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'Silver in the City' returns to York

Annual event featuring airstream trailers returns to York, South Carolina. YORK, S.C. — It’s the talk of the town. York, South Carolina is “lined with silver!”  With a silver glow from the aluminum exteriors, downtown York is lined with airstream travel trailers.…
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SUPPERLAND’S SUPERB BRUNCH

Blog By Angela Lindsay Sundays in Charlotte are notoriously set aside by hundreds of us in the city for one thing and one thing only—save church and football games—and that is, BRUNCH. And by brunch, I mean an occasion where you arrive at a restaurant during the late morning-early afternoon hours and leave when the restaurant kicks you out so they can begin prep for dinner service or your loved ones send a search party to find you—whichever comes first. …
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CMS Athletic Director Ericia Turner’s Game Plan for Success

By Angela Lindsay Ericia Turner became the first Black woman to be named executive director of athletics for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools in August 2021, following the retirement of Sue Doran. It isn’t a position she sought out, but ultimately, she wanted to utilize her passion for sports and education to “enhance athletic programs and provide opportunities for student athletes to excel both on and off the field.” …
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Writers Share Personal Stories About Their Mothers in New Anthology

By Alicia Benjamin We are proud to announce that one of our regular freelance writers, Angela Haigler, has recently published a collection of essays by women writers who share intimate stories about their mothers. The anthology, “Mama Stories: Gifts From Our Mothers,” includes essays by 13 writers, including Haigler, that recall memories and reflections of their relationships with their mothers.…
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Community Building Initiative CEO Advocates for More Opportunity, Equity and Justice in Charlotte

By Ryan Kouame Intersectional educator, facilitator, nonprofit leader and fierce advocate for justice, Janeen Bryant, is helping build and advocate for more opportunity, equity and justice through her work as executive director of Community Building Initiative (CBI) in Charlotte. A tireless advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, Bryant has a wealth of experience, spanning more than 20 years, five countries, two degrees, and several  areas of expertise that help her lead CBI with diligence, insight and compassion.…