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Print Edition 2013-12-20 – QNotes

2013 Year in Review

Arts. Entertainment. News. Views. 2013.

qnotes has scoured its archives and presents its most memorable, most read and most interesting news and feature stories from 2013.

2013 Year in Review: A banner year for progress

The top stories of 2013 reflect significant local, national achievements

2013 was a year of remarkable change and progress, from the national level all the way down to the local. LGBT community members and organizations saw gains in local and national policy and law, celebrated big with historic wins and came together for forward progress like never before.

2013 Year in Review: America’s top internet searches of 2013

Beyonce rules supreme as most-searched person

Looking back on 2013, billions of Internet searches from around the world reveal it was a year of American songs, superhero movies, social media love, high-end designer brands, controversial sports stars, European getaways and fierce women.

A Boy Scout remembers a powerful 2013

Editor's Note

As each year comes to a close, each of us have the opportunity to pause and reflect on what the passing year has meant to us. For me, the year was especially powerful and memorable.

Austin has local roots, passion

Charlotte Council’s Al Austin becomes third openly gay rep, seeks to focus on public safety, housing, transporation and revitalization

For native Charlottean Al Austin, his election to help lead his hometown on City Council is the realization of a dream two decades in the making.

The true Spirit of Christ is about more than things

Spiritual Reflections

When thinking of the holiday season, I remember the weeks and days leading up to Christmas as some of the most exciting of the year. As a child raised in a Baptist home, I liked the colors of Christmas, the sounds, smells and lights; but most of all I, like all of the kids I knew, loved the giving and receiving of things.