Editorials

Our writers are always finding new ways to address timely topics for Charlotte – sometimes lighthearted, sometimes serious, always relevant. Whether it’s an investigative report on oft-overlooked trend of “business gentrification” happening here, or a piece about the complex business of mural-making, or personal musings from our publishers, read on for innovative insights on Charlotte life.

Davita Galloway: FOR! One

The editorial below regards a measure which will be on the Mecklenburg County ballot on Nov. 5, presenting voters a “FOR” or “AGAINST” choice for an additional quarter-cent sales tax on goods and serv… read more »


Searching for Hope in Despair City

Queen City creative and celebrated writer, Page Leggett, recently experienced a strange homecoming when she returned to Washington, DC, where she lived in the 90s. She shares her thoughts on returning… read more »



Ode to a Cajun Filet Biscuit

The nation seems a bit obsessed with determining which chicken sandwich reigns supreme, Popeye’s or Chick-Fil-A? We emphatically endorse a third option … the regal culinary creation of the Queen City… read more »



Junk Mail Prompts An (Almost) Date with Death

I recently got a postcard inviting me to something called a “Peace of Mind Seminar.” Awesome, I thought. Peace of mind is in short supply these days. I’m nervous by nature, and President Trump’s twitc… read more »


That time Anthony Hamilton dropped by CreativeMornings/Charlotte …

You never know just what’s going to happen at CreativeMornings/Charlotte … or who will stop by. On Friday, May 3, the group held their monthly meeting at the Charlotte Jazz Festival’s “Jazz Garden T… read more »



We don’t know what to say about gun violence. But, we’ll help you say it.

Charlotte is our home. Despite trying our best to escape it after high school, Charlotte drew us back in and has emerged to become a great love of both of our lives. Charlotte is a source of pride for… read more »



BOOM-Shaka-Laka: Two Artists Bringing an Explosion of Creativity to the BOOM Festival

Three… two… one… BOOM! The fourth annual BOOM festival is taking over Plaza Midwood this weekend — Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28. BOOM is a three day arts experience that aims to highlight the… read more »


The Business of Murals in a City of Business

It was the summer solstice of 2017. The temperature hovered just below 100 degrees. As the sun beat down on him, Jonay di Ragno painted a mural in NoDa. And, he was having the time of his life. “I was… read more »



Turbo Charged Creativity – CLT Father & Son Make Music Together

Graphic designer. Musician. Dad. While those words can’t capture the creative prowess of David Haire, senior designer at Wray Ward, they’re a good start. And, they help explain what drives him. Haire… read more »



Take This Job and Shove It – Break Out by Breaking Good

Oh no! The end of the Breaking Good series! This week we close it out by calling for an infusion of private sector talent into our local nonprofit organizations. It’s a concept that goes against conve… read more »