Our city has the Panthers, the Bobcats, Bank of America and even the dang Democratic National Convention. And still news readers around the USA have to be reminded that we are Charlotte, N.C.? Baltimore has fewer people, but you won’t see Baltimore, Md. atop news stories about prize crab-cakes or baseball Orioles.
The Charlotte Observer’s Tim Funk wrote the article above that unleashed numerous tweets about Charlotte’s ability to stand alone in the Associated Press’ Stylebook, the document that governs the characteristics of media references. Charlotte, for example, is always listed as “Charlotte, NC” whereas cities like Boston, Phoenix, and Atlanta require no state designation.