Feb 8, 2024 - News

1 last update to go

family on University of North Carolina campus

My husband, Jesse, and daughter, Talia, walking on UNC's campus in Chapel Hill on a recent afternoon. Photo: Katie Peralta Soloff/Axios

Closing out this newsletter with a bit of personal news.

  • This weekend, my family is moving to Chapel Hill — my husband recently accepted a new job affiliated with UNC. While we're thrilled for a new adventure in the Triangle, we're sad to leave Charlotte.

Yes but: I will remain closely connected to this wonderful city of ours. I'll continue to edit the Charlotte newsletter, which is in terrific hands with the team of local reporters we have here.

What I'll miss: A lot. NoDa. The skyline view from the Matheson bridge. Curry Gate takeout on a random Wednesday. My parents, and my dad's whole side of the family in south Charlotte out to Matthews. Giddy Goat's nitro cold brew. My girlfriends and my book club. Our house. Salud. Our daughter's day care.

Yes, but: Be it for work, family or friends, I plan to come back often. It really is an easy drive or train ride.

The big picture: My family moved here for my dad's job when I was in high school. That was tough on a 17-year-old, but Charlotte quickly made me feel home.

  • I've worked in journalism in Charlotte for almost a decade. The city's had highs and lows over the years. It's been gratifying work, telling local stories and holding power to account.

The bottom line: Thank you, Charlotte readers. I've loved learning from you. And I look forward to continuing working in this space — just a little farther away.

What's next: I'll help out the tremendous Axios Raleigh team periodically — you can subscribe here for punchy, relevant news from the Triangle.

  • Keep sending me Charlotte tips and feedback: [email protected].
  • Please also share any news tips (and restaurant recommendations!) in the Triangle that you've got.
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