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2018 in review: What mattered for affordable housing in WNC

GRAND PLANS: The Rev. Jim Abbott of St. Matthias Episcopal Church in the East End/Valley Street neighborhood looks at the rendering of a proposed affordable housing complex on city-owned property on Charlotte Street. Photo by Leslie Boyd With apologies to Jane Austen, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a resident of Western North Carolina […]

High-end restaurant from N.C. mountains heads to south Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (Kathleen Purvis/Charlotte Observer) – Fans of Banner Elk’s acclaimed restaurant Artisanal have been wondering for months about the owners’ plan to open in Charlotte. The wait may almost be over. Chef/owner Bill Greene and his wife and partner Anita Greene announced Tuesday that they’ll open a new restaurant, Peppervine, in Charlotte’s Piedmont Town […]