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Which Positions Pay Best In The MLB?

Quite frankly, the money's on the pitcher's mound! Per The Charlotte Business Journal, "The average pay among that group of top 25 players will be about $24.9 million this year. Nearly half of them – 11 players in all – are starting pitchers slated to earn an average of $26.8 million..."

Best Ice Cream 'Shops' In Every State

Some of us are content with DQ or Cold Stone Creamery.  Even the folks at Thrillist.com admit that "amazing ice cream can turn up literally anywhere." However, being the 'listers' that they are, they've, again, made out a 'favorite's' list.     Their criteria? "...there was no simple one-size-fits-all criteria for earning the top spot.…

'The Teeter' Returns to Sedgefield!

Our favorite 'homey' grocers, Harris Teeter, is bringing back the 'Teeter' brand to the SouthEnd, specifically the Sedgefield neighborhood! Per their press release, Harris Teeter states, “As we are returning to the exact block where the original South Blvd location stood nearly 30 years ago, we decided to embrace the nostalgia of our 1960’s roots…

Stevie Nicks: Cellphone Shamer

Say what you want, but Stevie's just asking for a common courtesy that we all should want for ourselves! "I believe that they (phones, computers, electronics),  in many ways, have ruined our children.  I believe that kids used to go out and play." "I believe that social graces are gone, because manners are gone, because now…

Charlotte's Topgolf Opens Friday!

Whooo hooo! If you're a duffer, a long-ball hitter, or a 'shankapotomus,' you'll be happy to find out that Charlotte's long-awaited new golf facility, Topgolf, opens Friday at 9 a.m.! My hubby Kenny and I were happy to be a part of a media preview night last week at Topgolf to be introduced to the…

What Closed Shopping Malls Are Morphing Into:

It used to be, back in the 1980's..your car just auto-drove itself to the mall.  It was the place to be, to buy clothing, accessories, to meet your friends, to hang out and socialize, and maybe catch a movie, too. We drove to our local malls in droves, like lemmings to the sea.  At the…

6 Year Old Spelling Bee Contestant - Precious!

Little Edith Fuller of Tulsa, Oklahoma turned 6 last month, and this month, she was in the throws of the Scripps National Spelling Bee! Per Today.com, "For 6-year-old Edith Fuller, it was E-A-S-Y." Watch her spell 'nyctinasty,' a word meaning, according to Wikipedia, "s the circadian rhythmic nastic movement of higher plants in response to the…

Taylor Swift's Hunky Actor Brother Austin

  Though a few years younger than his superstar sis, there's something about the wide-spaced blue eyes. You can tell they're sibs. Vanity Fair recently interviewed Austin, now 25, calling him "sinewy and with an Old Hollywood sheen about him."

Eagles: Continuing With A Little Help From Friends, Family

With the colossal loss of Glenn Frey last year, the Eagles had to make that decision that no band ever wants to face. That one - to break up or go on, somehow..after the loss of a pivotal member. That 'somehow' means turning to "one family member and one longtime friend to help it through this…