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Matthews Heritage Museum Project Researches Tank Town

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.…

Changing the Face of NASCAR… One Tire at a Time

By LaShawn L. Hudson When most people think about NASCAR, an image of a 20-something African American woman probably is not what comes to mind. Brehanna Daniels is working to change that. Unstoppable on and off the race track, the 25-year-old Concord resident is the first African American female tire changer for the stock car racing competition.…

The Rundown: Things to Do Thursday, March 7 – Sunday, March 10

By Shawn D. Allison, II Greetings to you all and Happy International Women’s Day! On behalf of PRIDE Magazine, I celebrate each and every woman out there doing their thing and making humanity better and more beautiful. And if you want to continue the celebration into the weekend, “The Rundown” has got all sorts of things for you to enjoy and radiate your heavenly glow wherever you go!…

Aging In Place, More Than Just Home Repairs

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By Kayla Becoats We’ve all seen the commercials. In fact, the thought of our grandparents and even parents being helpless and alone in their homes is terrifying. Even if aging isn’t a top priority for the majority of people in the United States, for 47.8 million Americans age 65 and older, it’s a reality.…

Discovery Place Education Studio Provides New Approach to Education

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By Kallan Louis School may have been out for the summer, but class was in session for dozens of educators in June and July, when they participated in the Summer Leadership Institute at Discovery Place Education Studio uptown. There were five four-hour open registration courses, providing hands-on experience on topics including “3D Printing and Design” and “Robotics and Coding.” “The whole focus of Summer Leadership Institute is how do we take any random teacher from any random school, and give them the opportunity to get the full depth of experience that we would normally provide to a full school or district over the course of a year, in four days,” said Doug Thompson, senior manager at the Education Studio.…
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