Mecklenburg County

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  • South End: From mills to millennials

    Imagine it’s 2030 and Charlotte’s popular South End has grown up like other neighborhoods in an increasingly urban and transit-friendly city. What does this area, just on the outskirts of uptown’s skyscrapers, look like? And most importantly, who is living there?
  • Schuls’ gift establishes Forum Series

    A major gift to the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute from the institute’s first director, Dr. Norm Schul, and his wife, Marianne ‘73, will establish an annual speaker series focused on policy issues affecting the Charlotte region.
  • A failing Eastland Mall in 2008, before the city bought, demolished it. Photo: Nancy Pierce

    Charlotte homes in on new Eastland Mall project

    In recent years, many residents in east Charlotte grew weary and frustrated with the city’s unsuccessful efforts to attract a showpiece development to replace the once-popular Eastland Mall.
  • A storm shelter for caterpillars

    Monarch butterflies generally start arriving in the Uwharries in May.  Their timing seems to coincide with the flowering of the common milkweed in our grasslands.