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McCrorey Heights: The Neighborhood that Shaped Charlotte

  By Tonya Jameson Tom Hanchett is supposed to be retired, but the longtime Charlotte historian keeps finding stories to tell. At the moment, he’s set his attention on the historic McCrorey Heights neighborhood in west Charlotte. The interstates and urban renewal decimated most of Charlotte thriving Black communities, in the name of progress and at the expense of Black livelihood.…

MINT TO MOVE CULTURAL DANCE NIGHT

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WHEN: SATURDAY, SEP 15, 2018 (celebrating the Mint’s Grand Re-Opening and Latin American Heritage Month) 7:00PM – 11:30PM WHERE: Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon Street COST: ADMISSION: $13 / $9.75 MINT MEMBERS; $1 OFF General Admission before 9 PM Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night began at Mint Museum Uptown in 2012 to reflect the region’s diverse and inclusive commUNITY through music, dancing, visual art, and cultural appreciation.…

Helping People When It matters Most: ChemoCars

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  By Eren Simpson When someone is diagnosed with cancer, the last question on his or her mind should be, “How am I going to get to my treatment?” When his mom was being treated for stage four pancreatic cancer, Zach Bolster heard about the struggle some patients have getting to and from treatment due to lack of transportation, often leading them to quit treatment altogether.…

Let’s walk and explore the Queen City in May

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Charlotte’s neighborhoods have stories to tell – stories many residents have never heard. Charlotte City Walks offer a chance to hear those stories and learn more about the Queen City through free neighborhood tours in May. Some of the walks include: • A Neighborhood Through Artists’ Eyes – This tour of East Charlotte’s Plaza Shamrock and Country Club areas is led by artists with home studios in the neighborhood, including Yard Art Day founder Deborah Triplett; CATS Blue Line artists Susan Brenner and Sharon Dowell; studio artist Amy Sanders and glass artist Carmella Jarvi.…
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