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From Brooklyn to Ballantyne: The story behind Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis

Charlotte’s history of affordable housing includes broken promises and empty gestures. Now that the city’s chronic shortage has become a crisis, leaders are responding with unprecedented resources. Will this time be different?

Anyone who’s lived in Charlotte for a minute knows that the Ballantyne area, wealthier than Mecklenburg County as a whole, isn’t the place to find an affordable apartment if you’re a hotel housekeeper, a fry cook, a landscaper — anyone making less than $15 or so an hour.

The bill that does not keep on giving

Discriminatory legislation continues to challenge the state and its LGBTQ residents

Although the notorious House Bill 2 (HB2) is repealed, legal discrimination against LGBTQ North Carolinians continues. Under the House Bill 142 (HB142) “compromise” legislation, signed into law by Gov. Roy Cooper on March 30, much of HB2 remains.

Duke Blue Devils have hole in schedule due to HB2

The Duke Blue Devils have an opening for a game on Nov. 12, part of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament, due to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order banning publicly funded, nonessential travel to North Carolina over anti-LGBT HB2 law. He also banned travel to Mississippi over anti-LGBT laws. The schedule was released …