York County

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Articles about York County

  • Historic Rosenwald School in Newell. Photo: Silver Star

    Aging Rosenwald Schools recall long-ago optimism

    Only a fraction of the Rosenwald Schools remain, reminders of a remarkable early 20th-century partnership of rural black communities in the South and a Jewish philanthropist from Chicago. Those remaining in Mecklenburg range from lovingly restored to painfully dilapidated.
  • Downtown Kannapolis. West First St., Gem Theatre. Photo: Google Street View

    More N.C., S.C. cities eye downtowns for development potential

    The efforts vary from city to city. Kannapolis, for instance, bought 50 acres of downtown property. Initiatives to revitalize downtowns across the Carolinas range from renovating aging buildings to building museums to trying to lure private hotel developers. 
  • Cureton development in Waxhaw, mix of condos and single family homes in a planned community Photo: Nancy Pierce

    How prevalent is multifamily throughout the Charlotte region?

    The old planners’ joke is that Americans hate two things for their cities—urban sprawl and high density. PlanCharlotte examined where in this metro region multifamily is, and where it isn’t. Some communities, hoping to attract more Millennials, want more multifamily. Others’ long-range plans discourage multifamily development.
  • Concord store aims at Latino customers. Photo: Nancy Pierce

    Mapping ‘Latino’ in the Charlotte region

    The term “Latino,” like “Hispanic,” covers many different countries and cultures. The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute decided to map the home countries of the Charlotte region region’s foreign-born Latino immigrants.