David Francis

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Can Charlotte Rise Again?

The mayor's ambitious redevelopment plan faces steep hurdles in gaining support from a politically divided city.

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City on the Brink: Charlotte's Recession-Era Unraveling

The U.S. financial meltdown, coupled with a major education crisis, left the city reeling.

David Francis

Anatomy of a Boomtown: The Real Story Behind the Rise of Charlotte

Despite recession-era setbacks, the city is celebrated as a success story. Can it stay that way?