Mae Israel

Mae Israel

Stories by Mae Israel

Neighborhood schools? More city parents are taking a fresh look

In at least a half-dozen older Charlotte neighborhoods many white, middle-income families avoided sending their children to neighborhood schools with a majority of low-income, minority students. ...

Can Charlotte learn to love Modernist homes?

The house at 1154 Cedarwood Lane in Charlotte once sat on the eastern outskirts of the city, a wooded, secluded haven in the 1960s where artists would gather on Sunday afternoons.

Latte-free zones hint at demographic shifts

Looking at where some upscale retail companies locate provides a way of highlighting income and demographic disparities. Charlotte's Starbucks-free, Panera-free and Harris Teeter-free zones coincide...