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Development of City’s 2040 Plan Aims to Engage Public

By Tonya Jameson Longtime residents on the west side of Charlotte don’t need to be reminded that their voices have been ignored as the city has grown. Neither do folks on the east side. These residents have been sharing their frustrations and hopes for revitalized communities, during community workshops to craft the Charlotte 2040 Comprehensive Plan, which will guide the city’s growth in the next two decades.…

Matthews Heritage Museum Project Researches Tank Town

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By Hope Yancey It’s a raw December afternoon, and Barbara Taylor, director of the Matthews Heritage Museum in downtown Matthews, is at work inside doing some sleuthing. Unfurled on her desk are copies of old maps. She wants to know more about a historic African American neighborhood about a half-mile from her North Trade Street office.…

The Salt Pad: Helping Charlotteans Breathe Again

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By LaShawn L. Hudson Percilla Blakeney smoked Salem Ultra Lights for 40 years; now the west Charlotte native is fighting for her life. She is going toe-to-toe with emphysema, brought on by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a progressive lung disease.…

The Rundown of Things to Do: Thursday, May 1 – Sunday, May 5

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By Shawn D. Allison, II  Shawn Allison shares all the places you’ll wanna be in the Queen City. What’s up everyone? The week is complete and now it’s time to make a few weekend rounds with “The Rundown!” There’s TONS to get into this weekend and with Cinco De Mayo in the lineup, things are sure to turn into a fiesta!…

The Rundown of Things to Do: Thursday, February 21 – Sunday, February 24

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By Shawn D. Allison, II What’s good family? Not this weather for sure! I know you all are still reeling from the energy of NBA All-Star last weekend, but guess what…there’s more dopeness goin’ down this weekend! There’s lots of Black History Month events for everyone to indulge in including networking and gaming events, cultural socials, documentary screenings and some truly funky music for you to dance to!…

The Rundown: Things To Do April 18- April 21

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By Shawn D. Allison, II  Shawn Allison shares all the places you’ll wanna be in the Queen City.   Salutations everyone! We have zoomed through this week and now it’s time to kick your shoes off and chill. There’s lot of relaxing and energetic digs to get into on The Rundown this week and as you all know, yours truly, The Black Ferris Bueller has got all the goods to lift you to a high place of euphoria!…
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