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Crowning the Beauty Within

  By Angela Lindsay   In a social media climate that glorifies eyelash extensions, lace front wigs, claw-like artificial nails and butt implants, a local program is celebrating all-natural beauty and empowering young women to embrace their own. Founder Vernisha Crawford saw a need for such a program when she realized how much time and money she was spending on her external appearance.…

Jyoti’s World Cuisine: A Friedland Family Effort

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By Hope Yancey Photos by Jonathan Cooper   Jyoti and Marc Friedland built a loyal following in Charlotte during the years they owned Talley’s Green Grocery, the natural foods market, café and bakery on East Boulevard that closed its doors in Marc and Jyoti Friedland 2008.…

Nico Amortegui Connects Through Art

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By Hope Yancey Artist Nico Amortegui creates murals, other large-scale paintings and sculptures constructed of wood, cardboard and found objects. He has recently begun learning to make ceramics, such as dishes and African-inspired masks. He might produce 30 ceramic pieces in a week.…

From Boxer to Businessman

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By Phillip Brown Photos by Ryan Honeyman Boxing and business – dual passions that have fueled Calvin Brock’s life. The entrepreneurially-minded pugilist knew from an early age that one day, he would compete for a world’s championship, and he would come to appreciate the lessons learned along the way, especially from UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business.…

Greg Collier Is The Yolk’s Secret Ingredient

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  By Kayla Becoats In the midst of the Wednesday morning rush at 7th Street Market, Chef Chef Greg Collier Greg Collier and his wife, Subrina, are nestled comfortably side by side sipping lattes in the new home of their wildly popular farm-to-table breakfast restaurant, The Yolk.…
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