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Charlotte’s Top High Schools

Charlotte’s Best Public High Schools Before we look at Charlotte’s Top High Schools,  a little background could be helpful here.   I  wrote my first education essay almost 30 years ago.  My wife is a life long educator, 20 years a teacher and 10 years a professor of education teaching teachers- we , as a

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Summer Time Means – ICE CREAM TIME!

What better way to break the heat than with ICE CREAM!   Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Everyones talking about Jeni’s these days!  First, their South End location creating quite the buzz, and long lines.  Then their newly opened NoDa location, and lastly, their Park Rd Shopping Center location.  Everyone can’t wait for all of these

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What’s Your Favorite Beach Destination from Charlotte NC?

Surfs Up! This is the  Folly Beach pier in SC from June 2019- plus surf school! Folly is known for its long waves and… surf lessons @islasurf!   Whats your favorite Beach? Vist our FB page, Like it, enter to win $100 gift certificate to Watermans in Southend? Beach cams below! We have two large coastlines

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Lync Light rail uptown Charlotte

One of the Most Anticipated Openings of 2019…

OPTIMIST HALL!!!   This is going to be one of the greatest openings of the year!  Optimist Hall will have a food hall, restaurants, retail and offices.  There are nearly 20 tenants, ranging from bakeries, to paper shops, and even a cocktail bar.  It, of course, wouldn’t be complete without a brewery, because this is

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Trilogy Nenver NC

Trilogy at Lake Norman A Home for All Seasons

Looking for that active adult lifestyle?  An over 55 community, with lake access, and a short drive to a major airport? Look no further than Trilogy at Lake Norman, Denver NC. Do you like the idea of living in a resort community, that is really an Active Adult community, with all lawncare include,  full of

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Memorial Weekend 2019 in CLT!

Who doesn’t love staying home and relaxing over a long weekend?   The things to do this weekend in Charlotte are ENDLESS!   Let’s start with Friday 5/24: Food Truck Friday South End at Sycamore Brewing!  Starting at 4pm, enjoy food trucks, music and, of course, great beer!  Circle K Speed Street 3 day event! 

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It’s Heating Up in Charlotte, What Now?

There are record temperatures this week, so what is there to do now?   When temperatures get into the 90’s the amount of time you spend exploring the greenways and outdoors tends to be limited.  What are some great CLT summer activities? Discovery Place – There are three locations, all with different focuses.  There is

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Quicker Drive to the Beach!

Just in time for Spring and Summer trips to the beach, Charlotteans are in for some good news. Most of us who drive from the Charlotte area to either the NC beaches or the Myrtle Beach, SC area must use Highway 74 for at least the first part of the journey. Well, now that the

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