The Charlotte Observer
Lofts and ground floor retail envelop a new Lowe's store in Charlotte, forming a buffer between the large store and the surrounding Dilworth neighborhood.
Nov 9, 2008   The Charlotte Observer
Charlotte faces a number of challenges in the 21st century, from rising immigration to declining industry to sprawl. This <em>Citistates Report</em> suggests one strategy to harbor a healthy future: go green.
Oct 8, 2008   The Charlotte Observer
<p>High foreclosure rates are turning Charlotte's new starter home suburbs into bastions of crime and decay.</p>
Dec 12, 2007   The Charlotte Observer
<p>Charlotte, North Carolina, overwhelmed by turnout for free rides on new light rail line, which exceeded capacity nearly three-fold. Officials now wonder if their ridership estimates have been placed too low.</p>
Nov 27, 2007   The Charlotte Observer
<p>The effort to repeal Mecklenburg County's half-cent transit tax was defeated by a wide margin at the polls on Tuesday.</p>
Nov 8, 2007   The Charlotte Observer