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Editor’s Notes

Isaac Lea: the man behind the mussels (access required)

In 1852, when Isaac Lea became the first person to write down observations about the Carolina heelsplitter, the Monroe Connector-Bypass hadn’t even been dreamed up. These days, hardly anyone talks about Lea. But lots of people are speculating about what’s ...

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Welcome to the new Mecklenburg Times

Readers of today’s edition might have noticed something different on the front page. Just under our flag are nine words that weren’t there Tuesday: “Your inside source for real estate, development and construction.” “What’s this all about?” you might be ...

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How I spent my Fourth of July vacation (access required)

My father lives in Rochester, Pa. It’s a borough — for the unfamiliar, that’s a self-governing, incorporated town — in Beaver County. It takes about eight hours to drive there from Charlotte, the interstate system passing through gorgeous mountain scenery ...

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