Charlotte’s crown jewels

Charlotte’s growth is among the fastest in the nation. That’s building its assets, including an international airport, light-rail system and diverse housing.

A Charlotte church takes on affordable housing

A community outreach program founded by one of Charlotte’s most prominent churches, CrossRoads, helps revitalize a low-income neighborhood.

Charlotte: Concord jets

Concord Regional Airport is accelerating its plan to offer an alternative for flight space, opening a $6.5 million, 25,000-square-foot terminal in October.

Triangle: Wegmans wades in

Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans Food Markets will open its first North Carolina store in Cary, with three additional Triangle locations planned.

NC trend: Read all about it

After the state’s largest independent newspaper sold to GateHouse Media, only three locally operated daily papers remain.

Charlotte: Cruising ahead

Rick Hendrick created a massive auto dealership network, helped George Shinn start the Charlotte Hornets and became a dominant owner on the NASCAR circuit.

Triangle: Faded roses blossom

The Rose family of Henderson was a pioneer retailer, opening dozens of stores across Virginia and North Carolina, but it never achieved the same scale as its Charlotte-based peers.

NC trend: Salute to summer

Camp Corral offers respite to children of deployed, injured, disabled or fallen service members.

NC trend: The pursuit of hoppiness

Charlotte startup offers a custom approach to the beer club experience.

Bermuda Billy’s last stand

Can an auction teach an Olde Beau new tricks?

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