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For 29 years, The Charlotte Observer has worked with charities in our region to determine their needs and then published those for our readers during the holiday season. This year's annual Giving Guide includes the needs of more than 200 organizations from 10 counties.

Check out these 5 places to sample a mezcal cocktail.

Seventy-two years before McAdenville flashed to life as Christmas Town USA, the eastern Gaston County mill town made another kind of history with the help of Thomas Edison.

Delve into DIY home security with these connected cameras.

Not only do you have a house full of guests this holiday season, you may have a house full of children. Here are some easy holiday craft projects to entertain the children, including a Cary woman’s tradition of making turkey-shaped cheese balls.

What is Charlotte style? What’s the spectrum? And how can we understand, discuss and share whatever-it-is better than ever before?

Here's our annual guide to working, playing, eating and shopping in the Charlotte region.

Grab the glitter and glue and get ready for the Observer's 12th annual Holiday Card Contest. We invite children ages 4-17 - and adults - to enter original artwork reflecting the holidays.

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Retro Charlotte

As Thanksgiving approaches, I wanted to share a small gesture of kindness that was meaningful to ...

Olivia Fortson

Chef Jon Fortes, representing Mimosa Grill (though he's now at Fort Mill's Flipside Cafe with spo...

On Dining

Winter can be a cold and desperate time in some households in our city. A donation of new and ge...

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